Dr. Jan-Peter Voß as new deputy professor at the chair of society and technology
Jan-Peter Voß headed the Chair of Sociology of Politics and Governance at TU Berlin’s Institute of Sociology from 2012 to 2022, first as a junior professor and then as a visiting professor. At the TU Berlin he led, i.a., the junior research group "Innovation in Governance", was a co-applicant in the DFG graduate school "Innovation Society Today" and in the SFB "Re-Figuration of Spaces", initiated and managed a Citizen Science project on tasting practices and taught in the BA/ MA Sociology and technology studies. Before that, he worked in transdisciplinary sustainability research at the Öko-Institut e.V. Simultaneously he did his doctorate at the Department of Science and Technology Policy Studies at the University of Twente (NL).
His research fundamentally deals with various modes in which collective orders are shaped (political, epistemic, aesthetic) using approaches of knowledge, practice, and cultural sociology. In recent years, he has empirically examined the emergence and spreading of new forms of governance and democracy in the interplay of politics and science (e.g. liberalization of network infrastructures, emissions trading, tradable biodiversity certificates, the experimental design of sustainability transformations, deliberative citizen councils). Using approaches from Science and Technology Studies (STS), he used these case studies to reconstruct patterns and dynamics of innovating technologies of governance - and developed methods of technology assessment for policy instruments and participation methods.