Jan-Peter Voß

Chair of Society and Technology

Visiting professor


Building: 6070

Room: 236

Theaterplatz 14

52062 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80-25408
  Picture Jan-Peter Voss Copyright: © Volker Kuntzsch

Current Position

Since May 2022 visiting professor at the chair "Technology and Society" at the faculty of arts and humanities at RWTH Aachen University.

Research Focus

  • Social studies of knowledge, science, technology, innovation, and experimentation
  • Social studies of politics, public policy, governance, participation, and democracy
  • Social studies of the senses, affect, aesthetics, art, and design
  • Sociologies of knowledge, practice, and culture
  • Transdisciplinary research, generative experiments, citizen science
  • Energy, mobility, food, infrastructures, climate protection, sustainability

Currents Projects

  • Innovating technologies of governance: Emergence, development and spreading of policy instruments/ models of governance and participation methods/ models of democracy
  • Late-modern governance: reflexizing functionally differentiated institutions for shaping collective orders (such as the liberal-democratic nation state, academic-disciplinary science, autonomous art), emergence of hybrid arrangements (such as evidence-based and experimental policy-making, participatory and transformative research, aesthetic inquiry and interventions)
  • Practices of performative representation and authority generation (epistemic, political and aesthetic)

Additional Positions and Activities

  • Board member, DGS Section Political Sociology
  • Memberships: German Sociological Association (DGS); German Political Science Association (DVPW); German Society for Science and Technology Research (GWTF); European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST); Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Science and Democracy Network (SDN), European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR

Extended CV

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