Name Alexander Stingl
Affiliation Drexel Univeristy, Philadelphia, PA (US). University of Kassel, Germany.
Areas of Research Philosophy of Political Science, Social Epistemology and Cognitive Sociology, Sociology of Science, Qualitative Methods in Social Science, Critical Realism, Ethical/Political Issues and Social Sciences, Social Ontology, Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
Biographical Info Alexander I. Stingl creates innovative research and teaching in science studies and critical thinking. His main interest is in the genealogy and media-archeology of techno-scientific governance, the construction of public-science discourses, and technologies of the embodied self between the material agencies of body, state, and the political imagination. He is an affiliated research faculty in the STS program at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA (USA). He is a visiting fellow in political and medical sociology with the Faculty for Social Sciences (Gesellschaftswissenschaften FB 5) at University of Kassel, Germany, and a research collaborator at the Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science (CLWF), Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium. He is a consultant for the Institute for General Medicine (Allgemeinmedizin), FAU Erlangen-N├╝rnberg, Germany Between 2011 and 2014, he was teaching in social studies of science and technology, medical humanities, and decolonial science studies as a contract lecturer in the cluster "Knowledge Makes History" (Wissen macht Geschichte) at the Leuphana University, Lueneburg, Germany. His recent courses focused on social justice in biomedicine, digital knowledge culture, and health care systems, the concept of state in techno-scientific governance and post-democracy, as well as the impact of post-/de-colonial studies on Western discourses on science, public and gender. Alexander I. Stingl obtained the title of Dr.phil. (Phd) in sociology at the FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2008. His Magister Artium (MA) is in sociology, American studies (including the undergraduate-level of teacher education), and philosophy. He studied the above subjects as well as economics, empirical social research, social psychology and anthropology, Amerikanistik, and German literature. His international baccalaureate equivalent (Abitur) majors were in biology and English (American studies) with an honors thesis in American Culture.