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PhD Vanessa Dirksen

Universität Konstanz
Fachbereich Geschichte und Soziologie, Fach 46
Universitätsstraße 10
Konstanz

Raum: F 541

E.Mail: Vanessa.Dirksen(at)uni-konstanz.de

Telefon:  0049 (0)7531 88 3809
Fax:  0049 (0)7531 88 4830

Education

  • MA Social Anthropology (University of Amsterdam)
  • PhD Social Sciences (University of Amsterdam)

Affiliation

2000-2005, Lecturer, Faculty of Economics, University of Amsterdam
2005-2010, Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Constance
2011-present, Post-doc researcher, Department of Sociology, University of Constance.

Areas of expertise

  • Anthropology/sociology of organizations
  • Social studies of science and technology (STS)
  • Sociology of knowledge
  • Sociology of risk and uncertainty
  • Qualitative methods
  • Visualization and perception

Selected publications

Svetlova, E. and Dirksen, V. (forthcoming) Editorial 'Models at Work', special issue of Science in Context

Dirksen, V., Huizing, A. and B. J. Smit (2010) Piling on Layers of Understanding: The use of multiple methods for the study of (online) work practices, New Media & Society, 12: 1045-1063.

Dirksen, V. (2007) Social Imaginaries of Technology and Work: A Connective Ethnography, PhD Thesis, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Dirksen,V. (2006) Socialization and Reputation in Virtual Corporate Spaces: Confirming identity and reproducing practice, The Anthropology of Work Review, xxvi (2), pp. 24-27.

Dirksen,V. (2002) The Cultural Construction of Information and Communication Technologies, in F. Tan, Advanced Topics in Information Management, pp. 150-158, Hershey: Idea Group Publishing.

Dirksen,V. (2001) The Cultural Construction of Information Technology, Journal of Global Information Management, 9 (1): 5-10.

Dirksen,V. and Smit, B. J. (2001) Exploring the Common Ground of Virtual Communities, in J. Kisielnicki, Modern Organizations in Virtual Communities, pp. 67-75, Hershey: Idea Group Publishing.

Teaching activities MA, BA and PhD

'Bachelor project seminar Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty', Department of Sociology, University of Constance, summer term 2010.

'Basics of Ethnography', PhD course, Department of Economics, Luiss Free International University of Social Sciences–Guido Carli, Rome, March 1-5, 2010.

'Bachelor project seminar Ethnography In/Of the Information Society', Department of Sociology, University of Constance, winter term 2009/2010.

'Master project seminar Contemporary Ethnography: Sociology of Place and Time', Department of Sociology, University of Constance, summer term 2009.

'Qualitative Methods', Compulsory first year course, Department of Sociology, University of Constance, winter term 2008/2009.

'Information Economics', Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Amsterdam, summer term 2008.

'Qualitative Methods', Department of Public Management and Governance, Zeppelin University, winter term 2007/2008.

'Sociology of Work', Department of Sociology, University of Constance, summer term 2007.

'Sociology of the Internet', Department of Sociology, University of Constance, summer and winter term 2006/2007.

'Knowledge Sharing and Learning', Department of Economics, Free University of Amsterdam, summer term 2005.

'Project Information Studies', Department of Economics and Business, University of Amsterdam, from 2000 to 2004.

Selected presentations

Scopic Media: Brain Imaging Technologies, SPP Workshop 'Handlungs- und Interaktionsformen', Konstanz, Germany, December 21-22, 2011.

Scopic Media and Telepresence: An Empirical Investigation of the Synthetic Situation, Conference 'Mediatized Worlds: Culture and Society in a Media Age', Bremen, Germany April 13-15, 2011.

The Epistemic Cultures of Policing: Modeling Against Terrorist Attack, Conference 'Challenging Models in the Face of Uncertainty', Cambridge, UK, September 28-30, 2010.

Models at Work in Intelligence, ESA Conference 'Social Relations in Turbulent Times', RN22 Sociology Of Risk And Uncertainty, Geneva, Switzerland, September 7-10, 2011.

Studying the Materiality of Risk Perception, Workshop 'Practice Theory', Konstanz, Germany, January 20 2010.

Patterns of Appropriation and the Dispersed Modification of Practice, Department of Economics, Luiss Free International University of Social Sciences–Guido Carli, Rome, Italy, December 10, 2009.

Connective Ethnography and the Appropriation of Technology, Free University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, February 26, 2008.

Qualitative Methods in the Social Sciences, Workshop 'Philosophy of Mathematics', Sociological Aspects and Mathematical Practice, University of Utrecht, October 20, 2008.

Getting the "Co" in Ethnography, Workshop 'Virtual Ethnography', Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 22-23, 2007.

The Networking Knowledge Worker and the Practice of Technology Appropriation, International Conference on Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities, Ontario, Canada, June 14-17, 2007. (With A. Huizing)

The Dark Sides of Ethnography in Professional Settings, ÖGS Konferenz, Graz, Austria, September 25-27, 2007. (With B. Grimpe)

A Cultural Critique of Organizational Change: Getting in touch with reality, 4th International Critical Management Studies Conference, Cambridge, UK, July 4-6, 2005. (With B. J. Smit)

Information Behavior in Online Corporate Communities, General Online Research (G.O.R), Zurich, Switzerland, March 22-23, 2005. (With B. J. Smit)

Introduction to Virtual and Visual Methods of Research, University of Applied Sciences, (AMFI), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, December 14, 2004.

Online Social Network Analysis, 'Virtual Methods Seminar Series', University of Surrey, UK, October 30, 2003.

Reflections of Local Practice in Corporate ICTs: A (virtual) ethnography, European Association of Science, Society and Technology (EASST) Conference, York, UK, July 31-August 3, 2002.

Radio interview "Cyberspace Oddyssey, Konferenz zür New Economy", Vienna, Austria, July 9, 2000, 10.30pm, Ö1/ORF, matrix.orf.at.