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Jana Pannier

Research Associate

Jana Pannier is a doctoral researcher at the Weizenbaum Institute and at the WZB. She holds an MA in Sociology and Technology Studies from Technical University of Berlin. Her research is situated at the intersections of the sociology of technology, the sociology of work, and critical data and algorithm studies and centers on visions and practices of use of AI-based decision support systems and connected modes of sensemaking and negotiation. Formerly, she worked also at the Weizenbaum Institute and at Freie Universität Berlin focussing on the social implications of algorithmic social regulation and social scoring technologies. She has also worked in AI research and development in a software company prior to her master’s studies.

Positions at Weizenbaum Institut

Research Associate

Research Focus: Digital Infrastructures in Democracy

Research Group: Technology, Power and Domination

Committees and functions


Section Science and Technology Studies of the German Sociological Association (DGS), European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST), stsing e.V. – Doing Science and Technology Studies (STS) in and through Germany

Fields of research

  • Artificial intelligence and changes in work and knowledge practices
  • Digitalisation in healthcare
  • Qualitative methods


Social media

Wissenschaftzentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)