Moritz Becker

Doctoral Researcher

Moritz Becker is research associate in the field of sociology in the interdisciplinary research group “trust in distributed environments” at the Weizenbaum-Institute and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Moritz holds a M.Sc. in Sociology from London School of Economics and Political Science (with distinction) and a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Bonn. Upon completing his studies, he worked as a Junior Research Manager in the field of E-Business at a market research institute prior to joining Weizenbaum-Institute in April 2018.

His research interests lie at the intersection of organisational sociology and the sociology of technology. More specifically, his work is concerned with the topic of blockchain-technology and its coordinating effects in the context of collective decision-making processes as well as the normative ideals associated to blockchain technology within current discourses.



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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU)
  • Positions

    Doctoral Researcher:

    Research Group "Trust in Distributed Environments"

  • © Katharina Stefes
  • Fields of research
    • Organisational Sociology
    • Sociology of Technology
    • Blockchain-Technology

Becker, M.: “Blockchain and the Promise(s) of Decentralisation: A Sociological Investigation of the Sociotechnical Imaginaries of Blockchain”, In: Conference Proceedings of the STS Conference Graz 2019, 2019


Invited Talks

Becker, M.: “Democracy in crisis? What is the problem and does it need assistance?” (Presentation & Panel Discussion), Blockchain for Social Good: Blockchain-assisted democracy, Berlin, 21.05.2019.

Becker, M.: “Blockchain and the Promise(s) of Decentralisation: A Sociological Investigation of the Imaginaries of Blockchain”, 18th Annual STS Conference Graz. Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies, Graz, 06.05.2019.


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