Florian Irgmaier is a researcher and doctoral candidate in the research groups “Technology, Power and Domination” at the Weizenbaum Institute and "Politics of Digitalization" at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. In his dissertation at Bielefeld University he investigates how scientific knowledge and technology inform societal beliefs about what is possible and feasible, and thus contribute to the problematization of established norms.
He studied political and administrative sciences and sociology at Potsdam University (B.A.) and social sciences at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (M.A.). His work focuses on questions in the sociologies of knowledge, science and technology, and particularly on the roles science and technology play in the constitution of expectations. Empirically, he is interested in behaviorally informed and digitally supported regulatory tools and the debates on their legitimacy.
Fields of research
- sociology of knowledge and technology
- horizons of the possible and feasible
- feasibility and responsibility
- techniques of behavior change