Dr. Lisa Sigl

University Assistant

Research Platform “Responsible Research and Innovation in Academic Practice”
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Biography

Lisa Sigl is university assistant at the Research Platform “Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in Academic Practice”. Her main research interest lies in the conditions that allow responsibility (in its various dimensions) to be a legitimate and potent value in research cultures and practices. She is particularly interested in forms of inter- and transdisciplinary collaboration to raise the potential of RRI.

As research assistant at the Center for Higher Education (zhb) at TU Dortmund (2014-2016) she works on the research project “University-industry collaboration in high-tech fields” (with a particular focus on Germany). At the intersection of science and technology studies (STS) and Higher Education Studies (HES), she is mainly interested in forms of agency that develop in new governance arrangements for research commercialization (e.g. new IPR-legislation, university-internal regulations).

During her time at the Austrian Institute for international Affairs (oiip) in Vienna, she had the opportunity to work with representatives of different stakeholders (ministries, funding agencies, etc.) in the framework of a “Taskforce of the Austrian Government for the Internationalisation of Science and Research Policy”. As head of the research focus “Internationalisation of Science-, Technology and Innovation Policy”, she was mainly interested in the international comparison of innovation policies and innovation concepts in Europe, China and India.

In her PhD thesis at the Department for Science and Technology Studies at the University of Vienna, she dealt with the question how young researchers in the life sciences (PhDs, Postdocs) deal with different kinds of uncertainty and precarious working conditions. She combined conceptual approaches of STS and the Labour Studies to open up new perspectives on the transformation of research cultures today. Basis of this work was her collaboration in two research projects on the transformation of scientific research cultures – the FP6-project KNOWING („Knowledge, Institutions and Gender: An East-West Comparative Study“) and the project GOLDII („Die Biowissenschaften als Kultur und Praxis neu denken“) – and a DOC-scholarship of the öaw („Uncertain Research Landscapes“).

Current research interests

  • the transformation of cultures of knowledge production within their societal contexts (in academia, but also in contexts of research commercialization, social innovation, social movements)
  • inter- and transdisciplinary collaboration in and for “responsible research and innovation (RRI)”  
  • innovation policies and concepts of innovation in international comparison

Publications

Sigl, L. (2016). Über Bedingungen der Prekarisierung  in akademischen Arbeitskulturen - am Beispiel der Lebenswissenschaften in Wien. In B. Schmidt-Lauber, C. Blumhagen, & A. Rabensteiner (Eds.), Doing University. Reflexionen universitärer Alltagspraxis (pp. 181-206). Wien: Verlag des Instituts für Europäische Ethnologie.


Mayer, K., & Sigl, L. (2016). Responsible Research and Innovation in Academic Practice. oead News (101), 10-12.


Sigl, L. (2015). On the Tacit Governance of Research by Uncertainty. How Early Stage Researchers Contribute to the Governance of Life Science Research. Science, Technology & Human Values, 1-28. doi: 10.1177/0162243915599069.


Witjes, N. & Sigl, L. (2015). The Internationalization of Science, Technology & Innovation (STI): An Emerging Policy Field at the Intersection of Foreign Policy and Science Policy? In A. Jansen, A. Franzmann & P. Münte (Eds.), Legitimizing Science: National and Global Publics, 1800-2010 (pp. 245-272) Frankfurt/New York: Campus.


Sigl, L. (2015). „Absicherung gibt es überhaupt keine, man kann nur hoffen...“ Über den Umgang mit Unsicherheiten im Kontext der Prekarisierung von Arbeitsverhältnissen junger Lebenswissenschaftler/innen. Journal Hochschuldidaktik, 25(1-2), September 2015, 24-27.


May, D., Hosch-Dayican, B., Leisyte, L., Sigl, L. & Terkowsky, C. (2015). Entrepreneurship and Gender in Higher Engineering Education in Germany, Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI), Orléans.


Sigl, L. & Heidenwolf, C. (2013). Scientists as Diplomats!? On the Challenges of Researching International Science, Technology and Innovation Policies. In C. Günay & J. Pospisil (Eds.): Global Shifts and Europe (Viennese Contributions to International Affairs 13/14) (pp. 61-71). Wien: Facultas.


Sigl, L. (2012). Embodied Anxiety. On Experiences of Living, Working and Coping with Conditions of Precarity in Research Cultures of the Academic Life Sciences. Universität Wien, August 2012 (Dissertationsgebiet: Soziologie).


Felt, U., Sigl, L. & Wöhrer, V. (2010). Multiple Ways of Being Together Alone: A Comparative Analysis of Collective and Individual Dimensions of Academic Research in Two Epistemic Fields. STS Working Paper Series 01-2011, Department of Social Studies of Science, University of Vienna.


Sigl, L. as contributor to: Felt, U. (Ed.) (2009). Knowing and Living in Academic Research. Convergence and Heterogeneity in Research Cultures in the European Context. Prague: Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.


Sigl, L. (2006). Keine Diättherapie ohne Arzt! Zur Etablierung von Diätassistentinnen in Österreich und im ‚Deutschen Reich’ 1933 bis 1945. In I. Arias (Ed.): Im Dienste der Volksgesundheit. Frauen, Gesundheitswesen, Nationalsozialismus (pp. 211-232). Wien: Verlagshaus der Ärzte GmbH.


Sigl, L. (2004). Die Ernährungswissenschaft als Emanzipationsstrategie der bürgerlichen Frauenbewegung um 1930 im Spiegel der Zeitschriften ‚Die Österreicherin’ und ‚Die Frau und ihre Interessen’. Universität Wien, August 2004.