Engert, Kornelia

Engert

Fields of Interest

Theories of Practice and Interaction
Social Studies of Science
Communication and Media Studies
Sociology of Knowledge
Qualitative Methods

 

Academic Education

05/2019 Dr. phil. in Sociology, University of Mainz
Dissertation: The Body of Knowledge. Fieldwork and Conceptualization in Social Inquiry, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz
since 2009 Doctoral Dissertation: The Body of Knowledge: Fieldwork, Concepts and Theory in the Social Sciences, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz
2008 Research Assistant at the Department of Sociology, Institute of Advanced Studies (IHS), Vienna
2008 Master of Arts
Master's Thesis: Die Sozio-Logik (natur-)wissenschaftlicher Praxis. Situiertheiten und Verfasstheiten von Wissen (The socio-logic of (natural-) scientific practice. Situatedness and constitution of knowledge)
2006-2008 Master of Arts in Communication and Cultural Management, Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen
2005 Dipl. Ing. (for Media)
Diploma Thesis: Multimodale Medienrezeption als Herausforderung für die Medienwirkungsforschung (Multimodal media reception as a challenge for media impact research)
2000-2005 Studies of Media and Information Engineering and Design at Offenburg University and Studies of Media Arts at University of Western Sydney, Australia.

 

Professional / Academic Positions

since 2016 Member in the DFG Research Group: Un/doing Differences. Practices in Human Differentiation. Project: Non-school evaluation. Universities and free schools between the requirement of differentiation and institutionalized contrasts
2014-2016 Parental leave
since 2008 Research Assistant, Institute of Sociology at the Department of Knowledge, Education and Qualitative Methods, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz
2005-2006 Trainee at Weischer.Mediagroup (elbbergmedia), Hamburg

 

Doctoral Dissertation

The Body of Knowledge: Fieldwork, Concepts and Theory in the Social Sciences
In the tradition of Social Studies of Science, this project investigates the cultural conditions for the production of scientific knowledge. Taking sociology as a case in point, it assumes that researchers’ repertoires consist of a range of knowledge practices which serve to enable articulations, each in a specific way. Along these knowledge practices – such as speaking, writing, thinking –, the dissertation investigates how and through which academic and research-based methods the idea of a social world is transformed into its sociological representation... [read more]

 

Publications

Monographs and Edited Volumes
Komplexe Regionen | Regionenkomplexe. Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag (2009). (edited with Marissa Hey)

Articles in Refereed Journals
Reading Writing/Writing Reading. On Epistemic Work with Scientific Texts. Das lesende Schreiben und das schreibende Lesen. Zur epistemischen Arbeit an und mit wissenschaftlichen Texten. In: Zeitschrift für Soziologie (2013), Jg. 42, Heft 5, pp. 366-384. (together with Björn Krey)

Chapters in Edited Volumes
2019: Die universitäre Bewertung. Organisatorische Rahmen und die Einsätze der Mitglieder. In: Meier, Frank; Peetz, Torsten (Hg.): Organisation und Bewertung. VS Springer (together with Herbert Kalthoff, forthcoming)

Soziologie als Praxis. Von den Eigenheiten ein Habitat zu beforschen, zu dem man selbst gehört. In: Keller, Reiner / Poferl, Angelika (eds.) (2018): Wissenskulturen der Soziologie, Beltz.

Einleitung: Von Komplexitäten und Regionen. In: Hey/Engert (ed.) (2009): Komplexe Regionen | Regionenkomplexe, Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag, pp. 9-17. (together with Marissa Hey et. al.)

 

Teaching Experiences

Qualitative Methods

Seminar Sociology of (Higher) Education, co-teaching with Tristan Dittrich (summer term 2019)
Seminar Focus group research and interviewing experts, co-teaching with Dr. Christiane Schürkmann (summer term 2017)
Seminar Interview research, co-teaching with Miriam Chebbah (summer term 2013)
Research Training Knowledge and Creative Work. Ethnographic explorations into the ‘New’ I/II
(summer term 2012 until winter term 2012/13 for master’s degree) (four hours a week)
Seminar Qualitative Methods (winter terms 2008/09, 2010/11, 2018719, 2019720 summer terms 2009 and 2012)

General and Special Sociology

Seminar Reading Goffman (in English, summer term 2013)
Seminar Social Studies of Science, co-teaching with Herbert Kalthoff (summer term 2012)
Seminar Sociology of Gesture (summer term 2011)
Seminar Theories of Interaction (winter term 2010/11)
Seminar Reading Goffmann (summer term 2009)

Sociology of Education

Lecture Society and Socialization (summer term 2018, winter term 2019/20)
Seminar Society and Socialization (winter terms 2008/09 and2017/18)
Research Training Research workshop (Ethnography, Grounded Theory) for master’s degree in Education II (winter term 2016/17)
Seminar Communication and Interaction (summer terms  2009, 2010 and 2016, winter term 2009/10)
Seminar Social Differences in Education (winter term 2008/09, summer term 2016)
Seminar Going to school with Goffman (summer term 2001)

 

Invited Lectures and Conference Papers

"Returning To And Taking Up Classic ‘Studies’ Of Scientific Practice – A Domestication Of What?" Paper presented in panel "Classic STS Papers, Re-Incorporated, Reimagined, Re-enacted" at the 4S Annual Meeting, New Orleans, USA, 2019

"'Seeing sociologically' in action. Towards a praxeology of sociological observations". Paper presented in the section of ‘Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis’ at the 114th ASA Annual Meeting, New York, USA, 2019

„Zur (Un-)Wahrscheinlichkeit selbstreflektierender Interessiertheit“. Paper presented in Ad-hoc-panel „Ende des multiparadigmatischen Friedens? Soziale Bedingungen aktueller Kontroversen theoretischer Soziologe”, at the 39th DGS-Kongress, Göttingen, 2018

"'Entschulte' Bewertung: Höhere Bildung zwischen 'Credits' und akademischen Anforderungen". Frühjahrstagung der Sektion Organisationssoziologie zum Thema "Organisation und Bewertung", Universität Bremen, 08./09. Februar 2018

"Potenziale des Wissens und reflexiver Selbstbezug": Congress: "Selbstsein als Sich-Wissen? Zur Bedeutung der Wissensgeschichte für die Historisierbarkeit des Subjekts". International Congress at Carl-von-Ossietzky-Universität Oldenburg, January 26-28, 2017.

"The site of the social sciences. Sociology in sight" (together with Björn Krey): Ad-hoc-group "Soziologie der Wissenskulturen. Zur Spezifik soziologischer Wissensproduktion" at the Congress of the German Sociological Association (GSA) "Routinen der Krise, Krise der Routinen", Trier, October 06-19, 2014.

"Textual orders and orderings. The case of social scientific writing" (together with Björn Krey): 10th Conference of the International Institute for Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis (IIEMCA), University of Fribourg (Switzerland), July 10-14, 2011.

”Seeing writing. Zur Sichtbarkeit und Sichtbarmachung textualer Praktiken und Artefakte" (together with Björn Krey): Congress: "Visuelle Daten Analysieren, Analyzing Visual Data", Methods of Qualitative Social Research/German Sociological Association (GSA), Universität Klagenfurt, June 3-4, 2011.

„Ethnographie der Soziologie“: Lecture as part of the series "Grass trifft…“, Universität Münster, May 12, 2011.

”Writing Sociology. Praktiken soziologischen Schreibens und ihre textualen Artefakte"€ (together with Björn Krey): ”Transnationale Vergesellschaftungen" at the Congress of the German Sociological Association (GSA), Frankfurt, 2010.

 

Conferences and Sessions Organized

2019: Co-organizer of the 4th Symposium of Social and Cultural Studies, Mainz: "Posthuman. New Perspectives on Nature/Culture" (with Cress, Torsten; Huff, Tobias, Murawska, Oliwia; Schlitte, Annika; Schürkmann Christiane), Conference with international guests at SoCuM (Research Center of Social and Cultural Studies), Johannes Gutenberg University (forthcoming)

2018: Co-organizer ad-hoc-panel: “Koexistenz. Neue Perspektiven der Humandezentrierung” (with Cress, Torsten; Schürkmann, Christiane), at the 39 th DGS-Kongress, Göttingen

 

Grants, Awards and Fellowships

2019 DAAD-Travelgrant for ASA Annual Meeting, New York, USA
since 2017 Member of the Junior Research Group AG 3: Posthuman, Research Center of Social and Cultural Studies (SoCuM), Mainz
2010 Fellow of the 1st Summer School of the International Society for Gesture Studies (ISGS): “Handling gesture: Theory and Method in Gesture Studies” at European University Viadrina, funded by Volkswagen Foundation (Volkswagen Stiftung)
2006-2008 Scholarship student at Zeppelin University with a Master Stipend from the German Magazine “planung&analyse”
1996-1997 Scholarship student of the Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) at Tolleson Union High School in Phoenix, Arizona