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Antti Edward Silvast


  • aedsi (at)
  • Co-opted member; Co-ordinating editor of Science & Technology Studies
  • Associate Professor at Division for Responsible Innovation and Design, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Associate Professor-II at Department for Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway


Antti’s research focuses on the energy infrastructure, with a particular interest in methodologies of STS, interdisciplinarity, computer modelling, and control room studies. Antti held postdoctoral positions at the University of Edinburgh (Science, Technology and Innovation Studies), Durham University (Department of Anthropology), and Princeton University (Global Systemic Risk). Alongside his current academic work, he has also worked in Nordic energy policy, management of European research and development funding, and power systems research.

Call for applications

Call for applications: 27th March

The EASST Fund supports a range of activities such as the organisation of conferences, network meetings, seminars, workshops, etc. These can be either online or in-person or a combination of both.

The Spring call for activities seeking funds from EASST has a deadline of 27th March. For more information and to apply visit EASST Fund.

Vicky Singleton



  • Elected Council Member 2014-2018
  • Senior Lecturer
  • The Centre for Science Studies and The Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies, Department of Sociology
    Lancaster University, UK


Vicky Singleton is a Senior Lecturer in The Centre for Science Studies and The Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University, UK. She carries out ethnographic case studies, informed by a feminist material-semiotic approach, on care and the interdependency of policy and practices. She is currently researching the production of normativities-in-practices through the materiality and politics of compassion.


Attila Bruni


  • Elected Council Member 2011-2018
  • Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Research of the Faculty of Sociology
  • University of Trento, Italy


Attila Bruni is Associate Professor at the department of Sociology and Social Research of the Faculty of Sociology of the Trento University, where he teaches Sociology of Technological Phenomena and Sociology of Organizations. He is member of the Editorial Board of Tecnoscienza – Italian Journal of Science&Technology Studies ( and has been President of the Italian Society for Science and Technology Studies ( between 2010 and 2013. His research interests regard particularly the intersection of technological phenomena, work and organizing practices, especially in the field of healthcare.


Ignacio Farias


Ignacio Farias

  • Co-opted member; Editor EASST Review till 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Munich Center for Technology in Society of the TU München, Germany


Ignacio Farías (Ph.D., Humboldt University Berlin, 2008) is Assistant Professor at the Munich Center for Technology in Society of the Technische Universität München. With a background in sociology and anthropology, he is currently preparing a book on studio life and creative processes in three creative industries. Farías has done extensive research in urban issues, such as tourism and disaster reconstruction. He is co-editor of Urban Assemblages. How Actor-Network Theory Changes Urban Studies (Routledge 2009) and author of journals articles in Space and Culture, Mobilities, CITY and Convergencia. Revista de Ciencias Sociales.


Kalpana Shankar


  • Elected Council Member 2017- 2020
  • Professor of Information and Communication Studies
  • University College Dublin, Eire


Kalpana Shankar is particularly interested in how data practices and systems reflect and reify the larger society, culture, and institutions where they are enacted. Her current research projects focus on the sustainability and longevity of data archives and Irish attitudes towards climate change.


Aleksandra Lis


  • Elected Council Member 2017- 2020
  • Assistant Professor at the Institute of Anthropology
  • Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland


Aleksandra Lis works at the Institute of Anthropology at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland and completed her PhD on carbon market at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Currently, she works on public perceptions of fracking as well as scaling expertise and the governance of shale gas development. Aleksandra was a Fellow at IAS-STS at TU Graz and at Max Planck Institute for the Study of Society in Cologne. She is a member of international project teams and she leads her own Projects.


Dara Ivanova


  • Elected Council Member 2017 – 2020 (student representative)
  • PhD Student
  • Institute of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Dara Ivanova is doing a PhD project on the significance of place for the governance of healthcare. The aim is to understand and mobilize place as a focal point in healthcare research by examining the relation between place and governance. The focus is on somewhat odd and unconventional empirical cases, where the importance of place as an analytical concept can be observed clearly. Dara has an educational background in cultural anthropology (Utrecht University) and is currently a member of the Netherlands Graduate Research School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture.


Ulrike Felt


  • ulrike.felt(at)
  • President 2017 – 2020
  • Professor of Science and Technology Studies and Head of the Department of Science and Technology Studies and of the research platform Responsible Research and Innovation in Academic Practice
  • University of Vienna, Austria


Ulrike Felt was the founding chair of the STS department in Vienna. She holds a PhD in physics and a habilitation on STS. Her research focuses on issues of governance, democracy and public participation in technoscience, changing research cultures, as well as the role of time in science and society issues. Her work has covered the life sciences, biomedicine, nanotechnologies and sustainability research. It is often comparative between national/cultural contexts and technological or scientific fields. She has been an invited professor at numerous universities and has been involved in policy advice to the European Commission, the ESF as well as to national bodies. In 2014 she received, together with a group of STS scholars EASST’s Ziman Award for a significant innovative cooperation in a venture to promote the public understanding of the social dimensions of science. She is 2015 winner of the Austrian State Prize, Ars Docendi, for innovative excellent teaching. From 2002 to 2007 she was editor-in-chief of Science, Technology, & Human Values and is one of the editors of the 4th edition of the STS Handbook (MIT 2017).


Miquel Domènech


  • Elected Council Member 2017 – 2020
  • Associate Professor
  • Departament de Psicologia Social, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain


Miquel Domènech’s research interests cohere broadly in the field of science and technology studies, with a special focus on the relationship between care and technology and on citizen participation in technoscientific issues. He is currently leading research on participative methodologies in the design of health technologies. He is the Coordinator of the Barcelona Science and Technology Studies Group (STS-b) and he is also coordinating the PhD Program “Person and Society in the Contemporary World”.