Prof. Dr. Martina Klausner

Professor of Digital Anthropology / Science and Technology Studies

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IG-Farben-Haus, room: 1.452


Research Interests: Digital Anthropology, Science and Technology Studies, Political and Legal Anthropology, Queer/Gender Studies

Office Hours in the winter term 2021/2022:

Wednesday, 03.11.2021, 13:00 p.m. - 14:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 01.12.2021, 13:00 p.m. - 14:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 12.01.2022, 13:00 p.m. - 14:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 09.02.2022, 13:00 p.m. - 14:00 p.m.

To make an appointment for one of these dates, please write an email to

Martina Klausner joined the Institut for Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology at Goethe-University as Professor for Digital Anthropology and Science and Technology Studies in 2020. She completed her studies and her PhD at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin at the Institute of European Ethnology, where she has also been an active member of the Laboratory: Anthropology Environment | Human Relation.

Her PhD research was part of the DFG-funded project „The Production of Chronicity in Mental Health Care and Research in Berlin“ and resulted in her book „Choreografien psychiatrischer Praxis. Eine ethnografische Studie zum Alltag in der Psychiatrie“ – published in 2015 and located  at the intersection of Science and Technology Studies, Anthropology of Knowledge, and Medical Anthropology.

After parental leave in 2014 Martina Klausner was PostDoc Researcher at the research cluster „BeMobil: Regain Mobility and Motivity“. Her research focus was on the development of digital therapeutic systems for physical rehabilitation; her research agenda on digitization in health care also included the implications for data protection rights.

Between 2018 and 2019 Martina Klausner was PostDoc researcher in the research group „Law - Gender - Collectivity: Processes of Standardization, Categorization and Generating Solidarity“. In her case study on the mobilization of antidiscrimination law through and for people with disabilities, she explored the manifold politics of participation in Berlin’s public administration and within the networks of the disbility activism.