About

In my current research project, I will inquire the governing of office work in and through its architectural conditions in late capitalism. Within the framework of an ethnographically extended dispositive analysis, I am especially interested in two aspects. On the one hand, I will investigate spatial control programs, generated by managerial and architectural discourses. An analysis of enacted and embodied practices, which take place with and within such ‘formatted’ spaces, on the other hand, will shift the focus towards the inner restrictions of these programs and local moments of subversion and resistance.

Before that I have been working on an interactionist reframing of hegemony anaysis. Starting with the anouncement of Bin Laden’s death by Barack Obama I have traced the emergence of hegemony and conter-hegemony in the international and intranational reactions to the killing of Bin Laden.

Education

2013–2017
Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany

2009–2010
Université de Montréal, Canada

2006–2013
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany

Other Publications

MONOGRAPHY

CHAPTERS

  • Quelle liberté défendre? La liberté de la recherche entre élitisme et participation, in: Mélanie Duclos/Anders Fjeld (Hg.): Liberté de la recherche. Conflits, pratiques, horizons, Paris: Éditions Kimé 2009, pp. 43–53.

  • Solid Futures. Office Architecture and the Labour Imaginary, in: Hannes Krämer/Matthias Wenzel (ed.): How Organizations Manage the Future. Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Insights, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan 2018, pp. 299–319 (reviewed).

  • Die Entstehung einer Lounge. Ästhetisierung als praktischer Vollzug, in: Ove Sutter/Valeska Flor (ed.): Ästhetisierung der Arbeit. Kulturanalysen des kognitiven Kapitalismus, Münster: Waxmann 2017, pp. 33–49.

  • Globalisierung und Flexibilisierung als Realität und Mythos, in: Simone Schröder/ Ulrike Weymann/ Andreas M. Widmann (ed.): Odysseus/Passagiere. Über Selbstbestimmung und Determination in Literatur, Medien und Alltag, Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann 2011, pp. 179–194.


CONFERENCE REPORTS

TRANSLATIONS

  • Temmar, Malika: Die Debatte um das französische Hochschulgesetz L.R.U. von 2009. Eine Äußerungsanalyse der Darstellung hochschulpolitischer AkteurInnen in Pressetexten, in: Johannes Angermuller et al. (ed.): Diskursforschung. Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch, volume II, Bielefeld: transcript 2014, pp. 454-472 (aus dem Französischen).

Memberships

German Sociological Association (Commitee „Sociology as profession“)

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