Peter Stegmaier


Peter Stegmaier, Dr, Assistant Professor at the University of Twente, Department of Science, Technology, and Policy Studies (STePS). He is currently investigating (1) the governance of discontinuing socio-technical systems (e.g., light bulb, coal), (2) struggles to innovate forest ecosystem services, (3) policies for building a market for climate services in the EU, (4) the practices of using electric cars. His more general research interests include social theory and methodology, knowledge and normativity, theories of action and institutionalization, phenomenology, philosophical anthropology and neurology, and the sociologies of science, governance, innovation and citizenship, as well as that of music. Formerly, Peter was a researcher and lecturer at the Universities of Dortmund, Hagen and Düsseldorf, carrying out at the latter two the project ‘Law as a social practice—from everyday legal methods to a legal methodology for everyday work’ (2000–2004). After this, he worked as a lecturer and researcher in criminal and police sociology at the Ruhr University of Bochum, focusing especially on public security institutions (2004–2006). From 2007 to 2009 he held a post-doc position at the Centre for Society and Genomics, Radboud University Nijmegen. There, in the form of an institutional ethnography, he investigated how “society and genomics” research, education and dialogue activities (sometimes called ‘ELSA’ or ‘ELSI’ for ethical, legal, social aspects/implications) in the Netherlands and in the United Kingdom get conceptualized and organized, institutionalized and legitimized in everyday work—as science governance in action. He also participated in the FP7 projects on Research and Innovation Futures 2030: From explorative to transformative scenarios (RIF) and Forward Visions on the European Research Area (VERA).
Role in TIPC: Conference 2019