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Michael Borggräfe

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Hardenbergstr. 16-18
10623 Berlin
Room: HBS 124
(1st floor, right, at the end of the side wing)

Phone: +49 (0)30 314-70916
E-Mail: borggraefe[at]tu-berlin.de
Office hours: by appointment by mail

 

Michael Borggräfe is a sociologist with a focus on sociology of science, higher education research and organizational sociology. He studied sociology at the University of Bielefeld and received his PhD from the University of Kassel in 2018. In his dissertation, he studied German university administrations using their organizational charts and developed a systematic method to analyze organizational charts.

Since 2020, he has been working as a postdoctoral researcher at TU Berlin and is involved in the BMBF-funded project "Forms and Effects of Unsuccessful Research" (FEM). The topic of the project is field-specific forms of scientific failure, their consequences for the research biographies of individual scientists and for the knowledge production of their scientific communities.

CV

Since
2020 
Since 2020 Postdoctoral researcher at the Department for Social Studies of Science and Technology (SOST), TU Berlin.
2018 - 2020
Postdoctoral researcher at the Leibniz Center for Science and Society (LCSS), Leibniz University Hannover.
2014 - 2018
Research Associate at the International Centre for Higher Education Research (INCHER-Kassel), University of Kassel.
2012 - 2018
PhD in Sociology, University of Kassel.
2011 - 2012
Research Assistant at the INCHER-Kassel, University of Kassel.
2004 - 2010
M.A. in Sociology, University of Bielefeld.

Areas of Research

  • Research organizations
  • Forms and effects of failure in science
  • University administrations
  • Organizational chart analysis

Publications

  • Lehmann, Tobias; Borggräfe, Michael; Gläser, Jochen (forthcoming). The Challenges of Identifying Significant Epistemic Failure in Science. [To be published in the proceedings of the conference "Scheitern in den Wissenschaften – Perspektiven der Wissenschaftsforschung" (16.-17.09.2021, Erlangen) by Brill Mentis, edited by Sebastian Schuol and Michael Jungert.]
  • Borggräfe, Michael (2019): Wandel und Reform deutscher Universitätsverwaltungen. Eine Organigrammanylse. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. (Rezension in: die hochschule, 2/2019)
  • Kosmützky, Anna; Borggräfe, Michael (2012): Zeitgenössische Hochschulreform und unternehmerischer Aktivitätsmodus. In: Uwe Wilkesmann und Christian Schmid (Hg.): Hochschule als Organisation. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, S. 69-85.

Presentations

  • "Researching Significant Failure in Scientific Practice" (with Jochen Gläser and Tobias Lehmann), 4S-Conference Session Encounters with Failure in STS, 6. October 2021, Toronto.

  • "Die soziale Konstruktion (signifikanten) wissenschaftlichen Scheiterns als Mehrebenenproblem" (gemeinsam mit Jochen Gläser und Tobias Lehmann), Scheitern in den Wissenschaften - Perspektiven der Wissenschaftsforschung, 16.09.2021, Erlangen.
  • „Wandel und Reform deutscher Universitätsverwaltungen – Eine Organigrammanalyse”, Institutskolloquium des Instituts für Politikwissenschaften (IPW), 4. November 2019, Hannover
  • „Organizational charts as reflections of world society?”, Future of World Society Theory, Columbia University, 9. August 2019, New York.
  • „Historicizing the organizational chart”, 35th European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) conference, Subtheme 48: Historical-Evoluationary Organization Studies, 4.-6, Juli 2019, Edinburgh.
  • „Wettbewerb” im Fokus der Wissenschafts- und Hochschulforschung” (gemeinsam mit Julian Hamann, Anna Kosmützky, Stephanie Beyer, Tobias Bochmann), Frühjahrstagung der DGS-Sektion Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung, 23.-24. May 2019, Forum Internationale Wissenschaft (FIW) der Universität Bonn.
  • "What organizational charts tell us about German university administrations". 29th Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER) conference "The University as a Critical Institution?", University of Cambridge, 5-7 September 2016.
  • „Analysis of German university administrations using their organizational charts”. 10th International EUREDOCS Conference „Equity and Diversity in Contemporary Higher Education”, Society for Research into Higher Education, London 27.-28. Mai 2016.
  • „Zwischen Organisationskultur und Organisationsmerkmalen: zeitgenössische Universitätsreform und unternehmerischer Aktivitätsmodus” (gemeinsam mit Anna Kosmützky). Tagung der AG Organisationssoziologie zum Thema „Hochschule als Organisation“ am 10.-11. Juni 2011 am Zentrum für Weiterbildung der TU Dortmund.
  • „Zwischen Organisationskultur und Organisationsmerkmalen: zeitgenössische Universitätsreform und unternehmerischer Aktivitätsmodus” (gemeinsam mit Anna Kosmützky). 2. Workshop des Forums kritische Organisationsforschung, Foucault und Organisation. Chemnitz, 18. Mai 2011.

Memberships

  • German Sociological Association
  • Section organizational sociology of the German Sociological Assoctiation
  • Working Group on Science Studies and Higher Education Research

Academic Services

  • Reviewer for Higher Education and Bulletin of Sociological Methodology

 

 

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