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Tobias Lehmann


Hardenbergstr. 16-18
10623 Berlin
Room: HBS 124
(2nd floor, to the right, end of the hallway)

Phone: +49 30 314 70865
Email: t.lehmann[at]tu-berlin.de
Office hours: by appointment by mail



Tobias Lehmann studied sociology and science and technology studies at the Universities of Augsburg and Vienna.

Since 2020, he has been working as a research associate 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.

Curriculum vitae

Since 2020
Research associate in the BMBF-funded project "Forms and Effects of Unsuccessful Research" (FEM) at the Department for Social Studies of Science and Technology, Institute of History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Literature, TU Berlin
2019 - 2020
Student research assistant in the FFG-funded collaborative project "Automated Mobility and Inclusion. Perspectives, Scenarios and Recommendations for Transport and RTI Policy" (AM Inklusive!) at the Department of Culture and Knowledge, Institute of Sociology, University of Vienna
2017 - 2020
M.A. Science - Technology - Society, University of Vienna
2014 - 2016
Student Assistant at the Chair of Sociology, University of Augsburg
2013 - 2016
Student assistant in the BMBF-funded joint project "Child welfare as a collective pattern of orientation?", subproject "Medicalization and concepts of child welfare in institutional contexts" at the Chair of Sociology, University of Augsburg
2011 - 2016
B.A. Social Sciences, University of Augsburg

Research interests

  • Sociology of knowledge
  • Sociology of science
  • Methodology of qualitative and quantitative science studies
  • Epistemic cultures and regimes of scientific knowledge production


  • 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.]
  • Pfadenhauer, Michaela; Lehmann, Tobias (2022): Affects After AI: sociological perspectives on artificial companionship. In: Elliott, Anthony (Ed.): Routledge Social Science Handbook of Artificial Intelligence (pp. 91-106). London: Routledge.
  • Knoll, Bente; Hofleitner, Birgit; Feßler, Anne Katrin; Hauger, Georg; Fian, Tabea; Adensam, Nadine; Hohenecker, Nina; Schlembach, Christopher; Lehmann, Tobias; Sammer, Gerd; Neuhold, Robert; Benesch, Emil (2021): Automatisierte Mobilität inklusive! Ed. by Federal

  • Viehöver, Willy; Lehmann, Tobias (2016): Biopolitik. In Gugutzer, Robert; Klein, Gabriele; Meuser, Michael (Eds.): Handbuch Körpersoziologie. Band 2: Forschungsfelder und Methodische Zugänge (pp. 43-57). Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
  • Viehöver, Willy; Lehmann, Tobias (2015): Book Review: Hammerich, Kurt; Klein, Michael; Romich, Manfred (Eds.): Minderheiten im Umgang mit der Natur. Naturschutz und Freizeitgesellschaft Bd. 10. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 67(3), 617-620.


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