Dr. Ingmar Lippert

Dr. Ingmar Lippert 

Research Fellow

Dr. Ingmar Lippert conducts research and teaching at our institute with a focus on how the digital, the social and the environmental meet. Ingmar Lippert investigates the situated politics at the heart of a society that seeks to be simultaneously digital and sustainable; for that he analyses the structures and detailed relations between power, knowledge, technology and society

Ingmar Lippert currently co-edits the international open access journal Science & Technology Studies. He has published, amongst others, in Science as Culture, Science & Technology Studies, Geoforum, Ephemera, Big Data & Society, Computational Culture, Leviathan. 

Before he joined out institute, Ingmar Lippert was, inter alia, Associate Professor at the Technologies in Practice Research Group at IT University of Copenhagen, he has been Lecturer at the Tembusu College at National University of Singapore and was a fellow for instance of the Institute for Advanced Studies of Science, Technology and Society (Graz) or the Käte Hamburger Kolleg: Cultures of Research, an International Center for Advanced Studies in Philosophy, Sociology, and History of Science and Technology at RWTH Aachen University. He has taught e.g. at Lancaster, Salzburg, Berlin, Cottbus and Kopenhagen.

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Theory and Analytics
practice theories, specifically Pierre Bourdieu's workfeminist analytics of technoscience(post)actor-network theory, specifically ontological and ontic politicsperformativity of economicsdiscourse and dispositif analyses 

“Digital Society"
data politics, databases intersections of small and big data, qualculation and data practices, monitoring and accountability relations 

Environment and (Un)Sustainability
climate, carbon, coal and extractivism, water, fish, biodiversity, plants, ecosystem services 

workplace ethnography,experimental digital methods, methodography of STS methods

Edited Works

  • Data, Methods and Writing. Ingmar Lippert; and Julie Mewes. Science & Technology Studies, 34(3): 2–16. 2021. Special issue introduction
  • After numbers? Innovations in Science and Technology Studies' Analytics of Numbers and Numbering. Ingmar Lippert; and Helen Verran., editors. Science & Technology Studies, 31: 2-12. 2018. Special issue introduction
  • Environmental Management as Situated Practice. Ingmar Lippert; Franz Krause; and Niklas Hartmann., editors. Geoforum, 66: 107–114. 2015. Themed issue introduction
  • Limits to Managing the Environment. Ingmar Lippert., editor. 2011. Part III in 'Implementing Environmental and Resource Management', edited by Michael Schmidt, Vincent Onyango and Dmytro Palekhov. Springer: Heidelberg

Journal Articles

  • European energy poverty metrics: Scales, prospects and limits. Siddharth Sareen; Harriet Thomson; Sergio Tirado-Herrero; João Pedro Gouveia; Ingmar Lippert; and Aleksandra Lis. Global Transitions, 2: 26–36. 2020.
  • On not muddling lunches and flights: Narrating a number, qualculation, and ontologising troubles. Ingmar Lippert. Science & Technology Studies, 31: 52–74. 2018.
  • Umwelt – 'Version 2b': Das Programmieren ökologischer Fehlentscheidungen und Grundlagen für eine neue Umweltpolitik. Ingmar Lippert. Leviathan, 44(3): 399–427. 2016.
  • Failing the market, failing deliberative democracy: How scaling up corporate carbon reporting proliferates information asymmetries. Ingmar Lippert. Big Data & Society, 3(2): 1–13. 7-12 2016.
  • Environment as datascape: Enacting emission realities in corporate carbon accounting. Ingmar Lippert. Geoforum, 66: 125–135. 11 2015.
  • Carbon classified? Unpacking heterogeneous relations inscribed into corporate carbon emissions. Ingmar Lippert. Ephemera, 12(1): 138–161. 2012.
  • Extended carbon cognition as a machine. Ingmar Lippert. Computational Culture, 1(1). 2011.

Book Chapters

  • Digitalisation as promissory infrastructure for sustainability. Ingmar Lippert. In Luigi Pellizzoni; Emanuele Leonardi; and Viviana Asara., editor(s), Elgar Handbook of Critical Environmental Politics, 42, pages 540-553. Edward Elgar, 2022. invited contribution
  • In, with and of STS. Ingmar Lippert. In Astrid Wiedmann; Katherin Wagenknecht; Philipp Goll; and Andreas Wagenknecht., editor(s), Wie forschen mit den 'Science and Technology Studies'? Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven, of Locating Media/Situierte Medien, pages 301–318. Transcript Verlag, 2020.
  • Corporate Carbon Footprinting as Techno-Political Practice. Ingmar Lippert. In Shirley Fiske; and Stephanie Paladino., editor(s), The Carbon Fix, 6, pages 107–118. Routledge, 2017.
  • Latour's Gaia – Not down to Earth?. Ingmar Lippert. In Arno Bammé; Günter Getzinger; and Thomas Berger., editor(s), Yearbook 2012 of the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society, pages 91–111. Profil, 2014.
  • Sustaining Waste – Sociological Perspectives on Recycling a Hybrid Object. Ingmar Lippert. In M. Schmidt; V. Onyango; and D. Palekhov., editor(s), Implementing Environmental and Resource Management, 22, pages 283–306. Springer, Heidelberg, 2011.
  • Knowledge for Corporate Energy Management – Structural Contradictions and Hope for Change?. Ingmar Lippert. In M. Schmidt; V. Onyango; and D. Palekhov., editor(s), Implementing Environmental and Resource Management, 18, pages 211–228. Springer, Heidelberg, 2011.
  • Disposed to Unsustainability? Ecological Modernisation as a Techno-Science Enterprise with Conflicting Normative Orientations. Ingmar Lippert. In Arno Bammé; Günter Getzinger; and Bernhard Wieser., editor(s), Yearbook 2009 of the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society, pages 275–290. Profil, München, 2010.
  • Hochschulen auf dem Weg zur Nachhaltigkeit: Möglichkeiten studentischer Partizipation in Umweltmanagementsystemen. Stephan Wolf; and Ingmar Lippert. In Walter Leal Filho; and Bernd Delakowitz., editor(s), Umweltmanagement an Hochschulen: Nachhaltigkeitsperspektiven, 9, pages 143–162. Peter Lang Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, 2005.


Dr. Ingmar Lippert
Institut für Kulturanthropologie und Europäische Ethnologie
Norbert-Wollheim-Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Room: 1.456

Office Hours

Winter Term  2023/24

Monday, 26.02.2024, 9:00-11:00 a.m. 
Tuesday, 27.02.2024, 1:00-3:00 p.m. 
Tuesday, 12.03.2024, 1:00-3:30 p.m. 
Monday, 18.03.2024, 9:00-10:00 a.m. 

appointment only by contacting the department office A.Kuehn@em.uni-frankfurt.de