Prof. Dr. Thomas Lemke - Biography

Education


2006   Habilitation in Sociology (PD), University of Wuppertal.

1996 PhD in Political Science, Sociology and Legal Studies (Dr. phil.), J. W. Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, in.

1984 - 1991 Political Science, Sociology, Legal Studies, J. W. Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main; Southampton University, UK; University of Paris (Panthéon-Sorbonne).

Employment


Since 11/2012 Professor for Sociology with a Focus on »Biotechnologies, Nature and Society«, Faculty of Social Sciences at the J. W. Goethe-University,  Frankfurt am Main

2008 - 2012 Heisenberg Professor for Sociology with a Focus on »Biotechnologies, Nature and Society«, Faculty of Social Sciences at the J. W.  Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main

2002 - 2008 Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt am Main.

1997 - 2006 Assistant Professor at the Department of Economic and Social Sciences at University of Wuppertal.

Stays Abroad


2015 Visiting Professor at the University of New South Wales, Sydney                                                                                
2014 Visiting Professor at the University of New South Wales, Sydney
                              
2008 Visiting Professor at Copenhagen Business School

2003 Visiting Fellow at New York University

2001 Visiting Fellow at Goldsmiths College in London

1993 Visiting Researcher at the Centre Michel Foucault, Paris

1990-1991  Visiting Student at Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne

1986-1987 Visiting Student at University of Southampton, UK

Administrative Positions


2014 - 2015 Member of the Directorial Board of the Institute of Sociology at J. W. Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main

2013  Vice Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of J. W. Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main

2010 - 2012 Member of the Faculty Council of Social Sciences at J. W. Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main

2010 - 2011 Executive Director of the Institute of Foundations of the Social Sciences at J. W. Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main

Since 2009 Board Member of the Cornelia Goethe Center for Women's and Gender Studies at J. W. Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main          

Grants and Awards


2016 Translation grant from the The German Publishers and Booksellers Association for the book Eine Kritik der politischen Vernunft – Foucaults Analyse der modernen Gouvernementalität

2015 Research Grant from Brocher Foundation (Geneva, Switzerland)

2014

Opus Magnum grant from Volkswagen Foundation for the book project »The Government of Things: Foundations and Perspectives of the New Materialism«

Since 2014 Honorary Professor at the University of New South Wales, Sydney

2008 Translation grant from the Volkswagen Foundation for the book Die Polizei der Gene. Formen und Felder genetischer Diskriminierung      

2007 - 2008 Heisenberg Fellow, German Research Foundation

1993

Stipendiary Fellow, German Academic Exchange Service (PhD research in Paris)

1986 - 1987 Stipendiary Fellow of J. W. Goethe University (student exchange program with Southampton University)

1985 Award of the Young Literature Forum

Memberships of Editorial Boards and Scientific Advisory Councils


  • Member of the Graduate College »Life Sciences – Life Writing«
  • Associate Member of the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt/Main
  • Co-editor of the Journal »Distinktion. Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory«
  • Co-editor of the Book Series »Frankfurter Beiträge zur Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie« (published by Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften)
  • Co-editor of the Journal »New Genetics and Society«
  • Member of the Editorial Board of »Foucault Studies«
  • Member of the Editorial Board of »Journal of Classical Sociology«
  • Member of the Editorial Board of »New Genetics and Society«
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal »Zeitschrift für Diskursforschung«
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Series »VerKörperungen – MatteRealities: Perspektiven empirischer Wissenschaftsforschung« (published by transcript Verlag)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Series »Law & Politics: Continental Perspectives« (Routledge).
  • Member of the Editorial Board of »Pléyade. Revista de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales«

Memberships of Scientific Association


  • German Sociological Association (GSA)
  • International Sociological Association (ISA)
  • European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST)
  • Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S)

 

Review Activity


Scientific Journals: American Journal of Sociology, Social Theory, Social Science and Medicine, The Sociological Review, New Genetics and Society, Science as Culture, International Political Sociology, Theory, Culture and Society, Science, Technology and Innovation Studies, Soziale Welt, Zeitschrift für Soziologie, Zeitschrift für Sozialreform, History of the Human Sciences, Security Dialogue, Historical Materialism

Publishers and Foundations: Routledge, Springer, Duke University Press, Polity Press, Verso, German National Academic Foundation, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Volkswagen Foundation, Thyssen Foundation, American Academy, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Organisations of Research Funding: German Research Association, German Academic Exchange Service, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Danish Council for Independent Research, Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (Belgien), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Chilean National Fonds for the Promotion of Science and Technology (FONCECYT)

Universities: Copenhagen Business School, L'École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Princeton University, New York University, King's College, London, Brunel University, London, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, University of New South Wales, Sydney,Malta University, European University Institute, Florence, University of Sydney, Goldsmiths College, London, Amsterdam University

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CONTACT

Prof. Dr. Thomas Lemke

Goethe-University
Faculty of Social Sciences
Institute of Sociology
Research Group Biotechnologies,
Nature and Society

Visiting address
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
Campus-Westend – PEG-Building
Room 3.G 027
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Mail address
Campus Westend
PEG - internal post 31
60629 Frankfurt am Main

Tel. +49 69 798 36664
lemke@em.uni-frankfurt.de

CONTACT

Team Assistant

Mrs. Uhrig
Room 3.G 030
Tel.: +49 69 798 36660
uhrig@soz.uni-frankfurt.de