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 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

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


Since 2023      Speaker of the Research Training Group »Fixing Futures. Technologies of Anticipation in Contemporary Societies«


2018 – 2019

Executive Director 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 - 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


Since 2019      Advanced Grant of the European Research Council for the Project CRYOSOCIETIES


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 Bioeconomy Council of the German Government (2020-2023)
  • Member of the Research Training Group »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«


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NEWS

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