PD Dr. Peter Wehling - Biography

Education


2011 Habilitation at Goethe University Frankfurt and since then private lecturer for sociology at the Department of Social Sciences
2006 – 2011 Private lecturer for Sociology at the University of Munich
2006 Habilitation at the University of Munich, venia legendi: sociology
  Habilitation thesis: "Im Schatten des Wissens? Perspektiven der Soziologie des Nichtwissens"
1991 Doctorate (Dr. phil) at Goethe University Frankfurt
  Dissertation thesis: "Die Moderne als Sozialmythos. Zur Kritik sozialwissenschaftlicher Modernisierungstheorien"
1983 Start of doctoral studies (Political Science) at Goethe University Frankfurt
1981 Magister Artium (major: Philosophy) at Goethe University Frankfurt
1973 Start of studies in Philosophy, Political Science and History at the universities of Munich, Marburg and Frankfurt

    

Academic Employment


Seit 11/2015 Research associate in the project "Carriers. Genetic Knowledge and the Emergence of a New Biosocial Identity" (project supervision), Sociology with focus on "Biotechnology, Nature and Society", Department of Social Sciences, Goethe University Frankfurt
07/13 - 04/2015 Research associate in the third-party funded project "„Präkonzeptionelle Genträger-Tests auf seltene Erkrankungen: Soziale Implikationen, ethische Problemstellungen und die Perspektive von Patientenorganisationen" (project supervision), Goethe University Frankfurt
07/2009 – 12/2013 Research associate in the third-party funded project "Partizipative Governance der Wissenschaft" at the University of Augsburg
12/2011 – 05/2012 Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study, University of Konstanz, Cluster of Excellence "Cultural Foundations of Integration"
07/2001 – 06/2009 Research associate at the University of Augsburg in the Collaborative Research Centre 536 "Reflexive Modernization
  Subprojects "Vergesellschaftung der Natur – Naturalisierung der Gesellschaft“ und „Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Wissenschaftsfolgenabschätzung"
09/2007 – 02/2008 Deputy Professor for Sociology of Science at Bielefeld University
10/2006 – 03/2007 Deputy Professor for Sociology at the University of Augsburg
2000 – 2001 Research associate at the Institute for Sociology at the University of Munich (Chair of Prof. Ulrich Beck)
1999 – 2000 Lectureship and service contract at the Institute for Sociology at the University of Munich
1995 – 1998 Research associate at the Institute for Social-Ecological Research (ISOE) in Frankfurt
1990 – 1995 Research associate at Goethe University Frankfurt;
at the same time freelance research associate at the Institute for Social-Ecological Research
1986 – 1989 Free research and publication activity for the Social Ecology Research Group, Frankfurt am Main
1983 - 1989 Freelance journalist at the news agency ddp

 

Memberships


  • German Sociological Association (DGS), Sections Science and Technology Studies, Environmental Sociology, Sociology of Knowledge
  • European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST)
  • Advisory board of the journal "Erwägen - Wissen - Ethik"
     

Referee Activities


Reviewer for numerous international and German journals, including:

  • Science, Technology and Human Values
  • Social Studies of Science
  • British Journal of Sociology
  • Zeitschrift für Soziologie
  • Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie
  • Soziale Welt
  • Leviathan

as well as for various institutions working in the fields of research promotion and the promotion of young researchers.