Dr. Veit Braun - Biography

Education and Stays Abroad

10/2015 – 02/2019 PhD in sociology (Institute für Sociology, LMU Munich); member of the PhD program „Environment and Society“ (Rachel Carson Center, LMU Munich)
  Thesis: „Seed at the End of Property: Propertization in Plant Breeding and Its Crises“
01/2018 – 02/2018 Visiting PhD student (Kent Law School, University of Kent) on invitation by Hyo Yoon Kang
10/2013 – 09/2015 MA in sociology and philosophy (Institute for Sociology, LMU Munich); certificate program Environmental Studies (Rachel Carson Center, LMU Munich)
09/2008 – 09/2012 BA political science and sociology (Institute for Political Science, University of Vienna / Geschwister-Scholl-Institut für Politikwissenschaft, LMU Munich)


Academic Employment

Since 04/2019 Research associate, ERC project „CRYOSOCIETIES – Suspended Life: Exploring Cryopreservation Practices in Contemporary Societies“ (Institute for Sociology, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main)
04/2018 – 07/2018 Lecturer (Institut für Soziologie, LMU München)
10/2015 – 12/2017 Research associate, BMBF project „The Language of Biofacts“ (Institute for Sociology, LMU Munich)
05/2015 – 09/2015 Research assistant, BMBF project „The Language of Biofacts“ (Institute for Sociology, LMU Munich)
10/2013 – 09/2013 Student assistant (Institute for Sociology, LMU Munich)
05/2012 – 09/2013 Student assistant, VolkswagenFoundation project „Innovations in Nanomedicine“ (Institute for sociology, LMU Munich)


Fellowships and Awards

07/2018 DAAD conference scholarship for organizing the panel „Performing Commodification“, EASST2018 Conference, Lancaster
01/2018 – 12/2018 Thesis completion scholarship, Andrea von Braun Foundation



  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie
  • Society for the Social Study of Science
  • European Association for the Study of Science and Technology

Referee Work

  • Environmental Humanities
  • Imaginations
  • Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society