Monographs and edited volumes

In preparation              Melancholy Democracy: Politics Beyond Hope and Despair.

In preparation               Parliament Politics: A Material-Semiotic Analysis of Liberal Democracy.
Updated edition. Manchester: Mattering Press.

2020                            ‘The Insides and Outsides of Parliamentary Politics’
Special issue of Social Studies of Science

2012    Parliament Politics: A Material-Semiotic Analysis of Liberal Democracy.
PhD thesis, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.

Peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters

2021                            ‘Drug Places and Spaces of Problematisation: The Melancholy Case of a Hungarian Needle Exchange Programme’ Drugs and Alcohol Today, forthcoming (with Róbert Csák).

2021                            ‘Relocating Innovation: Postcards from Three Edges’ In Andrea Ballestero and Brit Ross Winthereik (eds.) Experimenting with Ethnography: A Companion to Analysis. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, pp. 91-107 (with Lucy Suchman and Laura Watts).

2021                            ‘Propositional Politics’ In James Maguire, Laura Watts and Brit Ross Winthereik (eds.) Energy Worlds in Experiment. Manchester: Mattering Press, pp. 66-94 (with Andrea Ballestero, Hannah Knox, James Maguire and Michaela Spencer).

2020                            ‘Búskomor Politics: Practicing Critique beyond Hope and Despair’, The Sociological Review, Vol. 68, No. 2, pp. 356-368.

2020                            ‘Un/common Grounds: Tracing Politics Across Worlds’ Social Studies of Science, Vol. 50, No. 2, pp. 317-334 (with Michaela Spencer).

2019                            ‘Becoming Stronger by Becoming Weaker: The Hunger Strike as a Mode of Doing Politics’ Journal of International Relations and Development, Vol. 22, No. 4, pp. 882-898 (with Sebastian Abrahamsson).

2019                            ‘Von der Krise zu den Rissen liberaler Demokratie’ Soziologie,
Vol. 48, No. 4, pp. 442-445.

2019                            ‘Are Parliaments Still Privileged Sites for Studying Politics and Liberal Democracy?’ In Anders Blok, Ignacio Farías and Celia Roberts (eds.) Routledge Companion to Actor-Network Theory. London: Routledge, pp. 298-305.

2019                            ‘Asymmetries and Climate Futures: Working with Waters in an Indigenous Australian Settlement’ Science, Technology & Human Values, Vol. 44, No. 5, pp. 786–813 (with Michaela Spencer and Yasunori Hayashi).

2018                            ‘Good Treason: Following Actor-Network Theory to the Realm of Drug Policy’ In Tobias Berger and Alejandro Esguerra (eds.) World Politics in Translation. London: Routledge, pp. 25-38.

2018                            ‘Politics beyond Words: Ethnography of Political Institutions’ In Bernard Forchtner and Ruth Wodak (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Language and Politics. London: Routledge, pp. 291-305.

2018                            ‘The Things of the Parliament: An ANT-Inspired Reading of Parliamentary Democracy’ In Jenni Brichzin, Damien Krichewsky, Leopold Ringel and Jan Schank (eds.) Soziologie der Parlamente. Wiesbaden: Springer, pp. 267-285.

2017                            ‘Walking as Knowing and Interfering’ Aggregate, Vol. 3, 12 June 2017.

2016                            ‘Samizdat lessons: Three dimensions of the politics of self-publishing’ Journal of Electronic Publishing, Vol. 10, No. 2.

2015                            ‘The Parliament as a High-Political Programme’ In Anna-Lisa Müller and Werner Reichmann (eds.) Architecture, Materiality and Society: Connecting Sociology of Architecture with Science and Technology Studies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 99-118.

2013                            ‘Democracy in Ruins’ In Dariusz Gafijczuk and Derek Sayer (eds.) The Inhabited Ruins of Central Europe: Re-Imagining Space, History and Memory. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 55-78.

2007                            ‘The Internet and the Mobile Phone as Competing Metaphors’ In Kristóf Nyíri (ed.) Mobile Studies. Paradigms and Perspectives. Vienna: Passagen Verlag, pp. 149-158.

2006                            ‘Xerox Project: Photocopiers as a Metaphor for an “Open Society”’ The Information Society Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 111-115.

2005                            ‘Internet and Elections: Changing Political Strategies and Citizen Tactics in Hungary’ Information Polity, Vol. 10, No. 3-4, pp. 219-232 (with Anna Galácz).

2005                            ‘East of West: Setting a New Central and Eastern European Media Research Agenda.’ Croatian Journal of Journalism and the Media. Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 119-138 (with Ferenc Hammer and Miklós Sükösd).

2005                            ‘WLCM 2 UROP: Interconnected public spheres in the age of mobile communication.’ In Kristóf Nyíri (ed.) A sense of place: The global and the local in mobile communication. Vienna: Passagen Verlag, pp. 129-138.

2003                            ‘Who’s in control? Viral politics and control crisis in mobile election campaigns.’ In Kristóf Nyíri (ed.) Mobile Democracy: Essays on Society, Self and Politics. Vienna: Passagen Verlag, pp. 285-316 (with Miklós Sükösd).

2003                            ‘M-Politics in the Making: SMS and E-mail in the 2002 Hungarian Election Campaign.’ In Kristóf Nyíri (ed.) Mobile Communication: Essays on Cognition and Community. Vienna: Passagen Verlag, pp. 211-234 (with Miklós Sükösd).

Book reviews and conference reports

2018                            ‘Needling Problems: How Might STS Engage with Harm? Review of Nicole Vitellone’s Social Science of the Syringe’ Science as Culture, Vol. 27, No. 4, pp. 552-556.

2016                            ‘Pictures at an exhibition – and beyond. Review of the “Reset Modernity!” exhibition, ZKM, Karlsruhe.’ Science and Technology Studies, Vol 29, No. 4, pp. 70-73 (with Michaela Spencer).

2016                            ‘A Parliament of Sociologies. Report on the Soziologie der Parlamente? conference, Forum Internationale Wissenschaft (FIW) Bonn, 10–11 June 2016.’ Soziopolis, 18 July 2016. 

2016                            ‘Rivalry and its others. Review of Nick Thorpe’s The Danube: A Journey Upriver from the Black Sea to the Black Forest.’ Austrian History Yearbook, Vol 47, pp. 244-245.

2015                            ‘How do words count? Review of Douglas Holmes’ Economy of Words.’ Journal of Cultural Economy, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 535-537.

2012                            ‘The architecture of democracy. Report on the 2012 Milton Wolf Seminar, Vienna, 26-28 March 2012.’ World Policy Blog, 11 July 2012.

2009                            ‘The irony of memory politics. Review of Geoffrey Bowker’s Memory Practices in the Sciences.’ Time & Society, Vol 18. No. 2-3, pp. 214-216.

Online articles, blog posts

In preparation               ‘The road to hell is paved with good intentions’ Blog post in the ‘Other Terms, Other Conditions’ series in NatureCulture (with Jeannette Pols)

2019                            ‘Doing STS in Germany: On meetings, workshops and basic conditions’
Blog post about the STS-in-Germany organizational workshop in Kassel,
21-22 February 2019, 4S Backchannels (with Tanja Bogusz, Stefanie Büchner, Anja Klein, Stefan Laser, Martina Schlünder and Estrid Sørensen)

2017                            ‘When Worlds Meet’ blog post on the EASST 2018 conference,
Centre for Science Studies, Lancaster University, 1 November

2017                            ‘Studying Politics and Performing Critique Among Normative and Political Ruins’ Interview by Nida Alahmad, Performing a State, 18 January 2017

2014                            ‘Postsocialism and STS.’ EASST Review, Vol. 33, No. 4.
(with Susanne Bauer, Marija Bradic Vukovic, Márton Fabók, and Ivan Tsalakov)

2014                            ‘From Openness to Openings: Reflections on the Experiments in Knowledge Production workshop.’ CSISP Online, 18 June 2014 (with Joe Deville)

2013                            ‘Mattering Press: New forms of care for STS books,’ EASST Review, Vol. 32, No. 4. (with Sebastian Abrahamsson, Uli Beisel, Joe Deville, Julien McHardy, and Michaela Spencer)

2009                            ‘Drifting Locations.’ In Alistair Peebles and Laura Watts (eds.) Orkney Futures – a handbook. Buckquoy: Brae Editions.

2008                            ‘Relocating Innovation: Places and material practices of future making.’ (with Lucy Suchman and Laura Watts)


2010 (mit Kathrin Braun): Spendende Verkäuferinnen oder bezahlter Altruismus. Eizellen für die Forschung: Verdeckte Strategien der Kommerzialisierung, Working Paper für EU-Projekt: Regenerative Medicine in Europe: Emerging Needs and Challenges in a Global Context (REMEDiE), Mai 2010, 31 S.

2007 (mit Kathrin Braun und Erich Grießler): The governance of genetic testing: A non-antagonistic setting, authentic publics, and moments of unease, Final Report for the EU Project: Participatory Governance and Institutional Innovation, Brussels, 169 S.