Dr. Endre Dányi - Vita

I am currently visiting professor at the ‘Biotechnologies, Nature and Society’ chair, substituting Prof. Thomas Lemke at the Department of Sociology at the Goethe University. I studied sociology, media theory and political science in Budapest and London, completed my PhD at the Centre for Science Studies in Lancaster, and worked as a lecturer and postdoctoral researcher in Frankfurt am Main. Before returning to the Goethe University, I was visiting professor at the ‘Sociology of Globalisation’ chair at the Bundeswehr University in Munich. I am also university fellow at the Charles Darwin University in Darwin, Australia, and co-founder and co-editor of a scholar-led Open Access book publisher called Mattering Press.

Employment & education

Current and previous academic appointments

October 2021 - present Visiting Professor
Biotechnologies, Nature and Society
Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences
Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
October 2016 – present University fellow
The Northern Institute,
Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia
October 2020 – Sept. 2021 Parental leave
April 2019 – Sept. 2020 Visiting Professor for the Sociology of Globalisation
Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences
Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany
October 2012 – March 2019 Lecturer and postdoctoral researcher
Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences
Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
October 2011 – June 2012   Visiting research fellow
‘Innovation in Governance’ research group
Center for Technology and Society, Technical University in Berlin
January 2008 – Sept. 2010  Postgraduate researcher
‘Relocating Innovation’ research project (The Leverhulme Trust)
Department of Sociology, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
October 2006 – June 2007 Seminar tutor
Department of Sociology, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
October 2005 – Sept. 2006 Scholar-in-residence
Stanhope Centre for Communications Policy Research, London, UK
October 2004 – Sept. 2005  Visiting research fellow
Center for Media and Communication Studies
Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary

Education

October 2002 - Sept. 2005 Habilitation in Sociology
Department of Sociology, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
 2006 – 2012  PhD in Sociology
Department of Sociology, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
 2010 – 2011  Visiting PhD student
Institute for European Ethnology
Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany
2003 – 2004 MSc in New Media, Information and Society (research track)
Department of Media and Communications
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK
 2002 – 2003  MA in Political Science
Political Science Department
Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary 
1997 – 2002 BA/MA in Sociology
Institute of Sociology
Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary