Andrea Ploder

Visiting Scholar

Researcher on "Academic Media of a Theory of Practice: Harold Garfinkel and Ludwig Wittgenstein", DFG Collaborative Research Center "Media of Cooperation"
Siegen University
CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies, Office for the History of Science and Technology
Affiliation period: February 2018 - February 2020
Degrees Ph.D. Philosophy :: University of Graz (2017)
M.A. Sociology :: University of Graz (2012)
M.A. Philosophy :: University of Graz (2012)

Research Areas

Qualitative Research, History of the Social Sciences, Sociological Theory, STS

Curriculum Vitae (Ploder)

Andrea received her PhD in Philosophy with High Honors from Graz University. She studied Sociology, Philosophy, and Law, was a research associate and lecturer at Graz and Salzburg University, a visiting student researcher at UC Berkeley, and a visiting scholar at the University of Chicago, TU Berlin, and Frankfurt University. In her PhD dissertation (2017) she investigated the history of qualitative research in the German speaking countries, in her MA thesis (2012) she reconstructed the influence of Edmund Husserl on qualitative research.

Currently, Andrea is a member of the Collaborative Research Center “Media of Cooperation” and a research associate at the department of Science, Technology and Media Studies at Siegen University. While in Berkeley, she will work with unpublished papers, notes, and voice recordings from the Harold Garfinkel Archive in Newburyport/Massachusetts.

She was previously affiliated with CSTMS: August – November 2014.

For recent publications see:


last updated: April 12th, 2020