Benjamin Lipp


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Short CV

In 2013, I graduated in sociology, economics and criminology at the Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich (LMU). My diploma thesis investigated the therapeutic practice of the German ‘Kein Täter Werden’ network, a nationwide project that offers preventive therapy for self-identified paedophiles. For this research I was awarded the LMU prize for excellent students.

After my graduation I joined the Technical University of Munich (TUM) as research associate and doctoral candidate at the chair of Sociology of Science (Sabine Maasen). In 2016 I was appointed lecturer at the M.Sc. programme of Neuroengineering at TUM. I taught regular courses in Science and Technology Studies and ethics with a special focus on responsible research and innovation. In 2018 I joined the Horizon 2020 project SCALINGS led by Sebastian Pfotenhauer investigating co-creative innovation practices in the procurement of healthcare robotics.

In 2019 I received my doctoral degree from the Munich Center for Technology in Society at TUM (magna cum laude). In my dissertation project, I investigated the interconnection of social robotics and elderly care within the context of European innovation politics. Next to multiple field visits across Europe, I was hosted as visiting scholar at the University of Amsterdam (Jeannette Pols) and the University of Edinburgh (Robin Williams).

During my Postdoc I was awarded a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship co-affiliated with the University of Hamburg and Cornell University. In this project, I studied the interface of neuro-technology and chronic pain management in the United States and Europe.

Since 2023 I am Assistant Professor at the Technical University of Denmark.

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