Alexander Stingl, PhD

Research Faculty, Center for Science, Technology & Society; Lecturer, Leuphana University, Lüneburg

Alexander Stingl, Ph.D.



  • PhD, Sociology, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, 2008

Research Interests

  • The concept of the human body in biomedical science and its publics
  • Post-democratic societies, inequality and social justice in the age of bio-citizenship & digital divide
  • Care, Power, Information: Social Integration, Digital Divide and Health Care
  • Nomadic Statehood: Post-democracy, technoscientific governance, science and its publics
  • Epistemologies and historical ontologies of bio-medical research and technoscientific governance Nü-Pragmatism


Alexander I. Stingl creates innovative research and teaching in science studies and critical thinking.  His main interest is in the genealogy and media-archeology of techno-scientific governance, the creation of public-science discourses and technologies of the embodied self between the material agencies of body, state, and the political imagination.

He is an affiliated researcher with the Science, Technology & Society program at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, a Visiting Fellow at the Faculty for Social Sciences (FB 5 Gesellschaftswissenschaften) at University of Kassel, Germany, and a contract lecturer in the Science Makes History (Wissenschaft macht Geschichte) cluster at Leuphana University Lueneburg, Germany.

His scholarship extends to science, medicine and technology, relevant aspects of history, anthropology, media & organization studies and philosophy. He is the founding editor of Pompeii, a peer-reviewed open access journal publishing junior scholars. He was the 2011 national correspondent for Germany for EÄ – Journal for Medical Humanities ( When not busy with research and academic duties, he practices Taichi, QiGong, Zen, and mindfulness.