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News and Coming Appearances


I have just accepted a fellowship with the Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme and a research associate position for the program " Économie du bien-être et de la justice sociale" at the Collège d'édtudes mondiale in Paris, France.

Forthcoming Soon:

·      (forthcoming) ?Writing from Kulturtechnik to Herrschaftstechnik in the digital coloniality of power?

·    ( forthcoming) “A critiq u e of  BioEconomy”, Working Paper, Collège d’études  mondiales/FMSH

• † ( submitted  and under review )  “ There’s no map for this essay. B ecause, of course, it  matters, ‘which worlds world worlds’  and other remarks on the geopolitics of mappi ng  the world, mapping the body, mapping the brain, and mapping the life - c o urse. " , Journal  of Interdisciplinary History of Ideas :  Special Issue  -  Philosophy and Geography: History  and Theory

• (forthcoming)  “ Karl  Jaspers’s US - American Student”, in:  Studi Jaspersian

·      ?(forthcoming, 2018/19) Care, Power, Information: The Colonization of Digital Citizenship in Digital Cultures of Health Care, Ecology, and Social Justice (Legitimacy of the Digital Age ? Part 2), London: Routledge


Just Published:

(forthcoming 2017) ?Exercising epistemic authority and the deployment of persuasive technologies:  The case of medical images? in: Vollmann/Nossek/Gather/Henking, eds.. Beneficial coercion in medicine? Foundations, areas of conflict, prevention' (publication following BMBF Klausurwoche, Bochum 2016)

(2016) ?Sight beyond Sight: SciFi as Thinking together with Others?, Special Issue: Science and Science Fiction, Vol. 2, Bulletin for Science, Technology, & Society, online first

Alexander I. Stingl and Sabrina M. Weis editors of Volume 1 and 2 of the Special Issues on Science and Science Fiction of the Bulletin of Science, Technology, and Society

Stingl, Alexander I. The Digital Coloniality of Power. Lanham, Md.: Lexington




 Old News


  • (2017) "What and whose justice in the transition to BioEconomy?", Collège d'etudes mondiales, Paris, Oct. 17, 2017.
  • (201 I am the concluding discussant at "Savoir-vivre! New Challenges for Work and Family Life in Germany and France", WZB, Berlin, March 21 - 23, 2017


·      (2016) ?Green Precarity/Precarity/Precariousness?, Changing Societies II Workshop, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) and Réseau Francais des Institutes d?Etudes Avancées (RFIEA) , Paris, Sept, 2016

·      (2016) ?The assemblage of ?Braining your life/Living your Brain?: A Narrative Dialectics of Techno-Scientific Practice?  Körperbilder | Körperpraktiken Conference, Hamburg, Sept. 28/29

·      (2016) "That comes after (World) Risk Society? Interrobangly doing(s of) the techno-scientific post-risk body in Green Precarity.", at Cold Bodies/Warm Machines: Art, Technology, and the Posthuman, NRW Forum, Duesseldorf Sept. 9 - 11, 2016

·       (2016) ?What comes after (World) Risk Society? Doing(s of the) techno-scientific post-risk body.? SSSI, Seattle, 2016

·       (2016) Panel Organizer, Presider, and introductory Paper ?SI, Postcolonialty, Decoloniality) SSSI, Seattle

·      (2016) ?BioEconomy and the Anthropocene?, Changing Societies Workshop, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) and Réseau Francais des Institutes d?Etudes Avancées (RFIEA) , Berlin

·      (2016) ?Economies of Relevance and the Ignorance Towards Ecology: Rethinking care, precarity, and attention?, ESS,  Boston

·      (2016) Organizer Mini-Conference ?Decolonial Options, 9 panels, ESS, Boston

·      (2016) ?Exercising epistemic authority and the deployment of persuasive technologies:  The case of medical images? at the: BMBF Klausurwoche ?Beneficial coercion in medicine? Foundations, areas of conflict, prevention', Univ. Bochum, Feb. 15 ? 19

·       (2016 invited but scheduling conflict) ?The Rural Imaginary & BioEconomy?, IRSA, Ryerson Univ., Toronto

·      (2015) ??Hellooooo Zombie!? Embodying and enacting transmedial cognitive Cultures and Othering(s).? Adaptation and Perception: Media Convergence, Johannes Gutenberg - University Mainz December 3 -5, 2015

Lectures on 'Science, Democracy, and Citizenship' at Leuphana University Lüneburg

Lecture 3: "CRISPR/Cas9 - The Science and its bioethical challenges, Jan. 26, 2016


Lectures on 'Science, Democracy, and Citizenship' at Leuphana University Lüneburg

Lecture 1: ?Zombies, überall nur noch Zombies!  Wissenschaft und Politische Ökonomie der Aufmerksamkeit", October 27, 2015

Lecture 2:  " Ich sage Euch, die Karte ist nicht die Landschaft! oder Warum auch ein toter Lachs Gefühle hat. Über die Macht der wissenschaftlichen Bilder und die politische Phantasie", November12, 2015



Prentice Women?s Hospital 3rd Floor Conference Center 250 E. Superior St., Chicago

Alexander I. Stingl, ?The Digital Coloniality of Power and Integrative Interdisciplinarity: Embodied spaces, technological zones, cultures of cognition.? Parallel sessions ?B? Situated Production. Room:P, August 21, 2015, 2:15-3:45 ,

 Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction

August 21-23, 2015  The Public Chicago Hotel, Chicago, IL

Alexander Stingl and Sabrina Weiss ?The Technologies of Appetites: Transforming Food, Sex & Gender from Technologies into Generative Values? in: Sexualities (SALON 3), Chair: Dennis D. Waskul (Minnesota State University, Mankato) Saturday, Aug 22, 11:00AM-12:30PM

 Alexander I. Stingl, ?Decolonial Options for the Social Science?s in: FEATURED SESSION: Critical and Public Sociology (SALON 2) ,Chair: Christopher Schneider, Wilfrid Laurier University, Sunday, Aug 23,  9:00-10:30AM


The Society for the Study of Social Problems 65th Annual Meeting,

August 21-23, 2015 Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel 221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 

Alexander I. Stingl, and Sabrina M. Weiss, ?Transmediality and Radical Otherness?, THEMATIC Session 6: Diaspora, Othering, and/or Racialization  Room: Adriatic Date: Friday, August 21, Time: 8:30 AM - 10:10 AM

Alexander I. Stingl, ?Digital Cultural Health Care Capital: The emergence of a deep biodigital divide?, THEMATIC Session 29: The Impact of Social Welfare Policy on Race, Class, and Gender Disparities  Room: Bering, Date: Friday, August 21, Time: 12:30 PM - 2:10 PM

 Alexander I. Stingl ?Mindless Routines: Perhaps it?s not so much about the why than the how police shoot black men?, Session 86: CRITICAL DIALOGUE: New Directions in Criminology, Room: Atlantic E ,Date: Saturday, August 22, Time: 12:30 PM - 2:10 PM

Alexander I. Stingl and Sabrina M. Weiss ?Decolonial Options for the Social Sciences: Social Science, Justice, and Epistemic Delinking?, THEMATIC Session 100: CRITICAL DIALOGUE: Gender/Race/Class and Globalization, Room: Atlantic E, Date: Saturday, August 22, Time: 2:30 PM - 4:10 PM


American Sociological Association

August 22-25, 2015   Hilton Chicago and Hilton Palmer House | Chicago, IL

Alexander I. Stingl ?Digital Cultural Health Care Capital?, TBA Section on Communicationa nd Information Technologies (Tb.6),  Mon, August 24, 8:30 to 9:30am,

Alexander I. Stingl and Sabrina M. Weiss ?Embodying the Leaky Self?, Body and Embodiment Section (Tb.7) Mon, August 24, 8:30 to 9:30am, TBA) 

Alexander I. Stingl ?Is another Social Science Possible? The Decolonial Option?, Sociology of Culture Section (Tb.13)) Tue, August 25, 10:30am to 12:10pm, TBA



as of yet unconfirmed:

 Guest appearance at RIT

Posthumanism Conference, Geneva, June [I am very sorry to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances I had to cancel my participation in this event]


Guest Lectures,  "ADHD and the Class-room", STS, RIT, in "Sci/Tech Values" and "Biomed"  in March 2015 and May 2015

Co-Organizer  with Sabrina M. Weiss and Nicholas Rowland, multiple panels on 'Decoloniality and Social Science' at the Eastern Sociological Society Meeting, New York City, NY, Feb. 26-Mar.1 

Paper presentations at the Eastern Sociological Society Meeting, New York City, NY, Feb. 26-Mar.



"Nomadic Statehood" EASST, Torun, Sept.17-19

with Sabrina M. Weiss "The body/new empricism in sociology" ASA, San Francisco 2014

"Patient Vitreous"  ASA, San Francisco 2014

with Sabrina M/ Weiss "Bodies matter" SSSI, San Francisco 2014 

"Technical Objectes", San Francisco SSSI

 with Sabrina M. Weiss "Making Trouble: Mindfulness is Care", BMBF- Wokshop 'Can Psychology Replace Ethics?' IZEW, Tuebingen March 8 - 15


"Practicing narratives of selves in cyborg visuality. A semantic agency theory (SAT) perspective on ageing and gendered selves.? ESS 2014


with Sabrina M. Weiss ?Keep Calm and Maintain Homeostasis: How sociology just got more complicated thanks to bodyliness, social guts, and leaky companion bodies.? Mini Conference on Body and Embodiment (w. Turner, Orr, Pitts-Taylor), ESS 2014

 ?The rational, semantic, beautiful animal?, Lecture Leuphana College, in a seminar by S.Weiss 

 Spring/Summer 2013 

(Decision and planning pending, tentatively Summer/Fall 2013)

Potential Lecture ?ScienceCraft, ScienCivics, StateCraft and Other Forms of Thirded Solidarity?, Univ. Oldenburg

(Decision and planning pending, tentatively Summer 2013)

Potential Lecture on ?Civics, STS, Narrative Empathy? German Studies Dept. Prof. Beithaupt, Indiana Univ., IN

(2013)  9/11 Guest Lectures:

Science, Technology&Environment ?Decolonial Options for the Postdemocratic Risk Society: Ecology&Capitalism?

Science, Technology&Values ?Decolonial Options for the Postdemocratic Risk Society: Democracy&Capitalism?

STS & Gender ?The Persuasive Power of Medical Imaginaries: Gender, Illness, Ageing?


?Care, Power, Information: The techno-aesthetics of patients? lifecourses?? ASA Annual Meting, NYC 2013

(accepted for 2013;)

?Before and beyond the binaries: Postcolonial perspectives on ADHD technologies? 4S 2013


?Time, Space, Image: The visual aesthetics of techno-scientific interactions of doctors, patients&publics? SSSI 2013


?Germany: Society, Politics, and Academia? RPI, STS Dept. Leadership Seminar, Section A and B, March 27, 2013 


?A theory of nomadic Statehood? Eastern Sociological Association Boston March 2013

served as stand-in for missing presider


Spring 2013, budget and scheduling conflicts: 

(accepted for 2013, budget conflict)

?Paper on Digitalization?, SPH, Lisbon July 2013

(accepted for 2013, with Sabrina M. Weiss, budget conflict)

?Nomadic States/Thirdness/Ecologies?, Deleuze Studies, Conference, Lisbon, July 2013

(accepted for 2013, missing due to scheduling conflict)

?States of Abundance and The Culture: Theorizing economies and governance beyond growth and austerity with Iain M. Banks's novels. ?, American Popular Culture Assoc. 2013

(accepted for 2013, budget conflict)

?Radical historicity & developing systems: Sex/gender persuasion, medical images, systems biology?. Systems Biology Panel (organizer: Niki Vermeulen)ICHSTM Manchester, UK, May 2013 

 Fall/Winter 2012


December 1 "E?nlightenment, critique, and the nomadic political imagination" (with commentary by Bernhard Tilg), invited talk at seminar "Aufklaerung und Kritik" (B.Tilg/A.Monsorno), Leuphana College, Lueneburg, Germany 

October 17 - 20? "GUERILLA PAPER: Nomadic Statehood", Guerilla Talk at Annual Meeting 4S (Society for Social Studies of Science), Copenhagen, Denmark [Review by N. Rowland]

?September 13-15 ?"Medical Imaging, Gender, Postocolonial Perspective and Epistemic Persuasion", NeuroCultures-NeuroGenderings II, University of Vienna, Austria (Plane cancellation)

August 17 - 20 ?The post-democratic body and the bio-scientific state.?, Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Denver, CO

August 16 - 18 ?Somatic, semantic and narrative styles and spaces of pain", Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Denver, CO 

June 21 - 23 ? 'My body is dancing with a yodeling dog', the STS scholar said. (Digitalized Humans in Human Ecology)?, Italian Society of Science and Technology Studies, Rovigo, Italy

May 22 "ADHD in the class-room: A science studies perspective", FAU Erlangen-Nuernberg, Lecture for English Teacher Education students.


Further Announcements coming soon. 


Spring 2012

Due to a busy schedule in teaching, writing, editing, research planning and proposal writing, as well as as travelling to co-ordinate with some of my collaborators, I have decided not to accept invitations to speak and present in spring. My apologies to all who expected to see my previously announced talks.




Friday/Saturday Nov. 11/12, 2011 "Me and my white spots! Medical Imaging as a persuasive technology" , Northeast Popular Culture Assoc. Conference, Western Connecticut State Univ., Danbury, CT

Wednesday/Saturday Nov. 2 - 5, 2011 "Medical Imaging as a Persuasive Technology? Ordering Visual Information, Persuading Patients, Epistemic Deficiency", Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S), Cleveland

Friday/Saturday, October 7/8, 2011 "How to Map the Body's Spaces: Using Foucault's heterotopology for the cartography of corporeal myths." Conference on Myth-Making and Myth-Breaking in History, University of Bucharest, Romania

Saturday, April 30, 2011, ?Bringing care back into health care in the era of biological citizenship and digital divide. The role of critical social theory and civil society. ?, Conference on the Political Sociology of Science and Technology, Science and Technology Studies Department, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

Friday, January 21, 2011, ?A Heterotopology of the Body in America? FAU, American Studies Research Colloquium


  prior to 2011

(2010) ?Virtualization of Health Care and Biomedicine and Social Justice?, ASA 2010, paper accepted 

(2009) ?Knowing the Normal from the Pathological: The Genealogical Reconstruction of Attention and its Pathologies under a Whole Systems Frame of Reference.? ASA 2009paper accepted 

(2009) ?The Crisis of the Biological Citizen: ADHD as an Assemblage for the Early 21st century? The British Sociological Association 2009; Mental Health and Illness Panel

(2008) ?The Constitutive/Regulative Difference in the History of German Physiology and American Sociology and in Contemporary Debates?, Presentation at the British Sociological Association?s Annual Conference (BSA) Warwick University, UK

(2008) ?Talcott Parsons as a Pragmatist? Emerson, James, Meiklejohn and Parsons ?, Paper presented at the Annual Con ference of the American Sociological Association (ASA) Boston, MA, USA

(2008)?Speaking Biology. From Kant to Parsons?. And beyond??  Lecture for the Colloquium ?Communication, Culture and Social Order, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremburg, Institute for Sociology; Philosophical Faculty,

 (2007) ?Regulation and Mediality: Talcott Parsons Life and Work in the Frame of the History of Ideas? Invited lecture at the European Colloquium of the University of Flensburg Oct. 30th , (in German)

(2007) ?Procedural Memory in Reflexive Modernity: The Transformation of the ?Opfer?-Semantic and the Genesis of the ?Opfer?-/Survivor-Narrative in the current German Discourse? Paper presented at the Erlanger-Ethics-Conference Ethics and/or justice after postmodernism: Revisioning media, politics, and the arts in the 21st century November 23rd to 25th

 (2006) ?Talcott Parsons and the History of Mediality. Report on a Reconstruction? Working Paper presented at the Colloquium ?Communication, Culture and Social Order, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremburg, Institute for Sociology; Philosophical Faculty, (in German)

1999 ?Die Klon-Debatte (The Cloning Debate)? Lecture at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremburg, Institute for Social Research and Social Anthropology; Faculty for Economic and Social Sciences (in German)

(1999) ?Der Streit um Dolly ? Worum geht es beim geklonten Schaf?? (The Battle for Dolly ? A cloned sheep and what?s at stake) Presentation before parents and teachers of the Sigena High School, upon invitation by student activity group ?Politics?. " (in German)