Dr. habil. Alexandra Hofmänner
Alexandra Hofmänner
Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät
Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Fachbereich Soziologie


Seminar für Soziologie
Petersgraben 27
4051 Basel


Privatdozentin im Fachbereich Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung
Science & Technology Studies (STS)

In today’s controversial social and political climate, scientific facts and expertise are being challenged more and more frequently.  At the same time, science and technology have become cornerstones of our everyday lives, from the medications we take, to the modes of transport we depend on, to the cell phones we carry in our pockets.
Science and technology studies (STS) examines issues positioned at the intersection of science, technology, and society, with the ultimate goal of helping leaders in science, politics, public administration, business, and society to make informed decisions.
Website: https://www.sciencestudies.ch/en-home

Educational background
Dr. habil Universität Basel
Dr. sc. nat. ETH Zürich
MSc. ETH Zürich

  • Science and Technology Policy
  • Energy Research
  • Inter- und Transdisciplinary Research
  • Globalisation of science
Hofmänner, A. (2021) “A Short History of the KFPE 1994-2019. Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries”, Swiss Academies Communications. Swiss Academy of Sciences. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.4309902.   edoc
Hofmänner, A. and Macamo, E. (2021) “The Science Policy Script, Revised”, Minerva. Springer, p. online. doi: 10.1007/s11024-020-09427-0.
Hofmänner, A. (2020) Science & Technology Studies Elsewhere: A Postcolonial Programme. Berlin: Schwabe Verlag. doi: 10.24894/978-3-7574-0039-2.   edoc | Open Access
Titel Status
The Role of Science and Scientific Expertise in the Swiss Policy Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Abgeschlossen
New International Science and Technology (S&T) Policies: Key Issues and Questions in Switzerland Abgeschlossen
Transformative Social Science for the Energy Transition (ssET) Abgeschlossen