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Institute of Technology Futures

Board of directors

Prof. Dr. Markus Lehmkuhl (Institute of Science Communication)

Prof. Dr. Marcus Popplow (Institute of History)

Prof. Dr. Christian Seidel (Institute of Philosophy)



Prof. Dr. Christian Seidel


Managing Director

Dr. Alexandra Hausstein

Institute of Technology Futures
Douglasstraße 24, 3rd Floor
Room: 405
D-76133 Karlsruhe

Tel.: +49 721 608-42045
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Dr. Alexandra Hausstein

Dr. Alexandra Hausstein

Managing Director of the Institute of Technology Futures
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Institut für Technikzukünfte (ITZ)
Douglasstr. 24, 3. OG
Raum: 405
D- 76133 Karlsruhe, Germany

Tel: +49 721 608 42045

Curriculum Vitae

Research Areas:
  • Sociology of Culture and Cultural Studies
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Future Studies
  • Internationalisation of Higher Education

since 8/2014 

Managing Director and Researcher at the Institut of Technology Futures

at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

2012 - 2014 

Coordinator and grantmanship for International Graduate School

(DFG and SSHRC funded) on Diversity at Université de Montréal, Canada

2009 - 2011 

Director of DAAD Information Centre for Canada in Toronto and Associate

Professor for German Studies and Anthropology at University of Toronto, Canada

2006 ‐ 2008 

Project Manager of two EU FP7 Projects, researcher and lecturer at Zeppelin

University, Friedrichshafen, Germany


Consultant for the Bologna-Process on behalf of the German Rector’s

Conference at University of Rostock, Germany


Projects with DAAD regional office Mexico City and Goethe Institute Mexico City



Magister Artium (Master) in Intercultural German Studies and Sociology

(University of Bayreuth, Germany)


Doctorate in Sociology (Cultural Policy of the European Union as Identity

Politics, University of Bayreuth, Germany) 

Graduate Studies at Keimyoung University (Taegu, South-Korea), Aalborg University (Denmark), University of California at Santa Barbara (USA), UNAM (Mexico)