Videosoziologie – Audiovisuelle Kulturen der Selbstthematisierung

Boris Traue

Research Interests

Sociology of Knowledge, visual sociology, amateurism and economies of contribution, technologies of the self and the social, politics and aesthetics, governmentality & gouvernmediality and methods of social research.


1996 until 2002
Training in sociology, philosophy, psychology and economy at Free University and Humboldt University, Berlin.
From 1999
Research Assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, project "Occupational Cultures of Socialisation"
2003 to 2005
Fellow at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences.
Dissertation work at the Sociology Department, Berlin Technical University der TU, Research Unit General Sociology
Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow Goldsmiths College, Sociology Department
Doctorate in Sociology, TU Berlin
Since June 2008
Assistant Professor at the Sociology Department, TU Berlin
Summer 2009 – Winter 2010
Visiting Research Fellow (DAAD) at the Centre for the Study of Invention and Social Process, Goldsmiths/University of London.
Since 2011
Prinicipal investigator of the research project "Audiovisual Cultures of the Self" (Funding: German Research Foundation).