Juliane Jarke

ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research, University of Bremen

Research Area

Social Studies of Technology


Since September 2014 I am postdoctoral researcher in the Information Management Group in the Faculty of Mathematics/Informatics at Bremen University. My post-doc research project is entitled: Open government data practices: the example of civic hacking. From December 2013 to August 2014 I worked as a research associate at the “Centre for the Study of Technology and Organisation” at Lancaster University.

In 2013 I completed my PhD in „Organisation, Work and Technology” at Lancaster University Management School with a thesis entitled “Performances of Associations: Sociomaterial orderings and configurations of a European eGovernment ‘community of practice’”. Prior to my PhD studies I earned degrees in MSc Information Technology, Management and Organisational Change (Lancaster University, 2007); MA Philosophy (Hamburg University, 2008) and BSc Informatics (Hamburg University, 2005). I have worked as a research fellow in public sector consulting and participated in a number of European eGovernment projects. In 2008 I completed a five-months traineeship with the European Commission DG Information Society and Media related to research in data infrastructures. Since June 2009 I serve as an independent expert to the European Commission within the areas eInfrastructures and Digital Science.

Research Interests

Public sector transformation and innovation; Organising, knowing and learning in large-scale, technology-mediated communities; Big data and data infrastructures in virtual research communities



Special issue "The Datafication of Education"

Special issue "The Datafication of Education"

The relevance of data for educational processes in schools such as teaching and learning as well as for educational administration and educational policy has increased throughout the last decade. This has an impact on how education is measured, managed and controlled. ‘Governing by numbers’ (Grek 2009) has become a new paradigm.

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Creative Unit "Communicative Figurations" conference

International conference from December 7-9, 2016, House of Science Bremen

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