Laura Fichtner is a transdisciplinary researcher in Science and Technology Studies and Philosophy of Science and Technology. Broadly speaking, her academic interests are the politics, ethics and philosophy of science, technology and media. More specifically, her current research critically examines issues of surveillance and security which emerge from information and communication technologies and infrastructures.
Her research project at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management explores the construction of (cyber)security issues within different discourses, their relation to privacy and to surveillance practices, and their impact on the politics of digital media and technology.
Laura graduated from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology with a degree in Engineering & Information Technology, absolved a curriculum of peace and conflict studies at the University of Hamburg and graduated with distinction from 3.TU’s Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society Master’s program at the University of Twente. Her Master thesis on the techno-politics of surveillance can be found here.