Peter Kahlert

Peter Kahlert (né Müller) is a doctoral candidate at the Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS) of the Technical University Munich (TUM). He is a researcher at the MCTS's Post/Doc Digital/Media/Lab where he inquires the cultural assumptions and political interests implemented within digital technology toghether with regard to their societal effects (e.g. of legal risk assessment technologies). His interests also cover questions of socio-scientific and human computer interaction methodology as well as social theory. His PhD asks for the interconnections and intersections of creativity and software development as they can be observed with hackathon events, discourse documents (e.g. blogposts, publications), and start-up culture. In his research projects he tries to combine concepts and perspectives of critical sociology and applied science. In his work he highlights the material production of technology in terms of collaborative co-production and as a requirement for studying technology (and science) from an engaged Science and Technology Studies (STS) point of view.


Müller, P. & Pöchhacker, N. (forthcoming). 'Algorithmic risk assessment als Medium des Rechts'.  Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie.


Müller, P. & Passoth, J-H. (2018). 'Engineering collaborative social science toolkits: STS methods and concepts as devices for interdisciplinary diplomacy'. In: A. Karafillidis & R. Weidner (eds.), Developing Support Technologies, Cham: Springer International, pp. 137-148.


Passoth, J-H. & Müller, P. (2018). 'Social science contributions to engineering projects: Looking beyond explicit knowledge through the lenses of social theory'. In O. Niggemann & P. Schüller, IMPROVE - Innovative Modelling Approaches for Production Systems to Raise Validatable Efficiency, Springer, pp. 19-36.

Funded by the European Union