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Dr. Maren Heibges


(neé Klotz)

Senior Fellow (Strategic Management & Research) 

In our division I am both manager and researcher. I do science facilitation in the sense of managing, communicating, and ameliorating our studies. I also do my own research and take on the explorative phases of our research projects. Before starting in ergonomics, I worked in anthropology and science and technology studies.


Fields of interest:

  • Science facilitation
  • Solidarities and technological change
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Medical anthropology
  • Qualitative methods and new methodologies
  • Anthropological perspectives on human-environment interaction
  • Managing interdisciplinarity


Selected Publications:

  • Niewöhner, Jörg, Patrick Bieler, Maren Heibges & Martina Klausner. (2016). Phenomenography: Relational Investigations into Modes of Being-in-the-World. The Cyprus Review. Special Issue dedicated to Stefan Beck, 28 (1), 67 - 84

  • Klotz, Maren (2015). Wayward Relations: Novel Searches of the Donor-Conceived for Genetic Kinship. Medical Anthropology. Cross-Cultural Studies in Health and Illness 35 (1), 45-57

  • Klotz, Maren (2014). [K]information. An ethnographic exploration of kinship knowledge and gamete donation. Frankfurt am Main: Campus Verlag

  • Klotz, Maren (2013) Genetic Knowledge and Family Identity: Managing Gamete Donation in Britain and Germany. Sociology 47 (5), 994 – 1011




PhD in European Ethnology und Science and Technology Studies, Humboldt University Berlin and University of Exeter, GB (cotutelle agreement)
M.Sc. in Science and Technology Studies (focus: Genomics), University of Exeter
2004 B.A. in European Ethnology (minors: Communication and American Cultural Studies), Humboldt University Berlin and Free University Berlin.

Professional Experience

Professional Experience
Position held
since 2017
Senior fellow: Science communication & research (permanent position), division of ergonomics, TU Berlin
2008-2017 Research and Teaching Fellow (prae & postdoc), Humboldt University Berlin.
Research Fellow at the Collaborative Research Cluster 640 “Changing Representations of Social Order”, Humboldt University Berlin.




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