Jun.-Prof. Dr. Stefanie Büchner


Jun.-Prof. Dr. Stefanie Büchner


Stefanie Büchner is a junior professor at the  Institute of Sociology at the Leibniz University Hannover, where she is head of the Sociology of Digitization department.

Research Focus
  • Organizational Sociology
  • Digitalization and Datafication
  • Professions in the digital transformation
  • Qualitative methods, especially ethnography

For a list of Stefanie Büchner’s publications, please  follow this link.

Curriculum Vitae

04/2022-10/2022 Substitute Professor at the Faculty of Education at the University of Duisburg-Essen, on leave at Leibniz University Hannover

01/2020-03/2020 Visiting Researcher at the Department of Digitalization, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

05/2019-12/2019 Visiting Researcher with Professor Geoffrey C. Bowker, University of California, Irvine, USA

Since 02/2019 Junior Professor of the Sociology of Digitization at the Institute of Sociology, Leibniz University Hannover, Freigeist Fellowship of the Volkswagen Foundation for the research project ‘Digital Cases’

12/2018-01/2019 Postdoctoral researcher at the L3S Research Center, Leibniz Universität Hannover

04/2016-11/2018 Postdoctoral researcher at the Research Unit III Organizations, Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University

07/2016 PhD “On the structuring of case processing through organization”, summa cum laude

2010-2016 Research assistant at the Chair of Sociology of Organizations and Administration, University of Potsdam

2008-2011 Master studies in sociology with focus on organizational sociology and sociological theories at the University of Bielefeld, degree: Master of Arts (with distinction)

2007 Visiting Associate at the Social Work Research and Development Unit (SWRDU) at the University of York/England

2004 Scholarship holder of the German National Academic Foundation

2002-2007 Studies of Social Work in Hamburg (HAW), Zurich (HSA) and Berlin (ASFH), Degree: Diplom Sozialarbeiterin (FH) with distinction

Current projects at L3S



The FoDaHemm project aims to reduce barriers to data protection in research projects by examining the tension between the right to informational self-determination and freedom of research.