Dr. phil. Tanja Carstensen

Sociologist (post-doc)

Building E, Room 0.076
Tel.: +49 40 42878 - 4005
Email: carstensen[at]tuhh[dot]de

Guest researcher at TU Hamburg, Work–Gender–Technology

Tanja Carstensen currently works as a research assistant at the Institut of Sociology (Prof. Dr. Paula-Irene Villa), LMU Munich.

Fields of interest: Internet and Technology Studies, Work and Social Media, Online Research, Gender and Intersectionality Studies. 

  • Transformations of Work in the Context of both Neoliberalism and Digitalization
  • Gender Perspectives on Work, especially Increasing Demands in Fields of Paid and Unpaid Care Work
  • Opportunities and Challenges of the Internet and Social Media for Social Movements (esp. Feminist Movement)
  • Intersectionality and Internet Research
  • Subject Constructions and Digital Culture
  • Human-Technology-Interactions

Recent Publications

English Publications

  • Carstensen, Tanja (2016): 'We Cannot Not Be on Facebook': Individual Practices Between Web 2.0 and a Changing Working World, in: Bammé, Arno/Berger, Thomas/Getzinger, Günter (Hg.): Yearbook 2014 of the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society, Erschienen in der Reihe: Technik- und Wissenschaftsforschung, Band 65, München: Profil Verlag.
  • Carstensen, Tanja (2015): The internet as material object in social practices. Recording and analysis of human-internet interactions, in: Nature and Culture 10(3), pp. 284-302, http://dx.doi.org/10.3167/nc.2015.100303.
  • Carstensen, Tanja (2014): Gender and social media: sexism, empowerment, or the irrelevance of gender? In: Carter, Cynthia/Steiner, Linda/Mclaughlin, Lisa (Hg.): The Routledge Companion of Media & Gender, London: Routledge, pp. 483-492.
  • Carstensen, Tanja (2013): Gendered Fablabs? In: Walter-Herrmann, Julia/Büching, Corinne (Hg.): FabLab. Of machines, makers and inventors, Bielefeld: transcript, pp. 53-64.
  • Carstensen, Tanja (2012): Struggling for Feminist Design. The Role of Users in Producing and Constructing Web 2.0 Media, in: Zobl, Elke/Drüeke, Ricarda (Hg.): Feminist Media: Participatory Spaces, Networks and Cultural Citizenship, Bielefeld: transcript, pp. 170-180.
  • Carstensen, Tanja (2009): Gender Trouble in Web 2.0: Gender Relations in Social Network Sites, Wikis and Weblogs, in: International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology, Vol. 1, No. 1: http://genderandset.open.ac.uk/index.php/genderandset/article/view/18.
  • Carstensen, Tanja (2009):Gender Trouble in Web 2.0. Gender perspectives on social network sites, wikis and weblogs, Online Proceeding of the 5th European Symposium on Gender & ICT. Digital Cultures: Participation - Empowerment - Diversity, March 5 - 7, 2009 - University of Bremen
  • Carstensen, Tanja/Winker, Gabriele (2007): E-Empowerment of heterogeneous feminist networks. In: Zorn, Isabel/Maaß, Susanne/Rommes, Els/Schirmer, Carola/Schelhowe, Heidi (eds.): Gender Designs IT. Construction and Deconstruction of Information Society Technology, Wiesbaden, pp. 109-120.
  • Carstensen, Tanja/Winker, Gabriele (2006): E-Empowerment through Strengthening Women's Policy Issues via the Internet. In: Trauth, Eileen M. (ed.): Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology, Hershey/London/Melbourne/Singapore, pp. 235-241.
  • Carstensen, Tanja/Winker, Gabriele (2005): A Tool but not a Medium - Practical Use of the Internet in the Women's Movement. In: Archibald, J., Emms, J., Grundy, F., Payne, J., Turner, E. (eds.): The Gender Politics of ICT, Middlesex University Press, 2005, pp. 149-162.
  • Carstensen, Tanja/Issa-Beuster, Sabine/Melzer, Liane (2002): Times of the City - The Use of ICT's in Timesaving. In: Floyd, Christiane/Kelkar, Govind/Klein-Franke, Silvie/Kramarae, Cheris/Limpangog, Cirilia (Hg.): Feminist Challenges in the Information Age. Information as a Social Ressource, Opladen, pp. 301-310.

To see all publications of Dr. Carstensen, please look at the German (DE) version of this site.