IHS - People

People at IHS in alphabetical order:

  • Mag. Magdalena Wicher

    • Science, Technology and Social Transformation
    Junior Researcher
  • Implementing and researching inter- / trans-disciplinary and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)

    Governance aspects of RTI policy

    (Process-) evaluation and (process-) monitoring

    Impact assessment

    Feminist and Queer science and technology studies

  • Bild Magdalena Wicher
  • Magdalena Wicher is working on the potential of responsible and sustainable research (RRI – Responsible Research and Innovation) and its impact on and interaction between society, science and policies. Since 2017 she is a member of the research group "Science, Technology & Social Transformation" and has been working on implementing, evaluating and monitoring of RRI. Currently she is involved in the project Scientific Understanding and Provision of an Enhanced and Robust Monitoring system for RRI (SUPER MoRRI) and responsible for the work package on “Societal, scientific, democratic and economic benefits of RRI” and involved within the project Accompanying Research PPIE.

    Since December 2019 she has been a doctoral candidate at the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT) at the University of Bergen. In her PhD she focuses on governance aspects of science policy and research funding (on the example of Responsible Research and Innovation).

    She studied psychology with a focus on environmental psychology and gender studies at the Karl-Franzens-University of Graz and wrote her diploma thesis as part of the project "Build to Satisfy" (in the area of energy and climate research) in environmental psychology. Since then, she was involved in national and international projects.

    From 2014 to 2017 she was researcher at the IFZ – the Interdisciplinary research center for technology, work and culture – within the research areas: Women*- Technology - Environment, Energy and Climate and Food Systems. She is teaching at the Alpen Adria University of Klagenfurt and was a lecturer at University of Graz. Between 2019 and 2021 she was part of the Austrian wide “Lectures for Future” series.

    Since 2021 she is heading the corporate office of the RRI Plattform Austria. She is part of the working group Queer STS.

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    Peer reviewed papers and (book) articles

    Wicher, Magdalena & Frankus, Elisabeth (in press). Gender institutionalised? Implementierung von Gleichstellungs- und Gendermaßnahmen in Forschungstechnologie-Organisationen. In: Wroblewski, Angela & Schmid, Angelika. Gleichstellungspolitiken revisted. Zeitgemäße Gleichstellungspolitik an der Schnittstelle zwischen Politik, Theorie und Praxis. Wiesbaden: Springer.

    Erich Griessler; Braun, Robert; Wicher, Magdalena & Yorulmaz, Merve (in press). The drama of Responsible Research and Innovation: the ups and downs of a policy concept. In: Novitzky, Peter & Blok, Vinzent. Understanding Responsibility in Research and Innovation. Wiesbaden: Springer.

    Karner, Sandra; Thaler, Anita & Wicher, Magdalena (2017). Wie durch gemeinsame Wissensproduktion in der Gender-Forschung soziale Geschlechtergerechtigkeit in Wissenschaft und Forschung befördert werden kann. In: Dahmen, Jennifer & Thaler, Anita. Soziale Geschlechtergerechtigkeit in Wissenschaft und Forschung. Leverkusen: Barbara Budrich.

    Thaler, Anita & Wicher, Magdalena (2017). Betrachtung bildungspolitischer Coding-Initiativen aus queer-feministischer Perspektive. In: Koppenburger, Anne; Schaupp, Simon & Bruckermann, Paul. Kybernetik, Kapitalismus und Revolutionen. Emanzipatorische Perspektiven im technologischen Wandel. München: Unrast.

    Ornetzeder, Michael; Wicher, Magdalena & Suschek-Berger, Jürgen (2016). User satisfaction and well-being in energy efficient office buildings: Evidence from cutting-edge projects in Austria. Energy and Buildings, 118, 18-26. [paper arisen from the master´s thesis]

    AG Queer STS [Anslinger, Julian; Hofstätter, Birgit; Kink, Susanne; Scheer, Lisa; Schlager (Käfer), Jenny; Thaler, Anita & Wicher, Magdalena] (2013). Geschlechterwissen in der Hirnforschung: Ein queerer Blick aus den Science and Technology Studies. Freiburger Zeitschrift für Geschlechterstudien, 19, 67-84.

    Brudermann, Thomas; Kelz, Christina; Klettner, Silvia; Röderer, Kathrin; Seebauer, Sebastian & Wicher, Magdalena (2015). Mensch und Umwelt: Umweltpsychologische Forschung in Österreich. Psychologie in Österreich, Themenschwerpunkt Gestaltung der Umwelt, 2.2015, 116-125.

    Fischer, Peter; Krueger, Joachim I.; Greitemeyer, Tobias; Vogrincic, Claudia; Kastenmuller, Aandreas; Frey, Dieter; Heene, Moritz; Wicher, Magdalena & Kainbacher, Michaela (2011). The bystander-effect: A meta-analytic review on bystander intervention in dangerous and non- dangerous emergencies. Psychological Bulletin, 137, 517-537.

     

    Research Briefings/popular scientific articles

    Calatrava, Carmen; Graschopf, Anton; Griessler, Erich; Kofler, Jakob; Lehner, Patrick; Mayer, Sabine; Nindl, Elisabeth; Poller, Bettina; Streicher, Streicher; Sturn, Dorothea; Wailzer, Magdalena; Wagner, Isabella and Wicher, Magdalena (2021). Impact of RTI-Policy on the relationship between science and society. In: News Feed. Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft, Austria Platform for Research and Technology Policy Evaluation fteval, 8 February 2021 [Blog Post] 11 p. https://fteval.at/content/home/news/ag_impact_results/AG-Impact_G2-Sci-Soc_Blogpost.pdf

    Wicher, Magdalena & Thaler, Anita (2019). Frauen zum Programmieren "ermutigen"? Ändert die Rahmenbedingungen! Online article for the newspaper: derstandard.at from 26th of April 2019. www.derstandard.at/story/2000100342735/frauen-zum-programmieren-ermutigen-aendert-die-rahmenbedingungen [17.11.2019]

    Wicher, Magdalena (2018). Coding: Das leistet Bildung zur Stärkung von Demokratie und sozialer Gerechtigkeit. In: Greenbook from the Austrian Parliament: Digitale Zukunft sozial gerecht gestalten. Parlamentsdirektion: www.businessart.at/images/doku/gruenbuch_digitalezukunft_20180628_web.pdf [27.11.2018].

    Suschek-Berger, Jürgen & Wicher, Magdalena (2014). Build to Satisfy – Zufriedenheit von NutzerInnen in Niedrigst- und Plusenergiegebäuden. In: Soziale Technik: Zeitschrift fuer sozial- und umweltvertraegliche Technikgestaltung. Soziale Technik, Nr. 2/2014, 15-17.

    Thaler, Anita; Anslinger, Julian; Hofstätter, Birgit; Käfer, Jenny; Kink, Susanne; Scheer, Lisa & Wicher, Magdalena (2013). Queer STS – Eine queere Perspektive der Technik- und Wissenschaftsforschung. In: Soziale Technik – Zeitschrift für sozial- und umweltverträgliche Technikgestaltung, Nr. 1/2013, 18-20.

     

    Conference papers

    Wicher, Magdalena & Frankus, Elisabeth (2019). Evaluation von Gender Institutionalisierungsmaßnahmen in Forschungstechnologie Organisationen. Paper presented at the conference: Warum (noch) Frauen* fördern? Reflexion des Status Quo und Visionen für neue erfolgreiche Strategien, 21st-22nd November 2019, Vienna, Austria. [Conference published]. [Reviewed.]

    Wicher, Magdalena (2018). Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) as an example of R&I funding schemes - where does it come from, where does it go? Extended abstract submitted to the EU-SPRI Early Career Researcher Conference 26th-27th September, Rome, Italy. [Reviewed.]

    Thaler, Anita; Karner, Sandra & Wicher, Magdalena (2016). Knowledge transfer agents as catalysts for changing gender policies and practices in research. Proceedings of the Final Conference of the GenderTime Project, 29th – 30th September 2016, Paris, France. [30.09.2016]. [Reviewed.]

    Wicher, Magdalena (2016). „Und was lernen die da?“ – ForscherInnen als potenzielle Lehrende in sozialen Medien. In: Pauschenwein, Jutta & Weinzödl, Julia. E-Learning: Warum nicht? Eine kritische Auseinandersetzung mit Methoden und Werkzeugen. Tagungsband zum 15. E-Learning Tag der FH JOANNEUM am 16.9.2015. Graz: ZML – Innovative Lernszenarien (FH JOANNEUM). [15.09.2016]. [Reviewed.]

    Wicher, Magdalena & Thaler, Anita (2015). Liken, sharen, lernen? Anwendungsgebiete und Potenziale sozialer Medien in der transdisziplinären Forschungspraxis. In: Sfiri, Anastasia & Weinzödl, Julia (Hg.). Lernen abseits festgelegter Formen. Tagungsband zum 14. E-Learning Tag der FH JOANNEUM am 16.9.2015. Graz: ZML – Innovative Lernszenarien (FH JOANNEUM). [15.09.2016]. [Reviewed.]

    AG Queer STS (Anslinger, Julian; Hofstätter, Birgit; Käfer, Jenny; Kink, Susanne; Scheer, Lisa; Thaler, Anita & Wicher, Magdalena) (2012). Queer perspectives on psychological studies on the relationship between sex and intelligence. In: Thomas Berger & Günter Getzinger (Hg.). "Proceedings of the 11th Annual IAS-STS Conference on Critical Issues in Science and Technology Studies", 7th-8th May 2012, (CD-ROM), IFZ Eigenverlag, Graz, ISBN Nr. 978-3-9502678-3-9. [26.8.2013].

    Wicher, Magdalena (2009). The psychological meaning of colour: A focus on gender and SET representations in youth magazines. In: D. Freitag, B. Wieser & G. Getzinger (eds.) Proceedings of the 8th Annual IAS-STS Conference on Critical Issues in Science and Technology Studies, 4th-5th May 2009, (CD-ROM). Graz: IFZ Eigenverlag. [30.5.2010].

     

    Working Papers/Published project reports

    Thaler, Anita & Wicher, Magdalena (2015). Begleitstudie und Evaluation des Projektes Code Studio. Bericht. Graz: IFZ Eigenverlag. [01.10.2015]

    AG Queer STS (2014). Queer Science and Technology Studies - Technik- und Wissenschaftsforschung 'queer' betreiben. IFZ Electronic Working Papers IFZ-EWP 4-2014. ISSN 2077-3102. [14.08.2014]

    Hofstätter, Birgit; Thaler, Anita & Wicher, Magdalena (2014). „Eigentlich war alles lustig.“ Evaluation des GISAlab_MädchenLaborfürKunstundWissenschaft. IFZ Electronic Working Papers IFZ-EWP 2-2014. ISSN 2077-3102. [14.05.2015]

     

     

     

    University of Klagenfurt, Seminar "Technology and Society, of why Technology is never neutral", team teaching with Lisa Scheer & Julian Anslinger (winter term 2021)

    Lectures for Future Series: since 2019 https://scientists4future.at/lectures/

    University of Klagenfurt; Lecture series „Human-Machine“, lecture unit about “Social Technology Design and Gender” / Engineering: Human and Machine: Social Technologial Design and Technological Impact Assessment, team teaching with Thomas Berger (2015 - 2021)

    University of Graz; Seminar “Practical competencies for gender-experts: evaluation of gender equality measures”, team teaching with Anita Thaler (summer term 2018)

    University of Klagenfurt; Seminar „Gender and Diversity in Science-and Technology Studies“, team teaching with Anita Thaler, STS master studies (summer term 2017)

    University of Klagenfurt; Seminar „Presentation and media competence“, team teaching with Anita Thaler, STS master studies (winter term 2016/17)

    University of Klagenfurt; Lecture series „Que(e)rschnitt|materie! Queer-feministische Technik- und Wissenschaftsforschung“ (Que(e)rschnitt|materie! Queer-feminist Science- and Technology Studies), lecture unit topic: „Queer Ecology: about the relation between nature, society and gender” (summer term 2015)  

    Presentation at Conferences and Conventions

    Thaler, Anita & Wicher, Magdalena (October 2021). Co-Creating Structural Change - A Need for Governance? Presentation given at the 4S conference, 7th of October 2021, online session at the 4S in Toronto, Canada.

    Wicher, Magdalena; Thaler, Anita & Jauk, Daniela. (September 2021). Doing Queer-Feminist STS in Pandemic Times. Presentation given at the Queering STS conference, 1st September 2021, online conference organised by UCL university, London.

    Bremer, Anne & Wicher, Magdalena. (May 2021). Responsible Research and Innovation at pandemic speed. Presentation given at the Nordic STS conference, 20th-21st May 2021, Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Jauk, Daniela; Thaler, Anita & Wicher, Magdalena (May 2021). Publishing queer-feminist research and voices in pandemic times. Presentation given at the Nordic STS conference, 20th-21st May 2021, Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Wicher, Magdalena & Frankus, Elisabeth (November 2019). Evaluation von Gender Institutionalisierungsmaßnahmen in Forschungstechnologie Organisationen. Presentation given at the conference: Warum (noch) Frauen* fördern? Reflexion des Status Quo und Visionen für neue erfolgreiche Strategien, 21st-22nd November 2019, Vienna, Austria.

    Wicher, Magdalena; Daimer, Stephanie; Bührer, Susanne; Rafols, Ismael; Griessler, Erich; Loeber, Anne, Otero-Hermida, Paula & Woolley, Richard. (June 2019). Toward new frameworks for monitoring mission-oriented research. Interactive session at the Eu-SPRI 2019 – Science Technology and Innovation Policies for Sustainable Development Goals. Actors, Instruments and Evaluation, 5th-7th June 2019, Roma, Italy.

    Wicher, Magdalena (May 2019). Institutionalisation of RRI in research technology organisations -(How) Is change measurable? Presentation given at the 18th Annual IAS-STS Conference on Critical Issues in Science and Technology Studies, 6th-7th May 2018, Graz, Austria.

    Wicher, Magdalena (September 2018). Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) as an example of R&I funding schemes - where does it come from, where does it go? Presentation given at the EU-SPRI Early Career Researcher Conference 26th-27th September, Rome, Italy.

    Frankus, Elisabeth & Wicher, Magdalena (June 2018). JERRI - Joint Efforts on Responsible Research and Innovation presented at the Second HEIRRI conference. Second HEIRRI conference, 27th of April 2018, Vienna, Austria.

    Wicher, Magdalena (May 2018). Evaluating and Monitoring RRI in Research Technology Organisations – Experiences and Challenges from the EU Project JERRI. Presentation given at the 17th Annual IAS-STS Conference on Critical Issues in Science and Technology Studies, 7th-8th May 2018, Graz, Austria.

    Getzinger, Günter; Suschek-Berger, Jürgen & Wicher, Magdalena. A Strategy for Demand Respond Service Systems (DRTS) in Styria (May 2017). Presentation given at the 16th Annual IAS-STS Conference on Critical Issues in Science and Technology Studies, 8th-9th May 2017, Graz, Austria.

    Thaler, Anita & Wicher, Magdalena (May 2017). The queer-feminist code – utopia or real opportunity for change? Presentation given at the 16th Annual IAS-STS Conference on Critical Issues in Science and Technology Studies, 8th-9th May 2017, Graz, Austria.

    Wicher, Magdalena (May 2016). (Pedagogical) Ethnography as Method for Evaluating Open Science Programmes. Presentation given at the 15th Annual IAS-STS Conference on Critical Issues in Science and Technology Studies, 9th-10th May 2016, Graz, Austria.

    Wicher, Magdalena (June 2015). A gender perspective on technology education through extracurricular offers – An evaluative comparison of two technology-learning programmes. Presentation given at the Gender and Education Association Conference 2015, 24th-26th June 2015, London, Great Britain.

    Wicher, Magdalena; Thaler, Anita & Hofstätter, Birgit (June 2014). Implementing gender equality actions: triggering learning processes in organisational contexts. Presentation given at the Gender and Education Association Conference 2015, 24th-26th June 2015, London, Great Britain.

    Wicher, Magdalena (December 2014). Technik-Bildung durch Kunst – Evaluation des GISAlab_MädchenLaborfürKunstundWissenschaft. 2. Jahrestagung der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Geschlechterforschung ÖGGF: DE/STABILISIERUNGEN Theorie | Transfer | Selbst | Gesellschaft, 4th-6th December 2014, Graz, Austria.

    Kink, Susanne; Schlager, Jenny & Wicher, Magdalena (May 2015). Queer Science and Technology Studies in Empirical Research ‐ Ideas how to Implement Queer Concepts in `Traditional` STS Research. Presentation given at the STS Conference Graz 2015,Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies, 11th‐12th May 2015, Graz, Austria.

    Wicher, Magdalena (May 2014). A model describing user satisfaction in green office buildings. Presentation given at the STS Conference Graz 2014, Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies, 5th-6th May 2014, Graz, Austria.

    Thaler, Anita; Anslinger, Julian; Hofstätter, Birgit;, Käfer, Jenny; Kink, Susanne;, Scheer, Lisa & Wicher, Magdalena (October 2012). Queer perspectives on neuroscience and psychological Studies. Presentation given at the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) & Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), 17th-20th October 2012, Copenhagen, Netherlands. (together with Scheer Lisa)

    Kink, Susanne & Wicher, Magdalena (May 2012). Bringing a queer perspective in qualitative research about scientific cultures. Presentation given at the 11th Annual IAS- STS Conference on Critical Issues in Science and Technology Studies, 7th- 8th May 2012, Graz, Austria.

    Wicher, Magdalena (May 2009). The psychological meaning of colour: A focus on gender and SET representations in youth magazines. Presentation given at the 8th Annual IAS-STS Conference on Critical Issues in Science and Technology Studies, 4th-5th May 2009, Graz, Austria.

     

    Presentations and seminars on invitation

    Researchers in Charge: What it means to do socially responsible research and innovation. Lecture in course of the Autrian-wide Lectures for Future Series, 9th of March 2020, Technical University Vienna, Austria. https://scientists4future.at/lectures/

    Social just and responsible research and innovation - what does it mean? Lecture in course of the Autrian-wide Lectures for Future Serie, 23rd of November 2020, Technical University Vienna, Austria. https://tiss.tuwien.ac.at/course/courseDetails.xhtml?dswid=6027&dsrid=142&courseNr=370070&semester=2020W

    (Sozial) Veranwortungsvolle Forschung und Innovation - was heißt das? Lecture in course of the Autrian-wide Lectures for Future Series, 23rd of October 2019, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria.

    Wie durch gemeinsame Wissensproduktion in der Gender-Forschung soziale Geschlechtergerechtigkeit in Wissenschaft und Forschung befördert werden kann; Invitation to a discussion round series with the topic: Political and societal developments (conservative turnaround?) of women under unequal power relations, 8th of January 2020, Vienna University of Economics and Business.

    Praxisfeld Evaluation, Workshop together with Anita Thaler at the Graz Center of Empirical Research, Karl-Franzens-University, 7th December 2018, Graz, Austria.

    Coding: Das leistet Bildung zur Stärkung von Demokratie und sozialer Gerechtigkeit. Symposium: Designing the digital future in a socially just way (Digitale Zukunft sozial gerecht gestalten), 27th June 2018, Vienna, Austria.

    Feminismus und Wissenschaft. Zwischen Anspruch und Wirklichkeit. Panel discussion, University of Graz, 13th December 2016, Graz, Austria.

    Gender equality in Research and Academia. Design and moderation of a Stakeholder Workshop together with Anita Thaler, GenderTime International Conference, 29th ‐30th September 2016, Paris, France.

    Technik und Diversity – Queer STS, Presentation together with Anita Thaler at a training course about: Diversity Training: Grundlagenseminar in der Lehre und Fortbildung , FH Joanneum, 16th November 2016, Graz, Austria.

     

    Poster presentations

    Wicher, Magdalena (May 2016). (Pedagogical) Ethnography as Method for Evaluating Open Science Programmes. Poster presented at the 15th Annual IAS-STS Conference on Critical Issues in Science and Technology Studies, 9th-10th May 2016, Graz, Austria.

    Tritthart, Wibke; Suschek-Berger, Jürgen; Thaler, Anita & Wicher, Magdalena (October 2013). Better understanding and modelling of user behaviour in (nearly) zero energy buildings. Poster and extended Abstract presented at the Sustainable Buildings – Construction Products & Technologies Conference, 25th-28th October 2013, Graz University of Technology, Austria.

    Wicher, Magdalena (October 2013). Social and psychological aspects influencing user satisfaction in green office buildings. Poster Presented at the 10th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology, 22th-25th October 2013, Otto-von- Guericke-University, Magdeburg, Germany.

     

     

    Frauen zum Programmieren "ermutigen"? Ändert die Rahmenbedingungen! Der vielproklamierte Mangel an Frauen in den Computerwissenschaften bringt stets dieselben Argumente und Lösungen hervor derStandard, Kommentar der anderen

    Magdalena Wicher, Anita Thaler; 26.April 2019

    since 2009          Member of the working group AG Queer STS – working group on the topic of Queer Science and Technology Studies

    since 2013          Member in the association „Netzwerk Psychologie und Umwelt“ (network psychology and environment)

    since 2105          Member of the Austrian RRI Plattform