Paul Trauttmansdorff, BA BA MA

Department of Science & Technology Studies, University of Vienna

Paul Trauttmansdorff is a PhD researcher at the Department of Science & Technology Studies. His research interests mainly include the contestations and controversies around techno-scientific innovation, the development of technologies and infrastructures and their impact on border regimes, on practices of surveillance and control, and on the multiple forms of mobility. In his current dissertation project, he explores the various ways in which constructing and maintaining digital infrastructures in the European Union are entangled with imaginations of future borders and the promises of security. Paul holds Bachelor degrees in Philosophy (University of Vienna) and Socioeconomics (Vienna University of Business and Economics). He completed his Master Degree in Political Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Paul has been a doctoral fellow of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and is currently a guest researcher at Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies at the University of Bologna (Marietta-Blau Fellow).

PhD Thesis:

European Borders of the Future? Exploring the Technological Imperative in Europe’s Border Regime