International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW)


Narratives about Technology in the Global South

The project

The scope of this project is to explore the effect of digitalization on the global south, especially with respect to issues of poverty and gender discrimination. The focus of this initiative will be on digitalization and the exploitation of vulnerable groups in the global south and on how far can digital technologies improve global digital justice in the field of education. More...


The second Workshop on Decolonizing Digital Education and Culture in Argentina will take place on April 7th 2022

Further Information

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Workshops held

The first Workshop on Digitalization and Education in Brazil took place digitally (via zoom) on 16th April 2021, 1-4 pm.

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Invited Speakers

Results of the workshop

Main Collaborators

In alphabetical order

Prof. Dr. Regina Ammicht-Quinn

Prof. Dr. Regina Ammicht-Quinn studied Catholic theology and German, did her doctorate on the ethics of theodicy question (From Lisbon to Auschwitz. On the paradigm shift in the theodicy question, Freiburg i.Ue./Freiburg i.Br. 1992.) and wrote her habilitation thesis on the body, religion and sexuality (Body, religion and sexuality. Theological reflections on the ethics of gender (1999), Mainz: Grünewald, 3rd ed. 2004). In connection with first placements in appointments, she was repeatedly denied the necessary church "nihil obstat". Since 2002 she has been a professor of ethics at the International Center for Ethics in Science (IZEW) at the University of Tübingen and has been spokesperson for the center since 2014. She also founded and heads the Center for Gender and Diversity Research (ZGD) at the University of Tübingen together with Prof. Ingrid Hotz-Davies. From February 2010 to May 2011 she was State Councilor for Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue as a non-party member of the state government of Baden-Württemberg.

Dr. Beatrice Bonami

Dr. Beatrice Bonami is a teaching fellow at the IZEW and the Global South Center. She studied education, innovation and international development and completed her doctoral degree [under a Ph.D. international consortium called CAPES/PRINT funded by Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology] by University of São Paulo/Brazil [School of Communications and Arts], University of Rome/Italy [Department of Social Research] and University College London/UK [Institute of Education]. 

Dr. Anne Burkhardt

Dr. Anne Burkhardt is a research associate at the International Center for Ethics in Science at the University of Tübingen. The film and theater studies graduate received her doctorate as a scholarship holder from the DAAD and the state graduate grant at the Tübingen Institute for Media Studies. Her dissertation on the cinematic processing of the inner-Colombian conflict was awarded the ADLAF prize in 2018.

Me. Céline Gressel

Céline Gressel is a sociologist of technology. She studied sociology, psychology and educational science in Tübingen. She has been working at the IZEW since 2011. As a research assistant in the HIVE-Lab and ESTER projects, she researches not only social and ethical aspects, the use of virtual and augmented realities for a healthy life, but also the question of the conditions for a successful integration of these aspects in technology development projects.   

Me. Solange Martinez Demarco

Solange Martinez Demarco studied political science at the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina). She holds a European Master in Comparative Local Development (University of Trento, Italy) and an MA in European Studies on Society, Science and Technology (University of Maastricht, the Netherlands). Since September 2017 she has been working as a research assistant at the IZEW.

Me. Laura Schelenz

Laura Schelenz conducts research on ethical and feminist perspectives on technology development . In her dissertation at the University of Tübingen, she conceptualizes and questions "diversity-sensitive technology" from a black feminist perspective. Laura Schelenz studied American Studies and Peace and Conflict Research in Heidelberg and Frankfurt with stays in the USA and Hungary. She worked in various organizations in Germany in conflict research and human rights work. From 2017 to 2019 she worked at the IZEW in the ELISA project on the ethics of digitization in Africa.

Me. Kerstin Schopp

Kerstin Schopp is a research associate in the project "BATATA - Bioeconomy as Social Change" - Module 2(2): Whose Bioeconomy? Tracing Visions of Socio-ecological Transformation and their Ethical Deliberation in Tanzania". She studied biology and culture & society in Africa with a focus on development sociology and history of Africa in Karlsruhe (KIT) and at the University of Bayreuth. 

Dr. Mone Spindler

Dr. Mone Spindler studied sociology in Frankfurt am Main and then worked at the Institute for Social Infrastructure (ISIS). She was a Marie Curie Training Fellow at the Sheffield Institute for Studies on Aging (SISA) at the University of Sheffield and received a scholarship from the DFG Research Training Group "Bioethics" at the IZEW. In 2012 she did her doctorate on anti-aging at the Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science at Freie Universität Berlin.

Me. Katharina Wezel

Katharina Wezel studied International Politics and Strategic Studies, as well as Peace Research and International Politics at the Universities of Aberystwyth and Tübingen. In Tübingen she wrote her master's thesis on the securitization of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. From 2016 she was a student assistant at the IZEW and has been a research assistant in the AUPIK project since 2020.