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

Alexander Orlowski

Society, Culture and Technological Change

Alexander Orlowski is a sociologist of technology and works currently at the IZEW in the project "TANGO". He finished his studies in sociology at the University of Tübingen in 2018. He wrote his thesis on the social construct of autonomous driving.


Research intersts

  • sociology of technology
  • The relationship between social and technological change
  • Sociological perspective on autonomous driving, artificial intelligence/machine learning, big data
  • Qualitative social research (discourse analysis, ethnography, grounded theory, situation analysis)


Since 2019

Research associate

In the project TANGO at the IZEW


Research associate

In the project INTEGRAM at the  IZEW

2016 - 2018

Examined research assistant

In the project INTEGRAM at the IZEW

2014 - 2018

Sociology studies at University of Tübingen (M.A.)

Thesis: "Autonomes Fahren als mediale Konstruktion einer Technologie. Eine Diskursanalyse"

2011 - 2014 Sociology studies at the University of Augsburg (B.A.)



WiSe 19/20 Together with Matthias Leger: Techniksoziologie: theoretische Grundlagen und praktische Annäherung am Institut für Soziologie (Universität Tübingen)