Tilo Grenz

Tilo Grenz

University Assistant (Post doc) in the Area Culture and Knowledge at the Department of Sociology of the University of Vienna

Research interests
Sociology of knowledge
Mediatization and organizations
Dynamics of digital material
Process-oriented methodologies (trajectories of the digital, interpretative tracing)




Academic career
2017 Guest Lecturer (Erasmus) at Kings College London
2014 to date University Assistant (post doc) in the area of culture and knowledge at the Department of Sociology of the University of Vienna
2014 Dr phil. at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Karlsruhe         Institute of Technology (KIT), PhD thesis on “Mediatization as organizational and societal construction”
2010-2017 Interdisciplinary Priority Program 1505 “Mediatized Worlds” (German Research Foundation), sub-project: “Mediatization as a Business Model” (PI: Prof. Dr. Michaela Pfadenhauer)
2011-2012 Participation in the interdisciplinary Young Investigators Group ‘Social Cloud’ (KIT)
2008-2014 Research Assistant at the Institute of Sociology of Knowledge at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Selected publications

  • "Präsenstechniken und ihre Spuren: Zur soziologischen Vergegenwärtigung von Zukunft" [Technologies of the present: Towards a sociological presenting of the future]. Blätter für Technikgeschichte 80(2018), 2018. (pending)
  • "Unraveling the App Store: Toward an Interpretative Perspective on Tracing", International Journal of Communication 11, 2018. pp. 612-628 (together with Heiko Kirschner)
  • "Von Objekten zu Objektivierung. Zum Ort technischer Materialität im Kommunikativen Konstruktivismus", Soziale Welt 68 (2-3), 2017. pp. 225-242. (together with Michaela Pfadenhauer)
  • "Variants of Interplay as Drivers of Media Change". Media and Communication 5(3), 2017. pp. 5-14 (together with Paul Eisewicht)
  • "Mediatisierung als Handlungsproblem. Eine wissenssoziologische Studie zum Wandel materialer Kultur" [Mediatization as a problem of action]. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. Online bei Springer VS, 2017.
  • "De-Mediatisierung. Diskontinuitäten, Non-Linearitäten und Ambivalenzen im Mediatisierungsprozess" [De-Mediatization. Discontinuities, non-linearities and ambivalencies of mediatization]. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2017. (together with Michaela Pfadenhauer)
  • "Trajektorien rekonstruieren – am Beispiel In-App-Purchase-Hack" [Reconstructing Trajectories – The case of the In-App-Purchase-Hack], Hitzler, Ronald/Burzan, Nicole/Kirschner, Heiko (Eds.): Materiale Analysen. Methodenfragen in Projekten. Wiesbaden: VS, 2016. pp. 289-304
  • "Outlaws in App Stores: die Nebenfolgenanfälligkeit digitaler Dienste als blinder Fleck der Service Science". AIS Studien 8(1), 2015. pp. 76-94 (together with Paul Eisewicht)
  • "Unter Mediatisierungsdruck. Änderungen und Neuerungen in heterogenen Handlungsfeldern" [Under the pressure of mediatization: Changes and Novelties within heterogeneous fields of action], Wiesbaden: VS, 2014. (Eds., together with Gerd Moell)

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