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Alexander Stingl

National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG)


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Dr. phil. Alexander I. Stingl, a sociological researcher, academic teacher, and author who is fond of crossing disciplinary boundaries with a research focus on Bioeconomy and Digital Culture and their intersections in the current Global Political Economy. He is a highly qualified expert in transition studies, environmental humanities, and the sociologies of science, culture, cognition, and organization with 13+ years of professional academic experience following inter-disciplinary graduate and undergraduate training in biology, economics, US-American Studies, and philosophy. He is a Senior Lecturer, Director of Postgraduate Studies, and Director of the (forthcoming) MA Program ‘Sustainability and Society’ in the School of Political Science and Sociology at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG). He is a visiting faculty member of the Paris Institute of Critical Thinking (PICT), and a Fellow at the Global Research Network (GRN), and chairs the Scientific Committee of the project “Juridifying the Anthropocene” (directed by Gilles Lhuilier, Dean of the Law and Economics Faculty of the École Normale Supérieure Rennes, and Béatrice Parance, Professor of Law at Paris 8). He has numerous times been awarded highly competitive funding and academic honors internationally, including funding and fellowships from the Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF), the Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (FMSH) via the European Commission Marie Skłodowska Curie COFUND (WIRL COFUND at University of Warwick), among others. He was and is a member of research consortia that received competitive funding. A veteran academic teacher, he has taught dozens of courses at interntional universities in over a decade. He is the editor of a successful book series (Decolonial Options for the Social Sciences), co-edited two special issues on ‘Science and Science Fiction’, published 4 single-authored books (most recently Digital Coloniality of Power, Lexington/Rowman, and Care Power Information, Routledge), co-authored another, and published ca. 50 short forms (papers, chapters, encyclopedia entries); more publications, including three book manuscripts and an edited book on higher education, research, and artisanal activism after COVID-19, are currently in progress or under review .

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