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Freia Kuper

Freia Kuper is a researcher in the research project Organizational Creativity and Resilience: Exploring the Future of Educational Technology (ORC) within the research programme “Knowledge and Society”, where she works on digitalisation in higher education. Before she was a part of the research project IMPaQT on quality assessment of third-mission-activities of the social sciences and humanities. As a freelance researcher she carried out an interview study with the Public Interest AI research group on the use of artificial intelligence for the public interest. At the Museum for Natural History Berlin she worked on user imaginaries at play in the digitization of the museum collections. Her overall research interest concerns digital infrastructures as spaces of knowledge production and dissemination.

Freia studied Molecular Medicine (B.Sc.) and Universität Ulm and Istanbul Üniversitesi and Science Studies (M.A.) at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. She finished her master program with an ethnographic study on the maintenance of an immunological database in San Diego, USA. Besides, she is the editor of the “hinterlands magazine”, a magazine showcasing diverse narratives from Europe’s rural regions.

Journal articles and conference proceedings

Züger, T., Kuper, F., Fassbender, J., Katzy-Reinshagen, A., Kühnlein, I. (2023). Handling the hype: Implications of AI hype for public interest tech projects. TATuP – Journal for Technology Assessment in Theory and Practice, 32(3), 34-40. DOI: Publication details

Fecher, B., Kuper, F., Fähnrich, B., Schmid-Petri, H., Schildhauer, T., Weingart, P., & Wormer, H. (2022). Balancing interests between freedom and censorship: Organizational strategies for quality assurance in science communication. Science and Public Policy, scac043, 1-14. DOI: 10.1093/scipol/scac043 Publication details

Fecher,B., Kuper, F., Sokolovska, N., Fenton, A., Hornbostel, S., & Wagner, G.G. (2021). Understanding the Societal Impact of the Social Sciences and Humanities: Remarks on Roles, Challenges, and Expectations. Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics, 6. DOI: 10.3389/frma.2021.696804 Publication details

Working paper

Züger, T., Faßbender, J., Kuper, F., Nenno, S., Katzy-Reinshagen, A., & Kühnlein, I. (2022). Civic Coding: Grundlagen und empirische Einblicke zur Unterstützung gemeinwohlorientierter KI. Civic Coding Initiative. Publication details

Other publications

Laufer, M., Kuper, F., Mende, M. A., Schäfer, L. O., Tschache T., & Deacon, B. (2023). Organizing Digital Change at the University. The Practitioners’ Field Guide for Implementing Educational Technology. HIIG Impact Publication Series. Publication details

Züger, T., Katzy-Reinshagen, A., Fassbender, J., Kuper, F., & Kühnlein, I. (2022). Civic Coding. Empirische Erkenntnisse und Empfehlungen zur Unterstützung gemeinwohlorientierter KI. HIIG Impact Publication Series. Publication details

Fecher, B., Sokolovska, N., Kuper, F., & Fenton, A. (2021). Impact der Gesellschaftswissenschaften – (Wie) Kann man ihn messen? Publication details

Timm, M., Sokolovska, N., Kuper, F., Mosene, K. (2021). Fehlende Digitalpolitik bei den Triellen der Kanzlerkandidat:innen – Eine Emanzipation der Wähler:innenschaft. Digital society blog. Publication details

Fecher, B., Sokolovska, N., Kuper, F., & Fenton, A. (2021). Impact of social sciences – (How) Can it be measured? Elephant in the Lab. Publication details

Lectures and presentations

The intersection of resilience, creativity and edtech: A conceptual framework for universities
39th EGOS (European Group for Organizational Studies) colloquium. University of Cagliari. Online, Cagliari, Italy: 06.07.2023 Further information

Melissa Laufer, Len Ole Schäfer, Freia Kuper, & Bronwen Deacon

How to Organize Edtech at the University: A Practitioner's Field Guide for Implementing Edtech
University:Future Festival 2023. Hochschulforum Digitalisierung. Online, Berlin, Germany: 27.04.2023 Further information

Melissa Laufer, Freia Kuper, Maricia Aline Mende, Len Ole Schäfer & Tiana Tschache.

Civic Coding – KI für das Gemeinwohl nutzen
Civic Coding – KI für das Gemeinwohl nutzen. Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales. Impact HUB Berlin, Berlin, Germany: 18.10.2022 Further information

Theresa Züger, Judith Fassbender, Freia Kuper

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Researcher: Knowledge & Society