Nina Klimburg-Witjes

  • nina.witjes (at) | @witjesnina 
  • Elected Council Member 2021 – 2024
  • University assistant (post doc), University of Vienna, Dep. of Science and Technology Studies


Nina’s work at the intersection of STS and Critical Security Studies explores the role of technological innovation and knowledge practices in securitization processes. Tracing the entanglements between industries, political institutions, and users, Nina is interested in how visions about sociotechnical vulnerabilities are co-produced with security devices and policy, and how novel security technologies interact with issues of privacy and democracy. Nina´s is editor of the book „Sensing In/security“: Sensors as transnational security infrastructures (with G.C.Bowker & N.Pöchhacker, Mattering Press). Her current research focuses on space technologies and cyber security from an infrastructure studies perspective.