Joachim Allgaier & Hauke Riesch

Joachim Allgaier is a sociologist and media and communications researcher, with a PhD in sociology from The Open University. He is a senior scientist at the Institute of Science, Technology and Society Studies of the Alpen-Adria-Universit├Ąt in Klagenfurt, Austria. In 2015 he was appointed as a member of the Global Young Academy. His research interests concern how scientific and technology issues are communicated in public, how they are represented in the media, the internet (especially on YouTube, Vimeo and other video-sharing sites) and in entertainment and popular culture, and how various publics perceive them.|Hauke Riesch is a lecturer in sociology at the department of Social Sciences, Media and Communications at Brunel University London. With a PhD in sociology of science from UCL, he has previously been working on the public understanding of uncertainty, risk and energy policy at the University of Cambridge and on scientists’ perspectives of working in citizen science at the OPAL project at Imperial College London. Current research interests include science in popular culture, science comedy and interdisciplinary relationships between philosophy, history and sociology of science.|