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Dr. Wolfgang Kaltenbrunner

Wolfgang Kaltenbrunner is a senior researcher at the Centre for Science & Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University. In 2015, he obtained his PhD degree (highest honors) from the same institution. His dissertation used approaches from Science & Technology Studies to understand how digital research tools and infrastructures change scholarly practices in the humanities. Between 2015 and 2018, Wolfgang conducted postdoctoral work at the Munich Center for Technology in Society at the Technical University of Munich. Wolfgang’s current research focus is on the politics of quantification in evaluation processes, on academic curricula vitae as devices for comparison in peer review, and on practices of publishing, reviewing, and editing academic literature. Wolfgang’s research has appeared in journals such as Social Studies of Science, Minerva, and Science & Public Policy.

Wolfgang is a member of the editorial board of Science as Culture. He also is a member of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST). 



Journal publications (15)

  • Kaltenbrunner, W., Birch, K., & Amuchastegui, M. (2021). Editorial work and the peer review economy of STS journals. Science Technology & Human Values. (paper)
  • Labib, K., Evans, N., Roje, R., Kavouras, P., Reyes Elizondo, A.E., Kaltenbrunner, W., Buljan, I., Ravn, T., Widdershoven, G., Bouter, L.M., Charitidis, C.A., Sørensen, M.P., & Tijdink, J.K. (2021). Education and training policies for research integrity: insights from a focus group study, : scab077. Science and Public Policy. (paper)
  • Strinzel, M., Brown, J., Kaltenbrunner, W., De Rijcke, S., & Hill, M. (2021). Ten ways to improve academic CVs for fairer research assessment, 8. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 251. (paper)
  • Dix, G., Kaltenbrunner, W., Tijdink, J.K., Valkenburg, G., & De Rijcke, S. (2020). Algorithmic allocation: untangling rival conceptions of fairness in research management. Politics and Governance, 8(2), 15-25. (paper)
  • Mejlgaard, N., Bouter, L.M., Gaskell, G., Kavouras, P., Allum, N., Bendtsen, A.K., Charitidis, C.A., Claesen, N., Dierickx, K., Domaradzka, A., Reyes Elizondo, A.E., Foeger, N., Hiney, M., Kaltenbrunner, W., Labib, K., Marušic, A., Sørensen, M.P., Ravn, T., Šcepanovic, R., Tijdink, J.K., & Veltri, G.A. (2020). Research integrity: nine ways to move from talk to walk. Nature, 586, 358-360. doi:10.1038/d41586-020-02847-8 (paper)
  • Kaltenbrunner, W., & De Rijcke, S. (2019). Filling in the gaps: The interpretation of curricula vitae in peer review. Social Studies of Science, 49(6). (paper)
  • Kaltenbrunner, W. (2018). Situated Knowledge Production, International Impact: Changing Publishing Practices in a German Engineering Department. Minerva, 56(3), 283-303. (paper)
  • Kaltenbrunner, W. (2017). Digital Infrastructure for the Humanities in Europe and the US: Governing Scholarship through Coordinated Tool Development. Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 26(3), 275-308. doi:10.1007/s10606-017-9272-2 (paper)
  • Kaltenbrunner, W., & De Rijcke, S. (2017). Quantifying ‘Output’ for Evaluation: Administrative Knowledge Politics and Changing Epistemic Cultures in Dutch Law Faculties. Science and Public Policy, 44(2), 284-293. (paper)
  • Kaltenbrunner, W. (2015). Collaboration, Reward and the Digital Humanities: Reply to Nyhan. Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, 4(7), 23-26. (paper)
  • Kaltenbrunner, W. (2015). Infrastructural inversion as a generative resource in digital scholarship. Science as Culture, 24(1), 1-23. (paper)
  • Kaltenbrunner, W. (2015). Scholarly labour and digital collaboration in literary studies. Social Epistemology, 29(2), 207-233. (paper)
  • Kaltenbrunner, W. (2014). Decomposition as practice and process: Creating boundary objects in computational humanities. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, 39(2), 143-161. doi:10.1179/0308018814Z.00000000082 (paper)
  • Kaltenbrunner, W. (2010). Literary positivism? Scientific theories and methods in the work of Sainte-Beuve (1804-1869) and Wilhelm Scherer (1841-1886). Studium, 3(2), 74-90. (paper)
  • Kaltenbrunner, W., & Wouters, P. (2010). E-research and methodological innovation in Dutch literary studies. First Monday, 15(9). (paper)

Conference publications (1)

Book chapters (1)

  • Kaltenbrunner, W., De Rijcke, S., Müller, R., & Burner-Fritsch, I. (2021). On the chronopolitics of academic CVs in peer review. Bingley: Emerald Publishing Limited. In F. Vostal (Ed.), Inquiring into Academic Timescapes (pp. 247-264). doi:10.1108/978-1-78973-911-420211021 (paper)
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