Dr. Stefan Höhne

Senior Researcher / Research Organisation

Academic Career

Since 12/2022   Permanent Research Fellow at KWI

5/2019 – 11/2022   Project Leader of the international ERC Research Project Governing the Narcotic City. Imaginaries, Practices and Discourses of Public DrugCultures in European Cities from 1970 until today. (HERA JRP/Horizon 2020)

10/2020 – 12/2020 Visiting Fellow at Leipzig Lab Working Group Global Health, Leipzig University

4/2019 – 8/2021  Mercator Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI), Essen.

10/2013 – 4/2019   Researcher and Lecturer (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the Center for Metropolitan Studies, TU Berlin.

1/2016 – 12/2018   Lecturer and Adviser at the New York University (Berlin/New York)

2/2015 – 9/2015   Parental leave

Since 1/2015   Member of the editorial collective of the Open Access Journal sub\urban. zeitschrift für kritische stadtforschung.

7/2011 – 3/2013   Researcher and Lecturer at the Institute for Cultural History and Theory, Humboldt University Berlin

8/2008 – 1/2009   Visiting Scholar at the Department of History, Columbia University, New York City.

1/2008 – 12/2010   Doctoral Fellow at the Transatlantic Graduate Research Program Berlin – New York, Center for Metropolitan Studies, Technical University of Berlin, Germany.

10/2000 – 9/2007   M.A. in Cultural Studies, Philosophy and Sociology in Leipzig, Berlin and Copenhagen.


Research Interests

Modern and Contemporary History, Science & Technology Studies, Critical Urban History, Social and Cultural Theory of the 20th and 21st Century, Digital Publication formats

Selected English Publications

Cities of Cool Comfort: Cryogenic Urbanization in the 20th Century in the Rise of Wellbeing Regimes, in: Joseph Heathcott, Jonathan Soffer, Rae Zimmerman (Hrsg.): Urban Infrastructure – Historical and Social Dimensions of an Interconnected World, Pittsburgh University Press, 2022.

Riding the New York Subway – The Invention of the Modern Passenger, Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2021.

Beyond American Dystopia: On the Rise of Apocalyptic Visions in the Contemporary United States, in: Amerikastudien /American Studies, Bd. 66, S. 271-77, 2021.

Regimes of Freshness – Biopolitics in the Age of Cryogenic Culture [with Alexander Friedrich]. In: Medicine, Anthropology and Theory, 3, no. 3:112-154, 2017.

Marian Burchardt, Stefan Höhne and AbdouMaliq Simone (eds.): The Infrastructures of Diversity: Materiality and Culture in Urban Space. New Diversities 17(2), 2015.

Full list of publications