Dr. Stefan Höhne

Academic Career

Since 5/2019   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)

Since 4/2019   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.


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Research Interests

Modern and Contemporary History, Science & Technology Studies, Urban History, Social and Cultural Theory of the 20th and 21st Century, Historical Anthropology

Selected English Publications

New York City Subway – Inventing the Urban Passenger [MIT Press, in translation, forthcoming].

Translation of “New York City Subway – Die Erfindung des urbanen Passagiers, Böhlau 2017.” First Prize for Dissertations awarded by the Society for City History and Urban Research 2014.

English Translation to be published MIT Press in 2019 (Series: Infrastructures, Editors: Geoffrey C. Bowker, Paul N. Edwards),

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

How to Make a Map for the Hades of Names – Transit Maps and the Representation of the City. In: Cultural Histories of Sociabilities, Spaces and Mobilities (7), Pickering & Chatto, London 1 (2), 2015, 83-98.

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

The Birth of the urban Passenger: Infrastructural subjectivity and the Opening of the New York City Subway. In: City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action, Volume 19, Issue 2-3, 2015, 313-21.


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