Sarah Thanner



  • Position: PhD student
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  • Address: TechBase, Room 1.103, Franz-Mayer-Str. 1, 93053 Regensburg

About

Sarah Thanner studied Cultural Anthropology and Linguistics and is currently working as a researcher in the interdisciplinary BMBF-funded project VIGITIA. In her ongoing PhD project Sarah is working towards an ethnographic account of the design and development of digital-material innovations in the field of projected augmented realities and scientific knowledge production. For a more detailed CV in German visit her page at the website of the Chair of Media Informatics.

Research Interests

  • Digital Anthropology
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Participatory Design
  • Work and Labour Studies
  • Anthropological Linguistics

Teaching

  • 2020. Course “Mensch - Technik - Algorithmus. Ethnografische Perspektiven auf digitalisierte Alltage”, Chair of European Ethnology, University of Regensburg
  • 2015-2019. Course “Anthropological Lingustics”, Chair of General and Comparative Linguistics, University of Regensburg
  • 2017. Course “Sprache und Ethnizität”, Chair of General and Comparative Linguistics, University of Regensburg
  • 2017. Course “Essential Readings in Linguistics”, Chair of General and Comparative Linguistics, University of Regensburg

Publications @ PDA

Rebecca Carlson, Ruth Dorothea Eggel, Lina Franken, Sarah Thanner, Libuše Hannah Vepřek

Approaching code as process: Prototyping ethnographic methodologies

Kuckuck. Notizen zur Alltagskultur 1/2021: „Code“, 2021-07-21 () (more...)

Sarah Thanner

Augmented Truths on the Table – an ethnographic investigation in the field of digital-material innovation

7th conference of the Section “Digitization in Everyday Life” of the German Association of Cultural Anthropology and Folklore Studies (dgv) on “Digital Truth-Making - Ethnographic Perspectives on Practices, Infrastructures and Affordances of Truth-Making in Digital Societies” at the Humboldt University of Berlin (Story Map), 2020-10-09 () (more...)

Other Publications


2021. (pre-print) Pop-Up Participatory Design Facilitates Outreach, User Research, and Ideation – Experiences From a Case Study. Submitted to: ACM CHI ’22 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 30 - May 6 2022, New Orleans, LA. Together with Vitus Maierhöfer, Raphael Wimmer, Philipp Huber.

2021. Approaching code as process: Prototyping ethnographic methodologies. In: Kuckuck. Notizen zur Alltagskultur 1/2021: “Code“. Together with Rebecca Carlson, Ruth Dorothea Eggel, Lina Franken and Libuše Hannah Vepřek, URL: https://www.kuckucknotizen.at/kuckuck/index.php/1-21-code/216-1-21-code-leseprobe.

2021. Essen in der Krise. Unsicherheitserfahrungen und Prekarisierung im Prisma von Ernährungsroutinen in kulturwissenschaftlicher Perspektive. Blättel-Mink, Birgit (ed.): Gesellschaft unter Spannung. Verhandlungen des 40. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie 2020. Together with Gunther Hirschfelder, URL: https://publikationen.soziologie.de/index.php/kongressband_2020/article/view/1366.

2021. Digital Truth-Making: Ethnographic Perspectives on Practices, Infrastructures and Affordances of Truth-Making in Digital Societies. 7. Arbeitstagung der dgv-Kommission “Digitalisierung im Alltag” am Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMAH) und dem Institut für Europäische Ethnologie der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, digital, 7.–9. Oktober 2020. In: Zeitschrift für Volkskunde. Beiträge zur Kulturforschung 1/2021, p. 93-96. Together with Roman Tischberger and Libuše Hannah Vepřek, URL: https://doi.org/10.31244/zfvk/2021/01.14.

2020. Augmented Truths on the Table – an ethnographic investigation in the field of digital-material innovation. Story Map presented online at the 7th conference of the Section “Digitization in Everyday Life” of the German Association of Cultural Anthropology and Folklore Studies, Humboldt University of Berlin, URL: https://uploads.knightlab.com/storymapjs/9a5f58141623d4cfd7172eec29950e40/truth-making-on-the-table-1/index.html.

2019. Prekäre Lebenswelten im Prisma der Ernährung. Edited together with Gunther Hirschfelder. Waxmann: Münster/New York.

2019. Das Wechselspiel von Prekarität und Ernährung als Forschungsfeld – Zugänge, Perspektiven und Implikationen. In: Hirschfelder, Gunther/Thanner, Sarah (eds.): Prekäre Lebenswelten im Prisma der Ernährung. Waxmann: Münster/New York.

2019. Zur Verschränkung von Prekaritäts- und Nahrungsforschung – einleitende Bemerkungen zu einem studentischen Forschungsprojekt. In: Hirschfelder, Gunther/Thanner, Sarah (eds.): Prekäre Lebenswelten im Prisma der Ernährung. Waxmann: Münster. Together with Gunther Hirschfelder. Waxmann: Münster/New York.

2019. Personennamen und die Belebtheitshierarchie. Zur morphosyntaktischen Kodierung von Personennamen in Split-Ergativsprachen (= Regensburg Papers in Linguistics 8), URL: https://epub.uni-regensburg.de/40553/1/RPiL08_Thanner.pdf.

2019. Persönlichkeit gesucht! – Diskurse um den Ordnungsparameter Persönlichkeit in der Auswahl von Bewerberinnen und Bewerbern. In: Henkes, Janina et al. (eds.): Ordnung[en] der Arbeit. Verlag Westfälisches Dampfboot: Münster, p. 131-151.

2018. Schummler gegen Detektiv: Das Auswahlszenario von Bewerbern aus kulturwissenschaftlicher Perspektive. In: Forschungsergebnisse von Absolventen und Promovierenden der Fakultät für Sprach-, Literatur-, und Kulturwissenschaften der Universität Regensburg (ForAP 1/2018), p. 9-31, URL: https://forap.uni-regensburg.de/index.php/slk/article/view/13/18.

2018. Morphosyntactic coding of proper names and its implications for the Animacy Hierarchy. In: Cristofaro, Sonia/Zúñiga, Fernando (eds.): Typological Hierarchies in Synchrony and Diachrony, S. 381–404, Benjamins: Amsterdam/Philadelphia. Together with Johannes Helmbrecht, Ilenia Tonetti and Lukas Denk, URL: https://doi.org/10.1075/tsl.121.11hel.

2013. Songanalyse I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die-Rag/Fish Cheer von Country Joe McDonald (Woodstock Version). In: Fischer, Michael et al. (ed.): Deutsches Volksliedarchiv populärer Kultur und Musik. Songlexikon. Encyclopedia of Songs. Freiburg, URL: http://www.songlexikon.de/songlexikon/songs/fishcheer.



Talks and Conference Presentations

09.10.2020. Augmented Truths on the Table – an ethnographic investigation in the field of digital-material innovation. Story Map presented online at the 7th conference of the Section “Digitization in Everyday Life” of the German Association of Cultural Anthropology and Folklore Studies (dgv) on “Digital Truth-Making – Ethnographic Perspectives on Practices, Infrastructures and Affordances of Truth-Making in Digital Societies“ at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

22.09.2020. Kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven auf Unsicherheitserfahrungen und Prekarisierung im Prisma von Ernährungsroutinen, presented online at 40. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie, together with Gunther Hirschfelder.

27.05.2020. Augmented Realities put on the table: Ethnographic perspectives on the use and development of interactive tabletops, presented online at the Media & Digital Anthropology Lab (MeDiA Lab), Humboldt University of Berlin.

13.01.2020. Intelligente Tische aus kulturanthropologischer Perspektive, poster presentation at the Basel Winter School “Technisch.Kritisch.Digital“, Filzbach, University of Basel.

28.11.2019. Anthropological Perspectives on Interactive Tabletops, poster presentation at the 2nd network congress of the ZD.B-Initiativen für die Wissenschaft, Neumarkt.

21.11.2019. Prekäres Essen auf smarten Tischen? Möglichkeiten und Herausforderungen digitaler Ernährungskommunikation aus kulturwissenschaftlicher Perspektive, presented at the Junges Forum Public Health and Nutrition, University of Applied Sciences Fulda.

12.02.2015. Personennamen in Split-Ergativsprachen: Implikationen für die Belebtheitshierarchie, presented at the Linguistisches Kolloquium “Mehr als Schall und Rauch: Die Linguistik der Namen“, University of Bremen.

16.8.2013. Morphosyntactic Coding of Proper Names and its Implications for the Animacy Hierarchy, presented at the 10th Biennial Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology, University of Leipzig, together with Johannes Helmbrecht, Ilenia Tonetti and Lukas Denk.


Organization of workshops, conferences and exhibitions

02.-03.07.2021. Online workshop on Methodologies for code in ethnographic research. From theory to practice. Organized together with Ruth Dorothea Eggel, Lina Franken and Libuše Hannah Vepřek.

15.-17.10.2021. 15th PhD conference of the dgv “Zwischendurch die Promotion?!“ in Niederau. Organized together with Ruth Weiand, Oliver Wurzbacher and Nikolas Wollentarski.

20.-25.09.2021. Pop Up Science Exhibition “VIGITIA meets Degginger 2.0”. Participatory design exhibition the BMBF-funded project VIGITIA at the Culture and Creative Center Degginger, Regensburg. Organized together with Vitus Maierhöfer, Raphael Wimmer, Marie Laufkötter and Clara Hilmer.

13.-17.09.2021. Pop Up Science Exhibition “VIGITIA meets Degginger”. Participatory design exhibition of the BMBF-funded project VIGITIA at the Culture and Creative Center Degginger, Regensburg. Organized together with Vitus Maierhöfer and Raphael Wimmer.

23.01.2020. Workshop “Interactive tables in everyday life”. Idea and design workshop of the BMBF-funded project VIGITIA at the Culture and Creative Center Degginger, Regensburg. Organized together with Raphael Wimmer and Vitus Maierhöfer.