Sofie Kronberger

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Sofie Kronberger is a Doctoral Candidate and University Assistant at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna in Univ.-Prof. Dr. Janina Kehr’s team on Medical Anthropology and Global Health. In her current doctoral research, Sofie is interested in processes of datafication, digitalization and automation of medical listening and hearing, with a focus on epistemic practices, senses and sense-making, and Artificial Intelligence.

Previously, Sofie Kronberger studied Science and Technology Studies at the Department of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology at the Goethe University Frankfurt as well as the Department of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Vienna. In the latter, she was a research assistant in an interdisciplinary research project, in which she was looking at the socio-technical construction and the politics of Artificial intelligence in the field of Law Enforcement.

Research Focus


Contact Details

Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology
NIG, 4th floor
Universitätsstraße 7
1010 Vienna

selected publications

Public Speaking

April 2022: Kehr, Janina; Kronberger, Sofie: Paradoxes of Artificial Intelligence & Health. Health & Harm of the Hospital of the Future. ASAA 2022 Post-Conference Workshop. Panel: Artificial Intelligence and Future Hospital Ethnographies. Chair: Divine Fuh, Fanny Chabrol. 

September 2021: Mayer, Katja; Kronberger, Sofie: “Training Trust: Negotiating Machine Learning in Forensic Analytics for Criminal Prosecution”. 4S Conference Toronto. Panel: Forensic Evidence And Expertise In Local, National And Global Contexts.

September 2021: Kronberger, Sofie: “On On Being a Glitch in the Big Other – Expanding Response-Abilities through Glitches” 4S Conference Toronto. Making and Doing Session – “Sensing Visual Vignette” Chair: Dr. Mascha Gugganig.

January 2021: Kronberger, Sofie: “Investigating changing relationships of mis/trust in digital environments” Digital STS Lunch. University of Vienna, Chair: Prof. Dr. Sarah Davies