»Today’s digital transformation of society also poses new challenges for sociology. Due to the changes accompanying digitalisation, the focus of sociology on purely human actions and interactions must be shifted to social life in digital environments. We need new theoretical methods of interpretation to understand these changes in social relationships, everyday practices and our self-perception in a digital society. The work we are conducting in this field is focused on questions arising in this context. We are developing theories on the empirical examination of the socio-digital world. Included in this examination are digital practices such as the use of assistant systems and the regulation of digital technologies.«
Robert Seyfert, 46 years old, born in Dresden. Since April 2021: Professor of Sociology specialising in Sociological Theories at Kiel University. Previously Academic Adviser at the University of Duisburg-Essen. 2010: Doctoral degree at the University of Konstanz, 2019: Habilitation (postdoctoral lecture qualification) at the University of Duisburg-Essen.