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    Dr. Marén Schorch

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    Head of the BMBF Junior Research Group KONTIKAT

    Mail: maren.schorch(at)uni-siegen.de

    Room: US-G 001

    Phone: +49 (0) 271/ 740 – 2424

    Office hours: On appointment

    Website: https://www.kontikat.de/team/schorch/

    Vitae

    • Head of the BMBF junior research group „KontiKat“ (Civil and business continuity in extrem events by the help of socio-technical networking), University of Siegen, since 11/2017
    • Postdoc in the BMBF junior research group „KontiKat“ (Civil and business continuity in extrem events by the help of socio-technical networking), University of Siegen, since 06/2017
    • Researcher of the Collaborative Research Centre 1187 „Media of Cooperation“, project A05 „Cooperative creation of autonomy in the context of the ageing society”, University of Siegen,
      since 08/2016
    • Project leader and researcher, EU-Project “TOPIC – The Online Platform for Informal Caregivers”, University of Siegen, 2013-2016
    • Research assistant of the management of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), Bielefeld University, 2012-2013
    • Research assistant and coordinator of the research group “Communicating Disaster”, Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), Bielefeld University (Organisers: Prof. Dr. Jörg Bergmann, Prof. Dr. Heike Egner, Prof. Dr. Volker Wulf), 12/2009 – 09/2012
    • Lecturer in qualitative social research methods, Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University, 2008-2010
    • Research assistant and lecturer in Sociology, University of Trier (chair of Prof. Dr. Alois Hahn), 2002-2008
    • Erasmus delegate for Sociology, representative of the non-professorial teaching staff of Sociology at the faculty council, University of Trier, 2002-2008
    • Research assistant and mentor of the research project “Adolescents. A Comparison of Urban and Rural Communities” (Organiser: PD Dr. Waldemar Vogelgesang), University of Trier, 1999-2000
    • Student assistant, chair for Sociological Theory (Prof. Dr. Alois Hahn), University of Trier, 1998-2001
    • Volunteer, Leonard Cheshire Disability, Cheltenham, Great Britain, 1994-1995

    Research Interests

    • Qualitative social research methods
    • Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
    • Qualitative disaster research
    • Dealing with health and sickness

    Projects

    • BMBF junior research group „KontiKat“, University of Siegen: https://www.kontikat.de (since 06/2017)
    • Collaborative Research Centre 1187 „Media of Cooperation“, project A05 „Cooperative creation of autonomy in the context of the ageing society”, University of Siegen: https://www.mediacoop.uni-siegen.de/en/projects/a05/ (since 08/2016)
    • TOPIC – The Online Platform for Informal Caregivers (2013-2016)
    • ZiF-research group “Communicating Disaster”, ZiF, Bielefeld University, 2009-2012
    • “Arranged Marriages of Muslim Migrants in Germany”. Research group “Migration and Segregation Trier”, 2006-2010
    • Organiser of the students research project “Transnationality: Chance or/and Crisis?”, University of Trier (qualitative study), 2007-2008
    • Organiser of the interdisciplinary students research project “Social Capital and Career Entry of University Graduates”, University of Trier (qualitative and quantitative Study; with Karoline Krenn), 2004-2005
    • Research assistant of the research project “Adolescents and Traditions”, University Trier (organisers: Waldemar Vogelgesang, Jörgen Schulze-Krüdener, qualitative study), 1998-1999

    Teaching Experience

    University of Siegen

    • Continuity and (IT-)Security in the Context of Digitization Processes (Master)
    • Individual and organisational concepts of continuity, (IT) security and emergency stockpiling (Master)
    • Crisis Management and Crisis Information Systems (with Christian Reuter and Volkmar Pipek) (Master)
    • Qualitative data analysis in CSCW and HCI
    • Social and literary communication of disasters (with Matthias Schaffrick)

    University of Bielefeld

    • Opposites attract! Qualitative interviews about couples and oppositions
    • Qualitative interview practises
    • Qualitative methods counselling
    • Identity revisited? – Qualitative analysis of (auto-)biographical data
    • Basic concepts in sociology
    • Qualitative interviews as biography generators
    • Film analysis
    • “You are always welcome here!” Qualitative methods to the exploration of hospitality
    • Interviews as qualitative social research methods
    • Qualitative methods in migration research

    University of Trier

    • Qualitative methods counselling and supervision
    • Ritual and symbol. Staging of national identity
    • Transnationality: chance or/and crisis?
    • Sociological classics: Norbert Elias and Michel Foucault
    • Sociological conceptions of the self and the other
    • Theories of identity and interculturality
    • Max Weber’s contributions to social and economic history
    • Processes of social exclusion (with Alois Hahn)
    • Secrets and secrecy (with Alois Hahn)
    • Minorities
    • Social capital and career entry of university graduates (with Karoline Krenn)
    • Sociology of health (teaching staff mobility, University of Galway, Ireland)
    • Concepts of (trans-)national belonging
    • Nation and national identity
    • Theodor W. Adorno’s sociology (with Alois Hahn)
    • Sociological classics: Max Weber
    • Sociological classics: Georg Simmel (with Alois Hahn)
    • Norbert Elias: The civilizing process
    • Attitudes towards death and their social conditionality (with Alois Hahn)
    • Theories of identity

    Publications

    2021

    Infrastructuring for organizational resilience: Experiences and perspectives for business continuity

    Syed, Hussain Abid; Schorch, Marén; Ankenbauer, Sam Addison; Hassan, Sohaib; Meisner, Konrad; Stein, Martin; Skudelny, Sascha; Karasti, Helena; Pipek, Volkmar

    2021, ISSN: 2510-2591.

    (Abstract | Links)

    2020

    Doing CSCW research in small and medium enterprises: experiences, options and challenges

    Schorch, Marén; Seifert, Fabienne; Syed, Hussain A; Kotthaus, Christoph; Pipek, Volkmar

    2020, ISSN: 2510-2591, (Accepted: 2020-06-15T07:28:12Z Publisher: European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (EUSSET)).

    (Abstract | Links)

    Disaster Learning Aid: A Chatbot Centric Approach for Improved Organizational Disaster Resilience

    Syed, Hussain A; Schorch, Marén; Pipek, Volkmar

    Learning from Experience, pp. 10, 2020.

    (Abstract)

    2019

    Potentiale von IKT beim Ausfall kritischer Infrastrukturen: Erwartungen, Informationsgewinnung und Mediennutzung der Zivilbevölkerung in Deutschland

    Kaufhold, Marc-André; Grinko, Margarita; Reuter, Christian; Schorch, Marén; Langer, Amanda; Skudelny, Sascha; Hollick, Matthias

    Proceedings of the International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik, AIS, Siegen, Germany, 2019.

    Facebook and the Mass Media in Tunisia

    Aal, Konstantin; Schorch, Marén; Elkilani, Esma Ben Hadj; Wulf, Volker

    Media in Action, (1), pp. 135–168, 2019, (Number: 1).

    (Links)

    Digital Participation in Prison - A Public Discourse Analysis of the Use of ICT by Inmates

    Taugerbeck, Sebastian; Ahmadi, Michael; Schorch, Marén; Unbehaun, David; Aal, Konstantin; Wulf, Volker

    Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 3 (GROUP), pp. 233:1–233:26, 2019.

    (Abstract | Links)

    2018

    Using Cultural Probes in the Sensitive Research Setting of Informal Caregiving. A Case Study

    Hensely-Schinkinger, Susanne; Schorch, Marén; textbackslash, Hilda Tellio$

    i-com, 17 (2), pp. 103–117, 2018.

    2017

    Cultural Probes: The best way to go for PD in sensitive research settings? A methodological reflexion

    Schorch, Marén; Müller, Claudia; Meurer, Johanna

    Mensch und Computer 2017, pp. 73–78, Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V., 2017.

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    Digitalisierung und Zivile Sicherheit: Zivilgesellschaftliche und betriebliche Kontinuität in Katastrophenlagen (KontiKat)

    Reuter, Christian; Gerwinski, Jan; Kaufhold, Marc-André; Moog, Petra; Pipek, Volkmar; Rusch, Gebhard; Schorch, Marén; Hassan, Sohaib S; Soost, Christian; Wulf, Volker; Gerwinski, Jan; Soost, Christian; Hassan, Sohaib S; Rusch, Gebhard; Moog, Petra; Pipek, Volkmar; Wulf, Volker

    Hoch, Gero; von Brandt, Hildegard Schröteler; Stein, Volker; Schwarz, Angela (Ed.): Sicherheit (DIAGONAL Jahrgang 38), pp. 207–224, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen, Göttingen, 2017, ISBN: 978-3-8471-0739-2.

    (Abstract | Links)

    Aneignungshilfen für Senioren-Projektpartner – am Beispiel Google Drive

    Struzek, David; Neumann, Marleen; Müller, Claudia; Schorch, Marén; Hornung, Dominik

    Burghardt, M; Wimmer, R; Wolff, & C; Womser-Hacker, C (Ed.): Mensch und Computer 2017, pp. 249 – 253, (Hrsg.) Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V., Regensburg, 2017.

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    Computerclubs und Flüchtlingslager - Ein Diskussionsbeitrag zur Forschungs- und Bildungsarbeit aus praxistheoretischer Perspektive

    Stickel, Oliver; Aal, Konstantin; Schorch, Marén; Pipek, Volkmar; Hornung, Dominik; Boden, Alexander; Wulf, Volker

    Tagungsband Do it! Yourself? Fragen zu (Forschungs-)Praktiken des Selbermachens, Wien, 2017.

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    E-Infrastructures for Research Collaboration: The Case of the Social Sciences and Humanities

    Korn, Matthias; Schorch, Marén; Pipek, Volkmar; Bietz, Matthew; Østerlund, Carsten; Procter, Rob; Ribes, David; Williams, Robin

    Proceedings of the 20th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing Companion (CSCW 2017 Companion), New York, USA, 2017.

    (Links)

    Technology Probes als Mittel zur Unterstützung der Technik-Aneignung

    Müller, Claudia; Schorch, Marén; Struzek, David; Neumann, Marleen

    Burghardt, Manuel; Wimmer, Raphael; Wolff, Christian; Womser-Hacker, Christa (Ed.): Mensch und Computer 2017 - Workshopband, pp. 87–93, Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V., Regensburg, 2017.

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    SFB-Workshop “Digital Platforms and Boundary Infrastructures”

    Giessmann, S; Gerlitz, C; Bender, H; Müller, Claudia; Schorch, Marén; Baringhorst, S; Reissmann, W

    Siegen, 2017.

    2016

    Designing for Those who are Overlooked - Insider Perspectives on Care Practices and Cooperative Work of Elderly Informal Caregivers

    Schorch, Marén; Wan, Lin; Randall, David; Wulf, Volker

    Proceedings of the 19th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing - CSCW '16, pp. 785–797, ACM Press, New York, New York, USA, 2016, ISBN: 978-1-4503-3592-8.

    (Links)

    Engaging with Users and Stakeholders: The Emotional and the Personal

    Hamidi, Foad; Müller, Claudia; Baljko, Melanie; Schorch, Marén; Lewkowicz, Myriam; Stangl, Abigale

    Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Supporting Group Work, pp. 453–456, ACM, 2016.

    Proceedings of the COOP 2016 Symposium on challenges and experiences in designing for an ageing society. Reflecting on concepts of age(ing) and communication practices

    Garschall, Markus; Hamm, Theodor; Hornung, Dominik; Müller, Claudia; Neureiter, Katja; Schorch, Marén; van Velsen, Lex

    International Reports on Socio-Informatics (IRSI), 13 (3), 2016.

    (Links)

    Proceedings of the COOP 2016 -Symposium on challenges and experiences in designing for an ageing society. Reflecting on concepts of age(ing) and communication practices

    Garschall, Markus; Hamm, Theodor; Hornung, Dominik; Müller, Claudia; Neureiter, Katja; Schorch, Marén; van Velsen, Lex

    2016.

    (Links)

    2015

    Learning and Calamities - What Have We Learned?

    Egner, Heike; Schorch, Marén

    Egner, Heike; Schorch, Marén; Voss, Martin (Ed.): Learning and Calamities: Practices, Interpretations, Patterns, pp. 291–302, Routledge, 2015.

    Introduction: Can societies learn from calamities

    Egner, Heike; Schorch, Marén; Voss, Martin

    Learning and calamities: Practices, interpretations, patterns, ed. H. Egner, M. Schorch, and M. Voss, 123 , 2015.

    2014

    Learning and Calamities: Practices, Interpretations, Patterns

    Egner, Heike; Schorch, Marén; Voss, Martin

    Taylor & Francis, 2014, ISBN: 978-1-134-47581-0.

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    PraxLabs as a Setting for Participatory Technology Research and Design in the Field of HRI and Demography

    Müller, Claudia; Schorch, Marén; Wieching, Rainer

    Proceedings of the Workshop "Socially Assistive Robots for the Aging Population: Are we trapped in Stereotypes?", Human Robot Interaction Conference, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, 2014.

    Digitale Medien: Neue Wege politischer Partizipation?

    WULF, VOLKER; SCHORCH, MARÉN

    Demokratie morgen: Überlegungen aus Wissenschaft und Politik, 14 , pp. 71, 2014.

    Learning and Calamities

    Egner, Heike; Schorch, Marén; Voss, Martin

    Routledge, 2014, ISBN: 978-0-203-79467-8.

    (Links)

    2013

    Arranged Marriages as Support for Intra-ethnic Matchmaking? A Case Study on Muslim Migrants in Germany

    Hense, Andrea; Schorch, Marén

    International Migration, 51 (2), pp. 104–126, 2013.

    Digitale Medien: neue Wege politischer Partizipation? : das Web 2.0 und die Social Media in der Tunesischen Revolution ; ein Bericht aus Sidi Bouzid

    Schorch, Marén; Wulf, Volker

    transcript Verlag, Bielefeld, 2013, ISBN: 978-3-8376-2387-1.

    2012

    Communicating Disaster – Six maxims for a new take on disaster research

    Egner, Heike; Schorch, Marén; Hitzler, Sarah; Bergmann, Jörg; Wulf, Volker

    ZiF-Mitteilungen, (3), pp. 4–10, 2012.

    " Communicating Disaster—A Case for Qualitative Approaches to Disaster Research": Report of a Research Group at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), Bielefeld University

    Egner, Heike; Schorch, Marén; Hitzler, Sarah; Bergmann, Jörg; Wulf, Volker

    Zeitschrift für Soziologie, pp. 248–255, 2012.