Beate Ochsner

Beate Ochsner
Beate Ochsner is spokesperson of the research unit “Media and Participation” and principal investigator of subproject 2 „Techno-sensory processes of participation. App-practices and dis/ability“.


In 2008, Beate Ochsner was appointed full Professor of Media Studies at the University of Konstanz. Before, she was an assistant professor at the University of Mannheim and guest professor at the Universities of Innsbruck, Basel und St. Gallen. In 2002, she habilitated with the thesis DeMONSTRAtion. Zur Repräsentation des Monsters und des Monströsen in Literatur, Fotographie und Film.

Research interest

  • Audiovisual productions of disability
  • Practices of Non-hearing and Non-seeing
  • Research on participatory practices and cultures of Teilhabe
  • Media/Culture/Production
  • Auditory ecologies
  • Monsters und Monstrosity
  • Media theory and -aesthetics (book, photography, film, hypertext, internet)
  • Mediality


Among her recent publications are „Oikos und Oikonomia oder: Selbstsorge-Apps als Technologien der Haushaltung“, in: Internationales Jahrbuch für Medienphilosophie 4 (2018), „Talking about Associations and Descriptions or a Short Story about Associology“, in: Idem./M. Spöhrer (ed.), Applying the Actor-Network Theory in Media Studies, IGI Global 2017 and “Documenting Neuropolitics: Cochlear Implant Activation Videos”, in: H. Hughes/C. Brylla (ed.), Documentary and Disability, Palgrave & MacMillan 2017.


University of Konstanz

Publications SP 2

SP 2: „Techno-sensory processes of participation. App-practices and dis/ability

University of Konstanz
Department of Literature with Art and Media Studies
Box 157
78457 Konstanz

E-Mail: beate.ochsner[at]

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