Christian Haddad is a Senior Researcher at the Austrian Institute for International Affairs and a Lecturer at the University of Vienna (Dept. of Political Science; Dept. of Science & Technology Studies). At the oiip he coordinates the research area Global Politics of Innovation.
Haddad’s expertise is at the intersection of critical policy studies and science & technology studies (STS). His fields of spectialization include:
- Global politics of science, technology and innovation
- Social studies of health, medicine and the life sciences
- Biopolitics of global health security
- Global political economy of pharmaceutical research
- Doctor of philosophy (Dr.phil.) in Political Science, University of Vienna, 2016, with distinction. Dissertation: “The Biopolitics of Innovation: visions and values of research, regulation and experimentation in the making of regenerative stem cell medicine“ (Supervisor: Prof. Ulrike Felt, Dept. of Science & Technology Studies)
- Diploma degree (Mag. phil.) in Political Science, University of Vienna, 2008, with distinction.
- Graduate studies in Political Science and Philosophy, University of Vienna.
- ERASMUS exchange student at the Institute of Political Studies (IEP) de Lyon, France, 2005-2006. Diploma degree: Certificat d’Études Politiques (CEP).
- Research fellow, Austrian Institute for International Affairs, since 2016.
- Lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Vienna, since 2009.
- University Assistant (pre-doc) at the interdisciplinary research platform “Life-Science-Governance”, University of Vienna, 2009-2014.
- Researcher in the collaborative EU-FP7 project REMEDiE: “Regenerative medicine in Europe: Needs and challenges in a global context” (REMEDiE), 2008-2011.
- Visiting fellow, Center for Biomedicine and Society, King’s College London, 2009.
- Visiting fellow, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney, New South Wales, 2013.
Research projects at the oiip
Project leader / PI:
- The politics of innovation in Morocco and Jordan: Sociotechnical visions, national strategies, global discourses. (more)
- Transnational Lecture Series on the Internationalization of Science, Technology and Innovation (more)
Project team member / researcher:
- Technology transfers beyond Europe: political, institutional and social conditions for technology transfer in Egypt and Algeria (more)
- LINKS Linking climate change mitigation, energy security, and regional development: the performance of Austria’s Climate and Energy Model Regions (more)
- Solidarity in times of a pandemic: what do people do, and why? A longitudinal qualitative study (more)
- University of Vienna, Faculty of Social Sciences, since 2009 (Political Science, Sociology, Science-Technology-Society). For the full list of courses see the University Database U:FIND
- Austrian Association for Science and Technology Studies (STS Austria)
- Austrian Society for Political Science (OGPW)
- European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST)
- International Studies Association (ISA)
- Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S)
- Haddad, Christian & Benner, Maximilian (2021). “Situating innovation policy in Mediterranean Arab countries: A research agenda for context sensitivity”. In: Research Policy Vol 50 (7) (peer reviewed)
- Benner, Maximilian & Haddad, Christian (2020). “Innovation policy in North Africa: the need for critical approaches”. In: Wohlmut, Karl (Ed.), African Development Perspectives Yearbook, University of Bremen, p. 86-89
- Haddad, Christian & Binder, Clemens (2019): Governing through cybersecurity: national policy strategies, globalized (in-)security, and sociotechnical visions of the digital society. In: Austrian Journal of Sociology (OZS),Vol. 44 (Supplement 1), 115-134. (peer-reviewed)
- Paul, Katharina & Haddad, Christian (2019): Beyond evidence versus truthiness: toward a symmetrical approach to knowledge and ignorance in policy studies. In: Policy Sciences (peer-reviewed)
- Haddad, Christian (2019): Embodied values: Post-pharmaceutical health and the accumulation of surplus vitality in regenerative stem cell medicine. In: Sociologias Vol. 21 (50), p. 48-79. (peer-reviewed)
- Haddad, Christian (2019):"My body ≠ drug!" Artikulationen post-pharmazeutischer Gesundheit in der Biopolitik der Innovation im Feld der regenerativen Medizin. In: Marchart Oliver, Martinsen Renate (eds) Foucault und das Politische. Springer VS: Wiesbaden.
- Haddad, Christian (2016). "The politics of antibiotic resistance: imminent threat, global policy, and the challenge for STS." EASST Review forthcoming 2017, online first at: https://easst.net/article/the-politics-of-antibiotic-resistance-imminent-threat-global-policy-andthe-challenge-for-sts/
- Haddad, Christian (2015): Services in the Self: Embodied Labor and the Global Bioeconomy, In: Life Sciences, Society, Policy Vol 11 (9), 1-9. (peer reviewed)
- Paul, Katharina & Christian Haddad (2014): Marx meets meaning. A critical encounter of historical materialism and interpretive policy analysis. In: Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft Vol. 44 (1), 46-52. (peer reviewed)
- Haddad, Christian (2014): Poststructuralist Policy Analysis. In: Waldby, Catherine & Barbara Prainsack, Special Issue: Valediction for Herbert Gottweis, BioSocieties, Vol 9 (4), 457-480.
- Haddad, Christian, Herbert Gottweis & Haidan Chen (2013): “Unruly objects: novel innovation paths and regulatory challenges.” In: Webster, Andrew (Ed.): The Global Dynamics of Regenerative Medicine. A Social Science Critique. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Webster, Andrew, Christian Haddad & Catherine Waldby (2011): “Experimental heterogeneity and standardization: stem cell products and the clinical trials process.” In: BioSocieties Vol 6 (4), 401-419. (peer reviewed)
- Haddad, Christian (2010): Zwischen Labor und Gesellschaft. Zur Biopolitik klinischer Forschung am Menschen. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.