Dr. Christian Haddad
Senior Research Fellow

Christian Haddad is a researcher at the Austrian Institute for International Affairs (oiip) 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.

Trained in political science and philosophy, Haddad’s overarching focus is at the intersection of critical policy studies and science & technology studies (STS) with a strong interest in social and political theory.

His research interests include:

  • Social studies of science, technology and innovation (esp. sociotechnical visions and global discourses of innovation in Europe, the US, and the MENA region)
  • Critical studies of innovation, security and the state (esp. global health security, digital safety and security)
  • Governmentality studies, state theory and policy analysis
  • Politics of regulation (esp. pharmaceuticals and biomedical research and product regulation)
  • Political economy of science and innovation (esp. bioeconomy of the life sciences)
  • Political theories of the contemporary (esp. materialist and poststructuralist theories)