Ingmar Lippert
Ingmar Lippert

Ingmar Lippert


My research works across sociologies of the environment and (un)sustainability, science and knowledge as well as technology. I focus on data practices, numbers/enumeration and qualculative politics – in and between situated micro practices and macro effects – using environmental management and governance as the key empirical field.

As associate professor at IT University of Copenhagen's Technologies in Practice Research Group, I co-lead the project Socio-cultural Carbon and focus on energy governance and autochthonous environmental knowledges. As a senior visiting research fellow of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin's "Bureau for troubles", I engage with the infrastructure of environmental reporting within the European Union.

2014-2018, I have been Assistant Professor at IT University of Copenhagen in the field of Social Studies of Innovation and Organisation in Digital Societies in the Technologies in Practice Research Group. My teaching focused on postgraduate teaching on digital accountability, management and governance as well as on an introductory course on society-technology relations. This work was shaped in collaborations with ITU's Experimental Techno-Humanities and Organizational Services lab (ETHOS) and its Pervasive Interaction Technology Laboratory (PiT).

2012-13 I was Lecturer at Tembusu College/National University of Singapore: teaching future "change makers" about the contradictory realities of climate change and green capitalism. In parallel, I was member of the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Cluster on Science, Technology and Society.

In 2012, I completed my PhD "Enacting Environments: An Ethnography of the Digitalisation and Naturalisation of Emissions" supervised by Christoph Lau (Augsburg University) and Lucy Suchman (Lancaster University).

Research Interests

  • Science and Technology Studies (STS)
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Performativity of Economics
  • Actor Network Theory and After
  • Data Practices
  • Accountability
  • Environmental Management
  • Ontology
  • Workplace Studies