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Dr. Judith Kohlenberger

Dr. Judith Kohlenberger is a post-doctoral researcher with a degree in English and American studies from the University of Vienna, and is currently affiliated with the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital and the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU).


She has a multi-disciplinary background in cultural studies, with a focus on science and technology studies (STS) and politics of representation, and has worked extensively on legitimation discourses of science in popular cultural contexts.


Her monograph The New Formula for Cool: Science, Technology, and the Popular in the American Imagination (transcript 2015) examines how “cool”, a key aesthetic and affective category in American(ized) culture, informs contem-porary representations of technoscience in fiction and film.