ALEXANDER I. STINGL is an empirical philosopher and sociologist of cognitive cultures and organizations. His current research concerns the cognitive cultures of digitalization and the Bioeconomy, studying the modes of belonging and participation these cultures produce.
Alex is part of the Global Legal Studies Network located at the Fondation Maison de sciences de l’homme (FMSH), Paris. He has been an Independent Scholar at the FMSH (2018-19), a Chercheur Associé at the Collège d’études mondiales, Paris (2017), an Associate Lecturer at Leuphana University Lüneburg (2011-19), Research Faculty at Drexel University, Philadelphia (2013-15), Visiting Fellow at the University of Kassel (2012-15), and Visiting Fellow at Viadrina European University, Frankfurt (2012-15). He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg (2008). A lifetime ago, he spent many years as a bartender and taught courses on cocktail bartending.
Alex is the managing editor of the book series, Decolonial Options for the Social Sciences. His books include Digital Coloniality of Power (Lexington, 2016), Between Discursivity and Sensus Communis (OPUS University of Erlangen-Nürnberg Press, 2010), and Care, Power, Information (Routledge, forthcoming). His articles and book chapters include “Digital FairGround” (Current Perspectives in Social Theory, vol. 32) and “Braining Your Life / Living Your Brain: Cyborg Gaze and Medical Images” (Neuroscience and Media, Routledge, 2015). He recently edited two special issues of the Bulletin of Science, Technology, and Society, and is co-curating, with artist/philosopher Petra Maitz, an exhibition on “Bioart and Bioeconomy.”