Dr Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda
Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda is a postdoc researcher adn team leader for Data Linking & Data Security at GESIS and also heads the GESIS Secure Data Center. She received her Magistra Artium in cultural anthropology, computer science and history from Johann Wolfgang Goethe - University Frankfurt am Main in 2004 with a thesis on “Playing and programming computer games: Spiel als kulturelle Praxis”. From 2005 she had a PhD studentship in the EPSRC-funded interdisciplinary research and development project NEMO (Networked Embedded Models of Physical Work Activity) at Lancaster University in the UK, where she completed her PhD in 2009 with a thesis on ubiquitous computing in industrial workplaces and design intervention in the early stages of technology development. From 2008 to 2009 she was a Postdoc Research Associate in the Department of Management Science at Lancaster University Management School, working on organizational memory. She currently teaches Social Science Methodology in Web Science Research at the Institue for Web Science and Technologies at Koblenz University where she is an adjunct lecturer. Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda heads the Secure Data Center at GESIS which provides researchers with access to data requiring special protection. Her research interests are the epistemology of big data & social media research; research ethics; empirical secure software engineering; privacy, data protection & security; and the internet of things.