Paul is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies and joined Processing Citizenship in May 2022.
Paul’s research interests revolve around the contestations and controversies around techno-scientific innovation, the development and maintenance of digital infrastructures, and the transformations of border and migration regimes.
Paul has been a PhD student at the Department of Science and Technology Studies, University of Vienna. During his PhD research, he was previously a doctoral fellow of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. His dissertation explores how the construction and maintenance of digital infrastructures are entangled with collective imaginations and promises of future borders and border (in)security. From October 2021 to March 2022, Paul was holding a Marietta-Blau scholarship of Austria’s Agency of Education and Internationalisation and stayed with Processing Citizenship as a visiting scholar at the Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies, University of Bologna.
Paul is member of the STS-MIGTEC network and associated researcher with the research platform Mobile Cultures and Societies (University of Vienna). Paul holds bachelor degrees in Philosophy (University of Vienna) and Socioeconomics (Vienna University of Business and Economics). He completed his master degree in Political Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
You can access his publications on ResearchGate or follow his work on Twitter @paul_trautt.