General Information

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  • Material politics of energy transitions and sustainability measures
  • STS and relational approaches like actor-network theory
  • Economic sociology
  • Digital methods
  • Waste, energy, and valuation studies
  • Ethnography and qualitative social science research methods


Programming and Software Skills:

  • Python: Data Science
  • R: Data Science
  • Gephi: Networks
  • MaxQDA (AND Markdown): Coding
  • Markdown: Memos via Obsidian

Education and Experience


  • 07/2021: Digital Methods Summer School 2021, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • This is the prestigious Summer School conducted by the Digital Methods Initiative in Amsterdam in collaboration with Density Design, Milan- The theme of the 2021 Summer School was “Fake everything: Social media’s struggles with inauthentic activities”.
    • Taking part as a research group manager (facilitator).
    • Group report published on the theme of greenwashing claims.
  • 2014-2019: PhD, Dr. phil (summa cum laude) in Sociology, Department of Social Sciences, Kassel University, Kassel, Germany
    • Publication from the thesis: “Hightech am Ende. Über das globale Recycling von Elektroschrott und die Entstehung neuer Werte” [Hightech at the end. On the global recycling of electronic waste and the creation of new values]
    • Supervisors: Prof Dr Jörn Lamla, Prof Dr Tanja Bogusz
  • 07/2013: German Academic Exchange Service, Summer School, RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany
    • German-Indo academic exchange
  • 07/2012: Semester abroad, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New-Delhi, India
    • Studies with the Centre for the Studies of Social Systems
    • Empirical research in India through the faculty
    • Internship with Chintan (Environmental NGO), New-Delhi
  • 2008-2011: Bachelor of Arts, Sociology (major) and Intercultural Business Communication (minor), Friedrich‐Schiller University Jena, Jena, Germany
  • 2007: A levels, Secondary school, Hamm (Westf.), Germany

Research Experience

  • 09/2022-Current: Postdoctoral Researcher, Collaborative Research Centre Virtual Living Realities, Ruhr-University Bochum, affiliated with the RUSTlab, Bochum, Germany
    • Employed in the project A02 that studies the infrastructuring of data centres and the planetary resources thus mobilized.
    • The study also goes global so South-East Asia, Hanoi in particular, which is where I will be based.
  • 03/2021-09/2022: Postdoctoral Researcher, Collaborative Research Centre Media of Cooperation, affiliated with the Chair of Sociology (especially Workplace Studies), Siegen University, Siegen, Germany
    • Employed in the project A04 that focuses on public sector workplace knowledges using the example of the German railway (Deutsche Bahn).
    • I studied the recent shift of the German railway towards a ‘climate-friendly’ organisation that is drawing heavily on digital innovations.
  • 06/2019-03/2021: Postdoctoral Researcher and Coordinator, Chair of Cultural Psychology and Anthropology of Knowledge, Faculty of Social Science, Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum, Germany
    • Coordinator of the Ruhr University Science and Technology lab (RUSTlab).
    • Teaching science and technology studies at Master level (graduate students)
  • 03/2019: Visiting Scholar, Department of Work, Organization and Technology (Management School)/Centre for Science Studies (Sociology), Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
  • 2013-2019: Pre-doc, research and teaching assistant, research group coordinator, Chair of Social Theory, Department of Social Science, Kassel University, Kassel, Germany
    • Teaching social theory as well as various special sociologies at Bachelor level (undergraduate students)
    • From 2016 until 2017: coordinator of an interdisciplinary research group that focuses on consumer protection research
  • 2009-2013: Student assistant and tutor, Institute for Sociology, Friedrich‐Schiller University Jena, Jena, Germany
    • Research support, data collection, editorial work
    • English language course tutoring

Industry Experience:

  • Since 2019: Freelance coding work: data analytics
  • 2009-2014: Freelance Work, Jena, Germany
    • Project work and team leader: marketing and advertising
    • Qualitatively and quantitatively designed marketing research
    • Pitching of projects, production of reports, presentation of reports.

Teaching Experience:

  • 6/2021-05/2022: Consulting postdoc in the mentoring program of the Collaborative Research Centre Media of Cooperation, Siegen University
  • 4/2020-09/2020: Enjoying theories (in English, M.A. Social Science), Ruhr-University Bochum
  • 10/2019-09/2020: Research seminar: Culture, technology, and energy in transformation (M.A. two semesters, Social Science), Ruhr-University Bochum
  • 4/2020-09/2020: Enjoying theories (in English, M.A. Social Science), Ruhr-University Bochum
  • 10/2019-04/2020: Enjoying theories (in English, M.A. Social Science), Ruhr-University Bochum
  • 04/2019-09/2019: Enjoying theories (in English, M.A. Social Science), Ruhr-University Bochum
  • 04/2019-09/2019: Global inequalities and ecology (B.A. Sociology), Kassel University
  • 04/2019-09/2019: Introduction to Science and Technological Studies (B.A. Social Science), Ruhr-University Bochum
  • 10/2018-03/2019: What does sustainability mean? (B.A. Sociology), Kassel University
  • 04/2018-09/2018: Social theory 101: Nature and culture (B.A. Sociology), Kassel University
  • 10/2017-03/2018: Controversial information technology. On Science, technology and the economics of evaluation (B.A. Sociology), Kassel University
  • 04/2017-09/2017: Participation in the B.A. research seminar “Mapping controversies“ (seminar leader: Jörn Lamla). Supervision of a group on the subject of “Electronic waste and new smartphone designs“, Kassel University
  • 04/2017-09/2017: Social theory 101: Objectivity and critique (B.A. Sociology), Kassel University
  • 10/2016-03/2017: Sociology of waste (B.A. Sociology), Kassel University
  • 04/2015-09/2015: About theories of democracy and the post-democracy hypothesis (B.A. Sociology), Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
  • 4/2015-09/2015: Social theory 101: Objectivity and critique (B.A. Sociology), Kassel University
  • 10/2014-03/2015: “A T-shirt for 2,50? Why even wash it?“ – Value and value creation in a global world (B.A. Sociology, Kassel), Kassel University
  • 2014-2019: Lecture: Consumption and socialization (part of an annual lecture series, Political Science), Kassel University
  • 4/2014-09/2014: Social theory 101: N. Luhmann and B. Latour (B.A. Sociology), Kassel University
  • 10/2013-03/2014: Collective consumption (B.A. Sociology, Kassel, with Jörn Lamla), Kassel University
  • 10/2013-03/2014: Introduction to scientific rigor (B.A. Sociology), Kassel University

Grants and Funding

  1. German Academic Exchange Service, Travel grant, European Sociological Association

    • Funding: German Academic Exchange Service
    • Grant Type: Travel grant
    • Event: European Sociological Association
    • Location: Prague, Czech Republic
    • Year: 2014
  2. Travel grant, Kassel University, “Ethnography and qualitative research conference”

    • Funding: Kassel University
    • Grant Type: Travel grant
    • Event: “Ethnography and qualitative research conference”
    • Location: Bergamo, Italy
    • Year: 2015
  3. DAAD, Travel grant, 4S/EASST conference “Science and technology by other means”

    • Funding: DAAD
    • Grant Type: Travel grant
    • Event: 4S/EASST conference “Science and technology by other means”
    • Location: Barcelona, Spain
    • Year: 2016
  4. Co-author of an interdisciplinary research project (Sociology, Law, Political Science) on the theme of “Internet of Things”

    • Funding institution: Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection program to promote innovation in consumer protection in law and business
    • Project Name: SenSi: “Smart Environment, Smart Information?” Smart Environment, Smart Information? Information und Auskunft über personenbezogene Datenverarbeitung im Internet der Dinge [Information and clarification about personal data processing in the Internet of Things]
    • Funding Amount: 73.314,72 EUR
    • Institution: Kassel University
    • Location: Kassel, Germany
    • Year: 2017

List of Publications

Editorials and Edited Volumes

In preparation:

  • Edited volume with the Early Career Forum of CRC 1567 (2024): Vocabulary of virtuality. A situated lexicon of Virtuality.
  • Edited volume with Mél Hogan and Edward Ongweso (2024): Predictions.
  • Edited volume with Karoline Krenn, Jonathan Kropf and Carsten Ochs: Varianten digitaler Bewertungen (Springer-VS 2024).
  • And a somewhat secret special issue.


  • Greeson, Emma, Stefan Laser, and Olli Pyyhtinen, eds. (2020): “Special Issue: Dis/assembling value. Lessons from waste valuation practices.” Valuation Studies 7(2): 151-166.
  • Schlitz, Nicolas, and Stefan Laser, eds. (2019): “Special Issue: Waste and globalized inequalities.” Austrian Journal of Development Studies 35(2-3): 171-177.
  • Kropf, Jonathan, and Stefan Laser, eds. (2018): Digitale Bewertungspraktiken. Für eine Bewertungssoziologie des Digitalen [Digital valuation practices. For a sociology of valuation of the digital]. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.


  • Groth, Karla, Stefan Laser, Isabelle Sarther, and Jennifer Schirrmacher (2022): Artenübergreifende Fürsorge? Die Corona-Pandemie und das Mensch-Tier-Verhältnis [Interspecies care? The Corona pandemic and the human-animal relation]. Human-Animal Studies. Bielefeld: transcript.
  • Laser, Stefan (2020) Hightech am Ende. Über das globale Recycling von Elektroschrott und die Entstehung neuer Werte [Hightech at the end. On the global recycling of electronic waste and the creation of new values]. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

  1. Wagenknecht, Susann/Kocksch, Laura/Laser, Stefan/Kuehnen, Ann-Kristin (2023): Valuing data—attaching online data to stakes, selves, and other data. Valuation Studies 8(2): accepted and in press.
  2. Laser, Stefan (2022): “Verausgabung auf „Strava“ und mit „Powermeter“: über technologisch vermittelte Selbstbewertung beim Radsport und eine energiesoziologische Perspektive” [Expenditure on “Strava” and with “Powermeter”: On technologically mediated self-evaluation in cycling and an energetic perspective in Sociology]. Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie 47(4): 319-332. (Open access)
  3. Laser, Stefan (2022): “Wert mit Abfall befragen. Eine soziomaterielle Perspektive auf die Erzeugung von Wert mit Einsichten aus ethnographischer Forschung zu Elektroschrott” [Enquiring value through waste. A sociomaterial perspective on the creation of value with insights from ethnographic research on electronic waste]. Zeitschrift für Soziologie 51(2): 1-18. (Open access)
  4. Laser, Stefan (2022): “Verschwendung handhaben. Über Energie, Ressourceneinsatz und infrastrukturelles Erfahrungswissen in der Recycling- und Schienenindustrie” [Handling excess. About energy, resource use and infrastructural experience in the recycling and rail industry]. In: Barth, Thomas/Jaeger-Erben, Melanie/Jochum, Georg/Lorenz, Stephan (Eds.): Nachhaltig(e) Werte schaffen? Arbeit und Technik in der sozial-ökologischen Transformation [Creating sustainable values? Labour and technology in the socio-ecological transformation]. Weinheim: Beltz/Juventa, 156-179.
  5. Laser, Stefan (2021): “Mit modularen Smartphones Müll vermeiden, und andere Missverständnisse. Über die Intervention in eine produktorientierte Bewegung und die methodologischen Früchte des Scheiterns” [Avoiding waste with modular smartphones, and other misunderstandings. On intervening in a product-oriented movement and the methodological fruits of failure]. In: Herberg, Jeremias/Stämmler, Johannes (Eds.), Wissenschaft im Strukturwandel [Science in Transformation]. München: Oekom, 337–358.
  6. Gertenbach, Lars, Jörn Lamla, and Stefan Laser (2021): ‘Eating Ourselves out of Industrial Excess? Degrowth, Multi-Species Conviviality and the Micro-Politics of Cultured Meat’. Anthropological Theory 21 (3): 386–408.
  7. Laser, Stefan/Sørensen, Estrid (2021): “Re‐imagining river restoration. Temporalities, landscapes and values of the Emscher set in a post‐mining environment.” Berliner Blätter 84(2): 65‐85. (Open access)
  8. Laser, Stefan/Alison Stowell (2020): “Thinking like Apple’s recycling robots: Towards the activation of responsibility in a postenvironmentalist world.” Ephemera 20(3): 163–194. (Open access)
  9. Laser, Stefan (2020): “Sorting, shredding and smelting scrap: The production of value by deformation at a high‐tech recycler of electronic waste.” Valuation Studies 7(2): 221‐255. (Open access)
  10. Greeson, Emma/Laser, Stefan/Pyyhtinen, Olli (2020): “Introduction: Dis/assembling value. Lessons from waste valuation practices.” Valuation Studies 7(2): 151‐166. (Open access)
  11. Schlitz, Nicolas/Laser, Stefan (2019): “Facing frictions: Waste and globalized inequalities.” Austrian Journal of Development Studies 35(2‐3): 5‐32. (Open access)
  12. Laser, Stefan (2018): “Elektroschrott und die Abwertung von Reparaturpraktiken: Eine soziologische Erkundung des Recyclings von Elektronikgeräten in Indien und Deutschland” [E-waste and the devaluation of repair practices: A sociological exploration of electronic equipment recycling in India and Germany]. In: Stefan Krebs, Gabriele Schabacher, Heike Weber (Eds.): Kulturen des Reparierens [Cultures of repairing], 85‐103. Transcript. (Open access)
  13. Lamla, Jörn/Laser, Stefan (2016): “Nachhaltiger Konsum im transnationalen Wertschöpfungskollektiv. Versammlungsdynamiken in der Politischen Ökonomie des Elektroschrotts” [Sustainable consumption in the transnational value chain collective. Assembly dynamics in the political economy of e‐waste]. Berliner Journal of Sociology 26(2): 249‐271.
  14. Laser, Stefan (2016): “A phone worth keeping for the next 6 billion? Exploring the creation of a modular smartphone made by Google.” In: Christiane Lewe, Tim Orthold, Nicolas Oxen (Eds.): Waste. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Leftover, 201‐226. Bielefeld: transcript.
  15. Laser, Stefan (2016): “Why is it so hard to engage with practices of the informal sector? Experimental insights from the Indian e‐waste‐collective.” Cultural Studies Review 22(1): 168‐195. (Open access)

Non-Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

  1. Sørensen, Estrid, and Stefan Laser (2023): “Towards Artful Sustainable Integration of IT Infrastructures: A Report from the Construction of a University Data Centre”. In: Jankowski, Patricia/Höfner, Anja/Hoffmann, Marja Lena/Rohde, Friederike/Rehak, Rainer/Graf, Johanna: Shaping Digital Transformation for a Sustainable Society: Contributions from Bits & Bäume, 87–90. Berlin: Technische Universität Berlin. (Open Access)
  2. Laser, Stefan/Pasek, Anne/Sørensen, Estrid/Hogan, Mél/Ojala, Mace/Fehrenbacher, Jens/Gregor Hepach, Maximilian/Çelik, Leman/Ravi Kumar, Koushik (2023): The environmental footprint of social media hosting: Tinkering with Mastodon. EASST Review Volume 41(3). Read online (Open Access)
  3. Laser, Stefan/Nicolas Schlitz (2021): “Abfall in und jenseits von Güterketten: Ungleichheiten und unterschätzte Materialien” [Waste in and Beyond Value Chains: Inequalities and Underestimated Materials]. In: Fischer, Karin/Reiner, Christian/Staritz, Cornelia (Eds.), Globale Warenketten und ungleiche Entwicklung: Arbeit, Kapital, Konsum, Natur [Global Value Chains and Uneven Development: Labour, Capital, Consumption, Nature], 284–288. Wien: Mandelbaum Verlag.
  4. Laser, Stefan/Alison Stowell (2020): “Apple’s recycling robot „Liam“ and the global recycling economy of e‐waste. What ‘The Guardian’ does, and what he misses out on.” In: Johansson, Nils/Ek, Richard (Eds.), Perspectives on waste from the social sciences and humanities: Opening the bin, 265–279. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars.
  5. Kropf, Jonathan/Laser, Stefan (2018): “Eine Bewertungssoziologie des Digitalen” [A sociology of valuation of the digital]. In: Kropf, Jonathan/Laser, Stefan (Eds.), Digitale Bewertungspraktiken. Für eine Bewertungssoziologie des Digitalen [Digital valuation practices. Towards a sociology of valuation of the digital], 1‐16. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
  6. Kropf, Jonathan/Laser, Stefan (2018): “Für eine reflexive Vergleichspraxis in der Bewertungssoziologie. Pinterest und WhatsApp als Beispiel” [Towards Reflexive Comparisons in the Sociology of Valuation]. In: Kropf, Jonathan/Laser, Stefan (Eds.), Digitale Bewertungspraktiken. Für eine Bewertungssoziologie des Digitalen [Digital valuation practices. Towards a sociology of valuation of the digital], 19‐40. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
  7. Laser, Stefan/Ochs, Carsten (2018): “Kontroversen bewertbar machen. Über die Methode des „Mapping of Controversies“” [Making controversies assessable. About the “Mapping of Controversies” approach]. In: Kropf, Jonathan/Laser, Stefan (Eds.), Digitale Bewertungspraktiken. Für eine Bewertungssoziologie des Digitalen [Digital valuation practices. Towards a sociology of valuation of the digital], 97‐125. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
  8. Lamla, Jörn/Laser, Stefan (2018): “Verbraucherschutz” [Consumer protection]. In: Backhaus‐Maul H., Kunze M., Nährlich S. (Eds.): Gesellschaftliche Verantwortung von Unternehmen in Deutschland [Social responsibility of companies in Germany], 285‐299. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
  9. Laser, Stefan/Lamla, Jörn (2015): “Demokratischer Experimentalismus in transnationalen Wertschöpfungskollektiven. Über einige Herausforderungen des ethischen Konsums und den Fall Elektroschrott” [Democratic experimentalism in transnational value collectives. On some challenges of ethical consumption and the case of e-waste]. In: Stephan Lessenich (Eds.): Routinen der Krise – Krise der Routinen. Verhandlungen des 37. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie in Trier 2014 [Routines of crisis – crisis of routines. Proceedings of the 37th Congress of the German Sociological Association in Trier 2014].

Reports and Reviews

  1. Ashall, Vanessa/Held, Tobias/Laser, Stefan/Mewes, Julie Sascia/Ojala, Mace/Schulte-Roemer, Nona/Smith, Robert/Tutton, Richard/Zambach, Sine (2022): Fieldnotes on FlyingLess Conferencing. EASST Review 41(2). Read online (Open Acces)
  2. Laser, Stefan (2023): Obsoleszenz statt Transformation im Schienenverkehr: Über die Rolle der Bahn in der ökologischen Verkehrswende, eine Grüne Welle auf der Schiene und Hoffnungen in eine Kupplungsrevolution. Siegen: Working Paper Series Collaborative Research Center 1187 Media of Cooperation. (Open Access)
  3. Laser, Stefan/Rienow, Andreas/Dedring, Torben (2021): “Ruhr Valley and Delhi. Megacity Air Pollution in Germany and India”, Disaster STS Network, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 10 December 2021. Read online (Open Acces)
  4. Laser, Stefan (facilitator)/Chen,Xinyue/Lompe, Maria/Ozkula, Suay Melisa/Sørensen, Estrid/Teigeler, Lena /Vespa, Mariangela/Zhao, Tianshi. (2021): Greenwashing, in_authenticity and protest: Following the dynamics and relations of an ambiguous term on Twitter and the Web, Designers: Matteo Bettini, Valentina Pallacci, Fabiola Papini, Marìa Paula Vargas Triana, Digital Methods Initiative Wiki. [Read online] (Open Acces)(
  5. Lippert, Ingmar, Julie S. Mewes, Paula Helm, Stefan Laser, Estrid Sørensen, and Laura Kocksch. 2021. “Stsing: Doing STS In, Through and Beyond the German Academic System.” SocArXiv. Read online. (Open Acces)
  6. Laser, Stefan (2021): Datensparsamkeit: Die Materialien von Zoom, Cloud und Co mitdenken [Data minimisation: Thinking with the materials of Zoom, Cloud and Co.], Artist Project “Hot Spot Society”. [Read online] (Open Acces)(
  7. Laser, Stefan (2021): Review‐Essay: Building bridges: About the reflection work and consequences of STS method practices in three current publications. Science and Technology Studies 34(2): 138–143. (Open Acces)
  8. Frisch, Thomas/Laser, Stefan/Matthäus, Sandra/Schendzielorz, Cornelia (2021): It’s worth the trouble. On valuation studies and climate change. economic sociology_the european electronic newsletter 22(1): 10‐14. (Open Acces). Frisch, Thomas/Laser, Stefan/Matthäus, Sandra/Schendzielorz, Cornelia (2021): It’s worth the trouble. On valuation studies and climate change. economic sociology_the european electronic newsletter 22(1): 10‐14. (Open Acces)
  9. Laser, Stefan: Who carries the weight of digital technologies? What is its weight anyway? Review‐Essay of “Reassembling Rubbish: Worlding Electronic Waste”, by Josh Lepawsky (MIT Press), Austrian Journal of Development Studies 35(2‐3): 217‐227.
  10. Laser, Stefan/Eitel, Kathrin/Schlitz, Nicolas: Discard Studies: Doing Science Differently, Interview with Max Liboiron, Austrian Journal of Development Studies 35(2‐3): 167‐196. Open access.
  11. Bogusz, Tanja/Büchner, Stefanie/Dányi, Endre/Klein, Anja/Laser, Stefan/Schlünder, Martina/Sørensen, Estrid. Workshop report: #stsing – but how? An open workshop on possible organization forms of STS‐in‐Germany. (Open Acces)
  12. Hanika, Tom/Kibanov, Mark/Kropf, Jonathan/Laser, Stefan (2018): ‘Ich denke, es ist wichtig zu verstehen, warum die Netzwerkanalyse jetzt populär und besonders interessant für die Forschung geworden ist.’ Im Gespräch mit einem Mathematiker und einem Informatiker [‘I think it is important to understand why network analysis has become popular and particularly interesting for research now.’ In conversation with a mathematician and a computer scientist]. In: Kropf, Jonathan/Laser, Stefan (Eds.), Digitale Bewertungspraktiken. Für eine Bewertungssoziologie des Digitalen. [Digital valuation practices. Towards a sociology of valuation of the digital] Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 165‐188.

List of 20 Selected Presentations

  1. Laser, Stefan: “Rescaling the Planet Through Chips”, paper presented at the Taiwan Science and Technology Studies Annual Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, 02.09.2023.
  2. Laser, Stefan/Schönbauer, Sarah: “Waste in Circulation”, panel organized, Aachen,, 15.03.2023.
  3. Bogusz, Tanja/Laser, Stefan: “Circulating Experimental Knowledge: On Co-laborative stsing in the Anthropocene”, panel organized, Aachen,, 17.03.2023.
  4. Çelik, Leman/Laser, Stefan/Sørensen, Estrid: “Across the Layers: Scientific Knowledge Production, Planetary Resources, and Data Centres”, lecture series, Ruhr-University Bochum, winter 2022/23.
  5. Kropf, Jonathan/Laser, Stefan/Ochs, Carsten: “Shaping platforms and reflecting value conflicts in socio-digital valuation infrastructures”, workshop organized, Kassel, 19./20.05.2022
  6. Laser, Stefan: “Climate on and off the railways. The railway in the ecological transformation”, paper presented during the workshop “Organisation and Valuation of Sustainability”, Hamburg, 5.11.2021
  7. Mewes, Julie Sascia/Kocksch, Laura/Sorensen, Estrid/Carmona, Susana C/Laser, Stefan/Galanova, Olga/Asai, Ryoko/Delgado, Abigail Nieves: Coding the RUSTlab. Discussing, writing and living an STS lab, Conference: 4S Annual Meeting 2021, Toronto, October 2021.
  8. Laser, Stefan: “Waste: On the question of value”, paper presented during the workshop “The ecological question”, organized by the section of Social Theory of the German Society of Sociology, Frankfurt am Main, 05.06.2020
  9. Laser, Stefan: “Cycling on and through digital platforms, or: What happens when data centres shape the mobility of athletes?“, paper presented, 5th Energy and Society conference, Trento, 11.02.2021.
  10. Kocksch, Laura/Laser, Stefan/Pittroff, Fabian/Roschka, Jakob/Sørensen, Estrid: “Inquiring the digital interstice through a data sprint: Ethnographic research where front and back end meet“, workshop organized, conference “New Materialist Informatics“, Kassel, 22.03.2021.
  11. Laser, Stefan: “Charging the bin: Bringing energy in“, paper presented, conference “Re‐Opening the Bin“, Gothenburg, Sweden, 11.06.2021.
  12. Kocksch, Laura/Laser, Stefan/Sørensen, Estrid: “Decentring datacentres: their politics, energy, waste and epistemics“, panel organized during the EASST/4S conference: Locating and Timing Matters, Prague, Czech Republic, 19.08.2020.
  13. Laser, Stefan: “Restoring a broken landscape? A ‘pioneering model’ from the Ruhr Valley, a former coal mining hub“, paper presented during the EASST/4S conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 20.08.2020.
  14. Laser, Stefan: “On high‐tech recycling. Some lessons from a global ethnography of electronic waste“, paper presented at the Centre for Science Studies, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK, 27.03.2019.
  15. Laser, Stefan: “Waste and globalized inequalities. The case of e‐waste“, paper presented at the Sustainability Research Network, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK, 26.03.2019.
  16. Laser, Stefan: “Modular smartphones. Assessing a recent hype“, paper presented, EASST conference, Lancaster, UK, 27.07.2018.
  17. Laser, Stefan/Stowell, Alison: “Apple’s recycling robot “Liam” and the global recycling economy of e‐waste“, with Alison Stowell, paper presented, conference “Opening the Bin“, Helsingborg, Lund, Sweden, 29.04.2017.
  18. Laser, Stefan: “Processing electronic waste, re‐evaluating limits. Ethnographic insights from a high‐tech recycling company“, paper presented during the 4S/EASST conference “Science and technology by other means“, Barcelona, Spain, 01.09.2016.
  19. Laser, Stefan: “Evaluating electronic waste on a daily basis. Ethnographic insights from a large‐scale waste recycler and processor“, paper presented, conference “Ethnography and qualitative research“, Bergamo, 09.06.2016.
  20. Laser, Stefan: “Who Benefits from Sustainability? Analysing the Indian Politics of Electronic Waste in a Transnational Setting“, paper presented, ASNEL/GNEL and GASt conference “Postcolonial Justice“, Potsdam and Berlin, 30.05.2014.