Marlen van den Ecker, B. A., is a graduate research assistant at the project “Intellectual Property: Social Embeddedness and Functional Equivalents”, which examines to which extent there is a need to reorganise the ownership of the public goods knowledge and information in a post-industrial economy.
She is also working as an editor, translator, as well as a social media manager for the journal Berliner Journal für Soziologie. MA in Social Theory (Gesellschaftstheorie) at FSU Jena. BA Media and Communication Studies, Economics, and Philosophy at University of Mannheim.
Theoretical focus: Critical theory, philosophy of technology and public sphere(s) on the internet
Dissertation project (from May 2021): Exploitation, Valuation, and Justification: A Sociology of Intellectual Property.