Professor Ralph Schroeder

Ralph Schroeder has interests  in virtual environments, social aspects of e-Science, sociology of science and tech, and has written extensively about virtual reality technology. His current research is related to digital media and right-wing populism.  Ralph Schroeder was formerly Professor in the School of Technology Management and Economics at Chalmers University in Gothenburg (Sweden). He completed his PhD about Max Weber at the LSE in 1988. His publications include Rethinking Science, Technology and Social Change (Stanford University Press, 2007) and Being There Together: Social Interaction in Virtual Environments (Oxford University Press, 2010). He is also the author of ‘An Age of Limits: Social Theory for the 21st Century’ (Palgrave Macmillan 2013) and, with Eric T. Meyer, of ‘Knowledge Machines: Digital Transformations of the Sciences and Humanities’ (MIT Press 2015).

His most recent book is ‘Social Theory after the Internet‘ and he is also working on big data in the social sciences.

 

Research interests

Virtual environments, big data, digital media, right-wing populism, sociology of science and technology