Benjamin Lipp

Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow


Benjamin Lipp is a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell where he is hosted by Professor Stephen Hilgartner. He is co-affiliated with the University of Hamburg. Benjamin’s work investigates the politics and use of neuro-technology in chronic pain management. He focuses on dimensions of vulnerability at the body-technology interface. He received his PhD in Science and Technology Studies from the Technical University of Munich in 2019. He graduated from the University of Munich in 2013 with a degree in sociology, economics, and criminology.

Research Focus

  • Social study of neuroscience and technology
  • Digital technology and later life
  • Governmentality studies
  • Innovation studies


Lipp, B. (forthcoming): Caring for Robots. How Care Comes to Matter in Human-Machine Interfacing. In Social Studies of Science

Maibaum, A.; Bischof, A.; Hergesell, J.; Lipp, B. (2021): A Critique of Robotics in Health Care. In AI & Society.

Lipp, B. (2019): Interfacing RobotCare. On the Techno-Politics of Innovation. Doctoral thesis. Technical University of Munich.