Lianara Patricia DREYER - Tokyo College
Visiting Scholar

Lianara Patricia DREYER

Affiliation Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg
Research interests Labor – Technology – Organization
Period of stay 1 February 2024 – 31 May 2024 Website Email

01 Description of Research

As a sociologist, my focus is on labor, technology, and organization. My research investigates the interactions, scope, and consequences of digitalization processes, particularly in relation to the transformation of work and organizations. It is important to note that digital technologies are not static objects, but rather are developed within a social context and shaped by society. In addition, the integration of digital technologies into working practice and the differences in their appropriation must be examined in the particular context of use.

According to my research field, my research at the Tokyo College focuses on the integration of digital technologies into work practices and the analysis of differences in their appropriation. In order to achieve this, I am using ethnographic methods to analyze the modes of use in terms of the theory of practice.

In terms of sociology of work, I am working on my dissertation at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), which examines the impact of digitalization on the craft sector. Specifically, I am examining changes in working practices within craft enterprises and how the introduction of digital technologies is affecting both work and employees. To conduct this research, I am utilizing a qualitative approach that combines case studies of craft enterprises with expert interviews.

02 Short Biography

2023-  Research associate at the Social Science Center Berlin (WZB)
2022-  PhD student at the doctoral college ‘Good Work in a Transformative World’ at the Social Science Center Berlin (WZB) and doctoral scholarship of the Hans Böckler Foundation
2022 MA in Sociology, RWTH Aachen University
2019 BA in Social Science, University of Cologne

03 Publications and Other Research Activities

Dreyer et al. (2024): Splitter einer Zwischenevaluation, Soziologische Revue, 47(19): 1-20.

Dreyer, Lianara (2023): Handwerk sucht Nachwuchs – Wie Social Media Betrieben aus der Klemme helfen könnten, Social Science Center Berlin, WZB-Mitteilungen, No. 3/2023.

Dreyer, Lianara (2023): Covid 19-strategies of consulting companies, Masterthesis, RWTH Aachen University, RWTH Publications: Aachen.

Invitations and conferences (newest)

12/2023: Change in the skilled craft sector – Education and training in times of digitalization, Potsdamer Chamber of Skilled Crafts, Plenary meeting of the Chamber of Skilled Crafts, December 11 in Götz, Germany.

11/2023: Digitalization in the craft sector in Germany – first results, Institute of Economic Social Research (WSI), Presentation Doctoral Workshop at the WSI conference, November 15-17 in Berlin.

09/2023: Education and digitalization-related training in the skilled trades, Brandenburg Alliance for Good Work (BBGA) at the Brandenburg State Ministry, Annual meeting, September 15 in Potsdam, Germany.