Dr. Danny Otto

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Dr. Danny Otto
Researcher

Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology
Helmholtz Centre
for Environmental Research − UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig

Tel.: 0341 - 235 1739
danny.otto@ufz.de

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Research Areas

  • Perception of technology (especially CCS)
  • Theory and methodology in trust research
  • Fabrication and dissemination of scientific knowledge
  • Empirical research methods
  • Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on sustainability transformations

    Current projects    

DigiMon - Digital Monitoring of CO2 Storage Projects (ACT-EU)

  • Trust building concerning carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects
  • Development of a framework for social embeddedness of technology

Trust in Technologies for a Zero Carbon Future (Royal Academy of Engineering)

  • Relation of trust and participation
  • Technical experts' perspectives on trust and participation

Scholarships and Awards

  • Peter A. Berger Award for excellent dissertations (awarded by the section "Social Inequality" of the German Sociological Association), October 2019
  • Travel grant of the International Sociological Association for the 14th ISA International Laboratory of Ph.D. students in sociology, April 2016
  • "Deutschlandstipendium", University of Rostock, October 2011-October 2012

Publications

Otto, Danny/Thoni, Terese/Wittstock, Felix/Beck, Silke (2021): Exploring Narratives on Negative Emissions Technologies in the Post-Paris Era. In: Frontiers in Climate, 3, 103.

Lehmann, Paul/de Brito, Mariana Madruga/Gawel, Erik/Groß, Matthias/Haase, Annegret/Lepenies, Robert/Otto, Danny/Schiller, Johannes/Strunz, Sebastian/Thrän, Daniela (2021): Making the COVID-19 Crisis a Real Opportunity for Environmental Sustainability. In: Sustainability Science, DOI: 10.1007/s11625-021-01003-z.

Lehmann, Paul/Beck, Silke/de Brito, Mariana Madruga/Gawel, Erik/Groß, Matthias/Haase, Annegret/Lepenies, Robert/Otto, Danny/Schiller, Johannes/Strunz, Sebastian/et al. (2021): Environmental Sustainability Post-COVID-19: Scrutinizing Popular Hypotheses from a Social Science Perspective. In: Sustainability, 13 (16), 8679.

Otto, Danny. 2020: STS goes Sociology!? Chancen und Risiken der wissenschaftssoziologischen Beforschung des eigenen Fachs. In: Wiedmann, Astrid et al. (Hrsg.): Wie Forschen mit den Science and Technology Studies. Bielefeld: Transcript, S.211-242.

Otto, Danny. 2019: Dem „Prekariat“ auf der Spur. Eine Deutungsmachtanalyse soziologischer Wissensgenerierung. Weinheim: Beltz/Juventa.

Otto, Danny. 2018: Zur Fabrikation soziologischen Wissens. Untersuchungen am Beispiel einer Deutung sozialer Ungleichheit. In: Keller, Reiner/Poferl, Angelika (Hrsg.): Wissenskulturen der Soziologie. Weinheim: Beltz/Juventa, S. 138-156.

Milewski, Nadja; Otto, Danny. 2017: The presence of a third person in face-to-face interviews with immigrant descendants: Patterns, determinants, and effects. In: Bolzman, Claudio; Bernardi, Laura; LeGoff, Jean-Marie (Hrsg.): Situating children of migrants across borders and origins. A methodological overview. Springer Netherlands. S. 91-114.

Milewski, Nadja; Otto, Danny. 2017: The importance of a religious funeral ceremony among Turkish migrants and their decendants in Germany. What role do socio-demographic characteristics play? In: Hunter, Alistair/Ammann, Eva Soon (Hrsg.): Final Journeys. Migrant End-of-life Care and Rituals in Europe. London/New York: Routledge, S. 68-84. [Reprint of Journal of Intercultural Studies 37(2)].

Otto, Danny. 2016: Die Akteur-Netzwerk-Theorie als zeitdiagnostische Metapher. In: Junge, Matthias (Hrsg.): Metaphern soziologischer Zeitdiagnosen. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, S.181-196.

Milewski, Nadja; Otto, Danny. 2016: The importance of a religious funeral ceremony among Turkish migrants and their decendants in Germany. What role do socio-demographic characteristics play? In: Journal of Intercultural Studies 37(2), S. 162-178.

Berger, Peter A.; Brumme, Robert; Cap, Clemens H.; Otto, Danny. 2014: Überwachung des digitalen Raums. Verhaltensänderung von Internetnutzern. In: Soziale Welt 65(1), S. 219-243.

Otto, Danny; Welskop, Nelly. 2014: Handlungspotentiale einer schallenden Metapher. Eine empirische Untersuchung der Metapher als Aktant. In: Junge, Matthias (Hrsg.): Methoden der Metaphernforschung und -analyse. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, S. 251-271.


Memberships

  • German Sociological Association (DGS)
  • European Sociological Association (ESA)
  • International Sociological Association (ISA)
  • Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)
  • Society for Science and Technology Studies (GWTF)

Presentations & Organized Workshops

Otto, Danny; Groß, Matthias. 2021: Beyond Leakage and Communication - Reconsidering Trust in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). ESA 2021 Barcelona. September 2021.

Otto, Danny; Haase, Annegret. 2021: "Quick Fixes or Fundamental Changes?" - The Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Empirical Research in the Social Sciences. DGS-ÖGS Soziologiekongress 2021. August 2021.

Otto, Danny; Groß, Matthias. 2021: “Unwanted but unavoidable” - Revisiting the Perception of CCS Technology in Germany. 5th ESA Energy and Society Conference. February 2021.

Otto, Danny. 2020: Trust in Technologies for a Zero Carbon Future. UK-Germany Energy Symposium, Royal Academy of Engineering. October 2020.

Otto, Danny; de Brito, Mariana Madruga. 2020: Following the COVID-19 Discourse - Using Text Mining to Analyse the Debate on Sustainability Transformations in Times of Crisis. ECPR General Conference 2020, August 2020.

Otto, Danny. 2020: Pushed, Opposed, Cancelled!?! The Fates of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Projects across Europe. EASST/4S 2020 Prague, Locating and Timing Matters. Significance and Agency of STS in Emerging Worlds. August 2020.

Otto, Danny. 2019: Ungleichheitssemantiken im Wandel. Eine soziologiegeschichtliche Betrachtung der Bedingungen und Dynamiken soziologischer Ungleichheitsbeschreibung. Tagung der DGS-Sektion „Soziale Ungleichheit und Sozialstrukturanalyse“, „Soziale Ungleichheit, Individualisierung, Lebenslauf“. Rostock, 24.-25. October 2019.

Otto, Danny. 2019: Dem “Prekariat“ auf der Spur. Eine Deutungsmachtanalyse soziologischer Wissensgenierung. Kolloquium des Deutschen Zentrums für Hochschul- und Wissenschaftsforschung (DZHW). Berlin, 08. January 2019.

Otto, Danny; Ho, Jing-Mao. 2018: „Parallels between techno scientific and social scientific knowledge production“. Session organized for RC 23 (Science and Technology Studies). 18th ISA World Congress of Sociology. Toronto, 14.-21. July 2018.

Otto, Danny. 2018: Varieties of Plausibility? Power of Interpretation and the „Post-Fact“ Era. 18th ISA World Congress of Sociology. Toronto, 14.-21. July 2018.

Mackenthun, Gesa; Otto, Danny; Jarosch, Sabine. 2016: Organization of the symposium: Hermeneutic conflict, cultural entanglement, and social inequality. Power of interpretation in intersectional perspective. University of Rostock, 22.-24. September 2016.

Otto, Danny. 2016: Post-Crisis Utopia. Future orientation and sociological imagination. 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology. Universität Wien, 10.-14. July 2016.

Otto, Danny. 2016: On the traces of the "Precariat". Power of Interpretation exemplified by an interpretation of social inequality. ISA 14th International Laboratory for Ph.D. Students in Sociology. "Power, Violence and Justice", Birmingham, 1.-8. April 2016.

Otto, Danny. 2015: Zur Fabrikation soziologischen Wissens. Untersuchungen am Beispiel einer Deutung sozialer Ungleichheit. Workshop "Soziologie der Wissenskulturen. Zur Spezifik soziologischer Wissensproduktion". Universität Augsburg, 19./20. March 2015

Otto, Danny. 2015: Die Akteur-Netzwerk-Theorie als zeitdiagnostische Metapher. Workshop „Die Metaphorik soziologischer Zeitdiagnose“. Universität Rostock, 20./21. February 2015

Otto, Danny; Milewski, Nadja. 2014: Religious attitudes among Turks in Germany. The importance of a funeral ritual. IMISCOE 11th Annual Conference. Universidad Pontificia Comillas Madrid, 27-29. August 2014

Otto, Danny; Milewski, Nadja. 2012: Der Einfluss transnationaler Partnerschaften auf die Religiosität türkischer Migranten in Deutschland. Workshop „Paardynamiken in Zeiten gesellschaftlicher Diversität“, Universität Rostock 29./30.November 2012