Fabienne Seifert, M.A.

University of Siegen
Faculty III
BMBF junior research group KONTIKAT
Campus Unteres Schloss
Kohlbettstr. 17
Room US-G 009
57072 Siegen, Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 271/ 740 – 4414

E-mail: Fabienne.Seifert@uni-siegen.de

Office hours: On appointment



  • Research Assistant in the BMBF junior research group KONTIKAT at the Faculty III, University of Siegen (since January 2019)
  • Study of sociology at the University of Bielefeld (Master´s degree, 2018)
  • Internships, among others at the Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony, the Central Police Department of Lower Saxony and the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
  • Study of sociology abroad at the University of Vienna (October 2017 to January 2018)
  • Study of social sciences at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (Bachelor degree, 2016: passed with distinction)
  • Leadership of tutorials on methodology at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg: data collection and analysis methods of qualitative social research, their application in research and quality criteria of qualitative-reconstructive social research

Research interests

  • Qualitative Methods of Reconstructive Social Research
  • Biographical Research
  • Organizational Sociology
  • Sociological Network Analysis

Research in the context of KONTIKAT

Research often examines the perspective of those who are affected by a crisis. In the BMBF Junior Research Group “KONTIKAT” we investigate this research focus with the emergency stockage study in order to understand how well the population of Siegen is prepared for crisis situations and which food and objects that can be helpful in a crisis are stocked. In order to focus on actors in crisis situations, my dissertation deals with the perspective of fire fighters. In a first investigation phase I conducted interviews and observations. They will be analyzed with the help of qualitative methods of social research. My thesis empirically carries out the attainment of routines in various crisis situations, which in my opinion leads to a professionalism of emergency forces.



  • Marén Schorch, Fabienne Seifert, Hussain Abid Syed, Christoph Kotthaus, Volkmar Pipek (2020) Doing CSCW Research in Small and Medium Enterprises: Experiences, Options and Challenges, Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work: The International Venue on Practice-centered Computing on the Design of Cooperation Technologies , Workshop Papers, Reports of the European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies , doi:10.18420/ecscw2020_ws02
  • Marc-André Kaufhold, Arne Schmidt, Fabienne Seifert, Thea Riebe, Christian Reuter (2019) SentiNet: Twitter-basierter Ansatz zur kombinierten Netzwerk- und Stimmungsanalyse in Katastrophenlagen, Mensch und Computer 2019 – Workshopband, S. 297-308, Hamburg, Germany: Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V., pdf, doi:10.18420/muc2019-ws-133-04
  • Sascha Skudelny, Fabienne Seifert, Amanda Langer (2019): Digitalisierung ziviler Sicherheit: Utopie oder Dystopie, Jahrestreffen des Graduierten-Netzwerks für Zivile Sicherheit, Konferenz des Fachdialogs Sicherheitsforschung (SiFo 2019), Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), Berlin (26.06.2019)


Organization of workshops and conferences

  • Workshop „Doing CSCW Research in Small and Medium Enterprises. Experiences, Options and Challenges“ (mit Dr. Marén Schorch, Hussain A. Syed, Christoph Kotthaus und Volkmar Pipek), ECSCW 2020 (European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work), 13. Juni 2020, Universität Siegen, virtually
  • Sascha Skudelny, Fabienne Seifert, Amanda Langer (2019): Destabilisiert die Digitalisierung die zivile Sicherheit?, Debattenworkshop auf dem Jahrestreffen des Graduierten-Netzwerks für Zivile Sicherheit. Konferenz des Fachdialogs Sicherheitsforschung (SiFo 2019), Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), Berlin (26.06.2019)

Presentations at conferences

  • Fabienne Seifert (2019): Turning a Blind Eye to Risk and Resilience: Images of Crisis, Transformation and Emergency Preparedness“ (mit Dr. Marén Schorch) in der Session „Risk, Governance and Emergency Preparedness“, Research Networks 22 – Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty auf der ESA 2019 (Conference der European Sociological Association), Manchester, UK
  • Fabienne Seifert (2020): Dissertationsvorhaben, Forschungsthema und Herausforderungen im Forschungsfeld auf der Sommerakademie „Zivile Sicherheit im Digitalzeitalter“ des Fachdialogs Sicherheitsforschung (SiFo 2020), virtually (29.07.2020)
  • Fabienne Seifert (2020): Poster zum Dissertationsvorhaben bei der digitalen Posterausstellung des 40. Kongresses der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie, virtually, 2020
  • Fabienne Seifert (2020): Situational Awareness, Vulnerability, Images of Risk: Insights and Reflections on the impact of my research on me, in dem “Webinar four: Turning inwards when studying other people’s lives: the effects of biographical research on researchers (PhD students’ session)”, Research Networks 03 – Biographical Perspectives on European Societies, auf dem mid-term interactive online event “Biographical work in a time of social distancing: interview(s), analysis, interpretation” der ESA (Conference der European Sociological Association), virtually (25.09.2020)