Aal, Tanja, M.A.

A05 Researcher

Tanja Aal received her B.A. in Sociology from the Technical University of Berlin in 2015. She went on to complete her M.A. in Media and Society, focusing on Social Sciences and Social Informatics, at the University of Siegen in 2018. As a research assistant she supported the projects come_In (intercultural computer-based learning), My-AHA (my active and healthy ageing) and LionAlert (human-animal conflict) at the Chair of Information Systems and New Media of Prof. Dr. Volker Wulf during her M.A. in Qualitative Social Research. During this time she conducted ethnographic fieldwork in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco (come_In) and the Okavango Delta, Botswana (LionAlert).  

From 2017 to 2019, she also took on the role of Academic Advisor for the Business Informatics and Human-Computer Interaction degree programmes, with the main areas of activity being: Student advising, teaching organisation and coordination, application management, internationalisation and re-accreditation (HCI).  

From 2018 to 2020, Tanja Aal worked as a research assistant and PhD student at the Chair of Information Systems and New Media in the junior research group KontiKat. Since 2021 she supports Prof. Dr. Claudia Müller in the subproject A05 of the SFB 1187 at the Chair of Information Systems, especially IT for the Ageing Society. Her dissertation is about the (digital) inclusion of vulnerable and marginalised groups (human and non-human actors) using the Design Justice Framework.

  • Community based research in sensitive settings
  • Vulnerability and marginalization
  • Digital participation and inclusion
  • e(Mental)Health