Prof. Dr. Beate Ochsner

Professor of Media Studies

Since 2008, Beate Ochsner has been conducting research in the field of media studies with a focus on the Interconnections between Media/Critical Data Studies and Dis/Ability Studies, Media and Participation, Gaming (Dis/abled Gaming, Serious Gaming), Practices and Infrastructures of Hearing/Listening.

Since 2021, she has been deputy director of the Centre for Human | Data | Society.

She is member of the research project Transforming Infrastructure - Cultural Perspectives.

From 2015-2022, she was spokesperson for the DFG research group "Media and Participation" (


Identifier/ORCID: 0000-0002-6041-9968

Recent publication:
Beate Ochsner, Michael Schillmeier & Robert Stock: Techniques of hearing. History, Theory, and Practices. Routledge 2022 (

Forthcoming publication:
Beate Ochsner & Markus Spöhrer (eds.): Disability and Video Games. Enabling and Disabling Modes of Digital Gaming. Palgrave MacMillan.

Summer term 2022

Winter term 2021/22

Summer term 2021

Winter term 2020/21

Summer term 2020

Winter term 2019/20

Summer term 2019

Winter term 2018/19

Summer term 2018 / Winter term 2017/18

Research sabbaticals

Winter term 2007/08 to summer term 2017