Simon Teune

Dr. Simon Teune

Research Associate

Simon Teune (Dr.phil., FU Berlin) is a political sociologist with a research focus on the study of social movements and protests. He has been researching the cultural embedding of protest movements using both qualitative and quantitative methods. Teune is particularly interested in the visual representation as well as in the media coverage of protest. He is also part of the institute for social movement studies, a self-organized research institute, specialized in collaborative ad-hoc research on current protests, and a hub for 180 social movement scholars.

  • 2015 - 2020 Co-head of the research area "Social Movements, Technology, Conflicts", Centre for Technology and Society at TU Berlin
  • 2014 - 2015 scientific and administrative coordinator of the initiative for an Institute for Social Movement Studies
  • 2014 Postdoc fellow at the research area "Social Movements, Technology, Conflicts", Centre for Technology and Society at TU Berlin
  • 2013 Freelance research associate at the University of Siegen, chair of media history and visual culture
  • 2013 Doctorate (Dr.phil.) at Freie Universität Berlin (dissertation: Corridors of Action. Protest Rationalities and the Channeling of Anti-Summit Repertoires, supervisor: Dieter Rucht)
  • 2009-2013 PhD fellow at the Berlin Social Science Center (Hans Böckler Stiftung doctoral grant)
  • 2008 Parental leave
  • 2005 - 2007 Research associate at the research group Civil Society, Citizenship and Political Mobilization, Berlin Social Science Center
  • 2004 Diploma in sociology at Freie Universität Berlin
  • 1997 - 2004 Diploma studies at Philipps-University Marburg and Freie Universität Berlin, major: sociology, minor: Philosophy and Psychology
  • social movements
  • protest
  • civil society
  • public sphere

Publications prior to joining the IASS

  • Teune, Simon (2019): Vom Button zum Bravo-Poster. Das Bekenntnis zur Anti-Atombewegung als visuelle Medienpraxis. In: Bekenntnisse : Formen und Formeln, herausgegeben von Christine Bischoff, Carsten Juwig, und Lena Sommer, S. 214-30. Berlin: Reimer.
  • Teune, Simon (2019):.Zwischen Ereignis und Erinnerung. Zur fotografischen Produktion der Anti- Atomkraftbewegung. Fotogeschichte, Nr. 154: 5-14.
  • Daphi, Priska, Nicole Deitelhoff, Dieter Rucht und Simon Teune (2017). Protest in Bewegung. Zum Wandel von Bedingungen, Formen und Effekten politischem Protest. Leviathan Sonderband 33. Baden-Baden: Nomos.
  • Mattoni, Alice und Simon Teune (2014): Visions of Protests. A Media-Historic Perspective on Images in Social Movements. Sociological Compass 8 (6), S. 876-887.
  • Doerr, Nicole, Alice Mattoni und Simon Teune (Hrsg.) (2013): Advances in the Visual Analysis of Social Movements (Research in Social Movements, Conflict and Change, vol. 35). Bingley: Emerald.
  • Teune, Simon (Hg.) (2010): The Transnational Condition. Protest in an Entangled Europe, Oxford und New York: Berghahn Books.
  • Rucht, Dieter und Simon Teune (Hrsg.) (2008): Nur Clowns und Chaoten? Die G8-Proteste in Heiligendamm im Spiegel der Massenmedien, Frankfurt und New York: Campus.
  • Haug, Christoph und Simon Teune (2008): Identifying Deliberation in Social Movement Assemblies: Challenges of Comparative Participant Observation, Journal of Public Deliberation 4 (1), Article 8.
  • Teune, Simon (2007): Humour as a Guerrilla Tactic. The West German Student Movement's Mockery of the Establishment. In: Humour and Social Protest, herausgegeben von Marjolein t'Hart und Dennis Bos. Supplement International Review of Social History 14, S. 115-132.
  • Board member, Institute for Social Movement Studies
  • Foundation board, Bewegungsstiftung
  • Advisory board, Institute for Democracy and Civil Society, Jena
  • Advisory board, Scientists for Future
  • Book Series Civil Society and Democracy