Theo Röhle

web_roehle_portrait2I am a post-doc researcher at the Graduate Programme “Automatisms”, University of Paderborn, Germany. In my PhD thesis, I developed a combination of Foucauldian concepts of power and Actor-Network-Theory in order to arrive at a relational perspective on the power of search engines. The resulting analytical tools are used in an exemplary study of Google, which includes mapping the topology of network relations and tracing stabilisations of the actants’ ascribed roles and functions. I received my M.A. in Communication Studies from Stockholm University, where I also studied Cultural Studies and History of Ideas. My blog can be found at