Speaking of citizen science. A linguistic ethnographic study of the interaction between science, politics and education

Start - End 
2020 - 2026 (ongoing)



Citizens have never been more involved in matters of scientific research as today and citizen science, where citizens are not viewed as mere objects of study, is booming business. This way of scientific research can take on many forms, where citizens organize and receive education or gather and report data (Strasser, 2019). This calls for a more in-depth analysis of what the nature of the collaboration actually is between an educational agency, the government, a philanthropic organization, a civil movement, and, of course, citizens and how these actors define science and scientific methods. The case for this research will be a large-scale project in Brussels organized by a philanthropic organization together with a government department, together leading a consortium of organizations devoted to science and education.



Phd Student(s)


Felicitas Macgilchrist

Maarten Van Dyck


Ulrike Vogl