Benjamin Steininger

Benjamin Steininger is a cultural theorist and historian of science and technology who lives in Vienna. He works as a guest researcher for the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. In his PhD dissertation, he analyzed the history and theory of catalysis in the twentieth century. From 2012 to 2016, Steininger headed a collaborative research project on the history of the Austrian oil industry. Together with Bernd Hopfengärtner and Alexander Klose, he has been developing the speculative research project “Beauty of Oil.”


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