Katja Mayer was trained as sociologist and works at the intersection of sciencetechnology-society. She studies the interactions of social scientific method and its publics. In her academic research she is currently investigating practices in Computational Social Science and Big Data. As an active member of Open Knowledge and the Open Access Network Austria OANA she promotes open access to scientific knowledge production and open policies for science and technology. In her previous position as a postdoc research associate for the president of the European Research Council (ERC), she was engaged in mapping and analysing scientific knowledge production and discourses in the European Research Area.​

Katja is lead author of the S4D4C case study ‘Open Science Diplomacy’, and contributed to a session at S4D4C’s 2nd Networking Meeting ‘Towards a European Science Diplomacy Roadmap’ in Berlin.

Read HERE an interview with her on open science as a tool for science diplomacy, published as part of S4D4C’s researcher’s voices series.