Maja Horst

Maja Horst


Primary fields of research

As a researcher, I am interested in the relationship between science and society - with particular emphasis on public communication about science and technology. I work within these particular areas:

  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Science Communication
  • Public Understanding of Science
  • Research Organization and Management
  • Higher Education
  • Sociology of Innovation

Current research

I am currently working on

  • Science Communication as a cultural phenomenon
  • Scientific Social Responsibility
  • The sociel role of universities
  • Research communication through installations and events


I have been teaching and supervising at Bachelors, Masters and PhD level within the following areas:

  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Communication theory
  • Strategic, Political and Risk Communication
  • Theory of science
  • Qualitative methods
  • Problem oriented project work

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Science Communication: Culture, Identity and Citizenship

    Davies, S. R. & Horst, Maja, 2016, London: Palgrave Macmillan. 266 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    "Nothing really responsible goes on here": scientists’ experience and practice of responsibility

    Glerup, C., Davies, S. R. & Horst, Maja, 2017, In: Journal of Responsible Innovation. 4, 3, p. 319-336 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Reframing Science Communication

    Horst, Maja, Davies, S. R. & Irwin, A., 2016, The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies. Felt, U., Fouché, R., Miller, C. A. & Smith-Doerr, L. (eds.). 4 ed. Cambridge: MIT Press, p. 881-908 28 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    A field of expertise, the organization, or science itself? Representing Research in Public Communication

    Horst, Maja, 2013, In: Science Communication. 35, 6, p. 758-779 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Breaking & Entering

    Horst, Maja, Dalsgård, B., Davies, S. R., Glerup, C., Sandvik, K., Knudsen, J., Juul, A., Heinz, Nanna & Holm, Sune Hannibal, 22 Jun 2014

    Research output: Non-textual form2D/3D (psysical products)Communication

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