Maximilian Pieper

Lecturer, Chair of Environmental Sociology with a Focus on Socio-Ecological Transformation, Resilience Design and Climate
Centre for Climate Resilience
Open hours: upon request

Curriculum vitae

  • Since 04/2024         Lecturer at the Chair of Environmental Sociology at the University of Augsburg
  • Since 10/2021         Affiliated doctoral student at the International Doctoral College "Rethinking Environment - The Environmental Humanities and the Ecological Transformation of Society"
  • 10/2021-10/2022     Research assistant at the Chair of Innovation and Sustainable Management at the University of Augsburg
  • 10/2018-04/2021     Study of 'Politics & Technology' (M.Sc.) at the Munich School of Public Policy (TUM)
  • 04/2018-04/2021     Research assistant at the Institute for Materials Resource Management, research group 'Markets for Mankind'
  • 10/2014 -02/2018    Study of Industrial Engineering and Management (B.Sc.) at the University of Augsburg

Main Research Interests

  • Sociology of technology
  • Philosophy of technology
  • Political Economy
  • Ecological Economics
  • Global socio-ecological inequalities
  • Systems Theory


Summer Term 2024

S: The Debate on the Anthropocene - Causes and Attributions of Blame for the Environmental Crises of the 21st Century


Summer semester 2022

S: The Future of Work: Innovation and Sustainability


Winter semester 2021/22

S: Aspects of Entrepreneurship in International Business

S: Systems in Transition: The Role of Companies










Pieper, M. (2024). When is a Technology Productive? When does it Function?–A Response to Hornborg’s Commentary. Philosophy & Technology37(1), 24.


Pieper, M. (2024). Technology as a strategy of the human? A comparison between the extension concept and the fetish concept of technology. Philosophy & Technology37(1), 6.


Hentschl, M., Michalke, A., Pieper, M., Gaugler, T., & Stoll-Kleemann, S. (2023). Dietary change and land use change: Assessing preventable climate and biodiversity damage due to meat consumption in Germany. Sustainability Science, 1-17.


Pieper, M., Michalke, A., & Gaugler, T. (2020). Calculation of external climate costs for food highlights inadequate pricing of animal products. Nature communications11(1), 6117.