S. Urueña López (Sergio)

Guest Researcher

About Me

PhD in Philosophy, Science and Values (2022, Extraordinary Doctoral Award, International Mention, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU). MA in Logic and Philosophy of Science (2015, Extraordinary MA Award, University of Salamanca). MA in Teaching Compulsory Secondary and Pre-university Education (2014, University of Salamanca). BA in Philosophy (2013, University of Salamanca).

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Basque Government at the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU. I am also an Associate Research Fellow of the Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies (ESDiT) programme and a Postdoctoral Guest Researcher at the University of Twente (in the Netherlands). My research is distinctly interdisciplinary, spanning fields such as political philosophy of technology, futures and anticipation studies, and science and technology studies (STS). It focuses on methodological and epistemic-political aspects of the interventive use of futures (e.g. foresight practices, socio-technical and techno-moral scenarios) to promote the anticipatory dimension of “Responsible (Research and) Innovation.”


Other Contributions
  • Urueña, S. (2024). Anticipation and its degrees of critical-reflective radicality: opening up the affordances of engaging with futures to problematize STI. Journal of Responsible Innovation, 11(1), 2294537. https://doi.org/10.1080/23299460.2023.2294537 
  • Urueña, S. (2023). Enacting anticipatory heuristics: a tentative methodological proposal for steering responsible innovation. Journal of Responsible Innovation, 10(1), 2160552. https://doi.org/10.1080/23299460.2022.2160552 
  • Urueña, S. (2022). Anticipation and modal power: Opening up and closing down the momentum of sociotechnical systems. Social Studies of Science, 52(5), 783-805. https://doi.org/10.1177/03063127221111469 
  • Urueña, S., Rodríguez, H., & Ibarra, A. (2021). Foresight and responsible innovation: Openness and closure in anticipatory heuristics. Futures, 134, 102852. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2021.102852 
  • Urueña, S. (2021). Responsibility through Anticipation? The ‘Future Talk’ and the Quest for Plausibility in the Governance of Emerging Technologies. NanoEthics, 15, 271–302. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11569-021-00408-5
  • Urueña, S. (2019). Understanding “plausibility”: A relational approach to the anticipatory heuristics of future scenarios. Futures, 111, 15-25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2019.05.002 

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