Since January 2016 Alexander Ruser is a representative professor for Cultural Theory and -Analysis at Zeppelin University. Prior to that he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Karl Mannheim Chair for Cultural Studies. He holds a PhD in Sociology from the Max-Weber-Institute at Heidelberg University and has previously been Dahrendorf Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin and a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. In December 2016 he finished his habilitation treatise "Science in Society: Implications for the Sociology of Knowledge and a Social Philosophy of Science".
He is currently researching the impact of ‘expert knowledge’ in public deliberation and political decision-making in the current Euro-Crisis. He has published in peer–reviewed journals such as Global Policy, Current Sociology and Journal of Civil Society. Alexander is an active member of an international research network on social philosophy of science coordinated by the Russian Academy of Science and cofounder of the research initiative "Think Tanks in the Knowledge Society“