Ana Delgado

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Academic interests

Ana Delgado’s research is concerned with the public dimensions of science and technology. Her research combines resources from STS, Social Anthropology and Political Science.

Her work has primarily addressed the life sciences, moving from biodiversity conservation, to digital biology. She has looked at how biological objects -such as seeds or antibiotics- are stabilized, legitimised and made public. Her research has been concerned with the politics of knowledge and technology inside and outside of institutional settings, in political constellations such as the conservationist movement and Do It Yourself Biology networks, and in the production of digital infrastructures for biology.

Ana’s current research is focused on open science with a particular focus on practices of sharing and infrastructuring. This includes a critical approach to the bio-economy, and how innovation is produced not only in everyday research and market practices, but also in activism. Taking a critical approach to innovation, Ana’s work has also been concerned with how futures are acted in the present, particularly through the practice of bio-design.

A recent interest is on bioremediation and (micro) plastics.

Courses taught at TIK

Autumn 2017: TIK 4001 - Module 4: Introduction to Empirical Data and Methods

Background

Ana Delgado has a background in social anthropology. She holds a Master degree in ecological economics, with a focus in political ecology. Her PhD education combines courses in environmental studies, STS and theory of science. Her PhD thesis is an ethnographic study on production and diffusion of ecological knowledge and technology within rural movements in Brazil. By focusing on seeds as a site of negotiation and contestation, she explored the (partial) turn of a major social movement from Marxism to Environmentalism.

Positions held

Ana was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Bergen, Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (2010-2013). She has also been a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Environmental Science and Technology, Autonomous University of Barcelona (2009-2012). As a post-doctoral fellow she participated in several projects on the governance of emerging technologies such as Technolife (FP7) and RSB: Reflexive Systems Biology (Research Council of Norway), among others.

She has been a visiting researcher at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (2005), the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (2006), and Arizona State University (2011). She has been a visiting lecturer at the Science, Technology and Innovation Studies program at the University of Edinburgh (2016). At the moment she collaborates in several research projects, and she is PI in a project on the use of digital methods in biology (ReDig) funded by the Research Council of Norway.

Tags: Science and Technology Studies, Politics of knowledge and technology, publics, biological objects, infrastructure, sharing and ownership, open science, bioeconomy, futures, social movements

Publications

Articles in international scientific journals

Delgado, A. (2016)  “Assembling Desires: Synthetic Biology and the Wish to Act at a Distant Time”. Environment and Planning D. Society and Space 34(5): 914-934. 

Delgado, A. and Callén, B. (2016) DIYbio and e-waste Hacking: A Politics of Demonstration in Times of Precariousness. Public Understanding of Science 26 (2): 179-194. 

Delgado, A., Strand, R., Funtowicz, S., and Dankel, D. (2013) “Plug and Play: Synthetic Biology and the Dream of Engineering Biology”. Editorial: Special Issue on Synthetic Biology. Futures, the Journal of Policy, Planning and Future Studies 48: 1-4 (Editorial)

Delgado, A. (2013) “DIYbio: Making Things and Making Futures . Special Issue on Synthetic Biology. Futures, the Journal of Policy, Planning and Future Studies 48: 65-73

Delgado, A. and Porcar, M. (2013) “Designing de Novo. Interdisciplinary Debates in Synthetic Biology” Journal of Systems and Synthetic Biology 7 (1-2): 41-50.

Delgado, A., S. Funtowicz, Dankel, D.J. (2012). "Super-computers, Evolution and the Fabrication of Life: How Can Science and Technology Studies (STS) Contribute to More Reflexive Developments in Systems and Synthetic Biology?" International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development  3:(2) 12-24

Delgado, A. & Rommetveit, K. (2012)  “Our strength is Diversity”: Imaginaries of Nature and Community in a Brazilian Social Movement" International Journal of Sustainable Development  15(4) 353-373.

Delgado, A., Rommetveit, K., Barceló, M., and Lemkow, L. (2012) "Imagining High-Tech Bodies: Science Fiction and the Ethics of Enhancement" Science Communication 34(2):200-240.

Delgado, A., Kjølberg, K. and Wickson, F. (2011). “Public Engagement Coming of Age: From Theory to Practice in STS Encounters with Nanotechnology” Public Understanding of Science 20(6): 829-845

Wickson, F; Delgado, A., and Kjølberg, K. (2010). "Who or What is the Public?", Nature Nanotechnology 5: 757–758

Delgado, A (2010) Democratizar la Ciencia? Dialogo, Apertura y Participación”.  Revista Iberoamericana de Ciencia Technología y Sociedad 15(5):1-15

Delgado, A.(2010): "Activist Trust: the Diffusion of Green Expertise in a Brazilian Landscape". Public Understanding of Science (19):5, 562-578

Delgado, A. & R. Strand. (2009) "Looking North and South: Ideals and Realities of Inclusive Environmental Governance?" Geoforum 41 (1): 144-153. 

Delgado, A. (2008) "Opening Up For Participation in Agro-biodiversity Conservation: the Expert-Lay Interplay in a Brazilian Social Movement?" Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 21(6), s. 559-577

Book Chapters

Delgado, A. and Rodriguez-Giralt, I. 2014. Creole interferences: a conflict over biodiversity and ownership in the South of Brazil. In Medina, E., Ivan da Costa Marques and Christina Holmes (editors). Beyond Imported Magic: Studying Science and Technology in Latin America. MIT Press, Inside Technology Series. Cambridge, MA. Pp. 331-349

Sune, K; Delgado, A, and Bertilsson, M. (2016) “The public spectre”: reflections on public engagement with technology in contemporary democracies. In Delgado, A (Ed). Technoscience and Citizenship: ethics and governance in the digital society. Springer series on Law, Ethics and Technology Pp. 17-30

Edited books

Delgado, A. (ed) (2016) Technoscientific Governance: Citizenship and the Ethics of Emerging Technologies.  Introductory chapter in Delgado, A (Ed). Technoscience and Citizenship: ethics and governance in the digital society. Springer series on Law, Ethics and Technology. Pp. I-X

 

  • Delgado, Ana (2016). Introduction: Technoscientific Governance– The Ethics and Citizenship of New and Emerging Technologies, In Ana Delgado (ed.),  Technoscience and Citizenship: Ethics and Governance in the Digital Society.  Springer.  ISBN 978-3-319-32412-8.  1 introduction.
  • Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria (2016). Assembling desires: Synthetic biology and the wish to act at a distant time. Environment & Planning. D, Society and Space.  ISSN 0263-7758.  34(5), s 914- 934 . doi: 10.1177/0263775816637872
  • Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria & Callén, Blanca (2016). Do-it-yourself biology and electronic waste hacking: A politics of demonstration in precarious times. Public Understanding of Science.  ISSN 0963-6625.  26(2), s 179- 194 . doi: 10.1177/0963662516647348 Full text in Research Archive
  • Kim Sune, Jepsen; Delgado, Ana & Thora Margareta, Bertilsson (2016). 'The public spectre': reflections on public engagement with technology in contemporary democracies., In Ana Delgado (ed.),  Technoscience and Citizenship: Ethics and Governance in the Digital Society.  Springer.  ISBN 978-3-319-32412-8.  2.  s 17 - 32
  • Vaage, Nora Sørensen; Trojok, Rüdiger; Borch, Martin & Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria (2015). Biohacking meets philosophy, sociology and ethics: Notes on the S.NET 2014 Meeting in Karlsruhe, In Diana M Bowman; Anne Dijkstra; Camilo Fautz; Julia Guivant; Kornelia Konrad; Harro van Lente & Silvia Woll (ed.),  Practices of Innovation and Responsibility: insights from methods, governance and action.  IOS Press.  ISBN 978-1-61499-581-4.  Chapter.  s 211 - 226
  • Dankel, Dorothy Jane; Roland, Kenneth L.; Fisher, Michael; Brenneman, Karen; Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria; Santander, Javier; Baek, Chang-Ho; Clark-Curtiss, Josephine; Strand, Roger & Curtiss, Roy III (2014). Making common sense of vaccines: an example of discussing the recombinant attenuated salmonella vaccine with the public. NanoEthics.  ISSN 1871-4757.  8(2), s 179- 185 . doi: 10.1007/s11569-014-0198-6 Full text in Research Archive
  • Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria (2013). DIYbio: Making things and making futures. Futures : The journal of policy, planning and futures studies.  ISSN 0016-3287.  48, s 65- 73 . doi: 10.1016/j.futures.2013.02.004
  • Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria & Porcar, Manuel (2013). Designing de novo. Interdisciplinary debates in synthetic biology. Journal of Systems and Synthetic Biology.  ISSN 1872-5325.  7(1-2), s 41- 50 . doi: 10.1007/s11693-013-9106-6
  • Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria & Rommetveit, Kjetil (2012). 'Our strength is diversity': imaginaries of nature and community in a Brazilian social movement. International Journal of Sustainable Development.  ISSN 0960-1406.  15(4/2012), s 353- 373 . doi: 10.1504/IJSD.2012.050032
  • Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria; Rommetveit, Kjetil; Lemkow, Louis & Barcelo, Miquel (2012). Imagining High-Tech Bodies: Science Fiction and the Ethics of Enhancement. Science communication.  ISSN 1075-5470.  34(2), s 200- 240 . doi: 10.1177/1075547011408928
  • Funtowicz, Silvio; Dankel, Dorothy & Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria (2012). Super-Computers, Evolution and the Fabrication of Life: How can Science and Technology Studies (STS) Contribute to More Reflexive Developments in Systems and Synthetic Biology?. International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (IJSESD).  ISSN 1947-8402.  3 (2), s 11- 24 . doi: 1947-8402
  • Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria; Kjølberg, Kamilla & Wickson, Fern (2011). Public engagement coming of age: From theory to practice in STS encounters with nanotechnology. Public Understanding of Science.  ISSN 0963-6625.  20(6), s 826- 845 . doi: 10.1177/0963662510363054
  • Delgado, Ana; Rommetveit, Kjetil; Lemkow, Louis & Barcelo, Miquel (2011). Imagining high-tech bodies: Science fiction and the ethics of enhancement (published online). Science communication.  ISSN 1075-5470. . doi: 10.1177/1075547011408928
  • Wickson, Fern; Delgado, Ana & Kjølberg, Kamilla (2011). Public engagement coming of age: From theory to practice in STS encounters with nanotechnology. Public Understanding of Science.  ISSN 0963-6625.
  • Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria (2010). Activist trust: The diffusion of green expertise in a Brazilian landscape. Public Understanding of Science.  ISSN 0963-6625.  19(5), s 562- 577 . doi: 10.1177/0963662508098578
  • Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria (2010). ¿Democratizar la Ciencia? Diálogo, reflexividad y apertura. Revista Iberoamericana de Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad.  ISSN 1668-0030.  5(15)
  • Delgado, Aleman Ana Maria & Strand, Roger (2010). Looking North and South: Ideals and realities of inclusive environmental governance. Geoforum.  ISSN 0016-7185.  41, s 144- 153 . doi: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2009.09.008
  • Wickson, Fern; Delgado, Ana & Kjølberg, Kamilla (2010). Who or What is 'The Public'?. Nature Nanotechnology.  ISSN 1748-3387.  5(11), s 757- 758
  • Delgado, Ana (2008). Opening Up for Participation in Agro-Biodiversity Conservation: The Expert-Lay Interplay in a Brazilian Social Movement. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics.  ISSN 1187-7863.  21(6), s 559- 577 . doi: 10.1007/s10806-008-9117-6

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  • Delgado, Ana (ed.) (2016). Technoscience and Citizenship: Ethics and Governance in the Digital Society. Springer.  ISBN 978-3-319-32412-8.  189 s.
  • Delgado, Ana & Rodriguez-Giralt, Israel (2014). Creole interferences: a conflict over biodiversity and ownership in the South of Brazil. In Medina, E., Ivan da Costa Marques and Christina Holmes (editors). Beyond Imported Magic: Studying Science and Technology in Latin America.. MIT Press.  ISBN 9780262027458.  20 s.
  • Delgado, Ana (2005). La antropología en el debate sobre los derechos de protección intellectual del conocimiento sobre la vida. Fundación el Monte.  ISBN 84-8455-170-9.  13 s.

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  • Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria (2016). Open Tools and Infrastructures for Biology.
  • Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria (2015). DIYbio and e-waste hackers: A politics of demonstration in times of precariousness.
  • Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria (2015). Open Science is Science in Transition: Cooperation, Sharing and Crowdsourcing.
  • Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria (2015). Open Source Biology: Some notes on its ethical, legal and social implications.
  • Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria (2015). Responsibility as an integral component of digital research practices in bio-and nanotechnology.
  • Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria (2015). What is Open Science.
  • Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria & Callén, Blanca (2015). Viral politics: DIYbio and e-waste hackers in the making of precariousness.
  • Sock, Matti & Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria (2015). Taking synthetic biology visions to the next level.
  • Sock, Matti; Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria; Landeweerd, Laurens & Rommetveit, Kjetil (2015). Application, Innovation and Two More Technomoral Scenarios.
  • Delgado, Ana; Strand, Roger; Funtowicz, Silvio Oscar & Dankel, Dorothy Jane (2013). Plug and Play: Synthetic Biology and the Dream of Engineering Biology. Futures : The journal of policy, planning and futures studies.  ISSN 0016-3287.  48, s 1- 4
  • Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria (2013). Designing Living Things. Synthetic Biology and the Will to Act at a Distant Time.
  • Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria; Funtowicz, Silvio Oscar; Dankel, Dorothy & Strand, Roger (2013). Plug and play: Synthetic biology and the dream of engineering life. Futures : The journal of policy, planning and futures studies.  ISSN 0016-3287.  48, s 1- 4 . doi: 10.1016/j.futures.2013.02.005
  • Dankel, Dorothy; Delgado, Ana & Strand, Roger (2012). 4S/EASST Copenhagen 2012: Synthetic biology: time, design, emergence.
  • Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria (2012). Creole interferences: a conflict over biodiversity and ownership in the South of Brazil.
  • Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria (2012). Designing programmable things in synthetic biology.
  • Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria (2012). Times of Design.
  • Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria; Funtowicz, Silvio Oscar & Dankel, Dorothy (2012). EL DEBATE: Super-ordenadores, evolución y “la basura” de la vida: ¿Cómo pueden los estudios sociales de la ciencia contribuir a un desarrollo más reflexivo de la biología sintética y de sistemas?. Revista Iberoamericana de Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad.  ISSN 1668-0030.  8(24)
  • Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria (2011). Imagining Life: Super‐computers, Evolution and the “Junk of Life”.
  • Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria (2011). “Super-computers, evolution and the fabrication of life: How can STS contribute to more reflexive developments in systems and synthetic biology?”.
  • Dankel, Dorothy Jane & Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria (2010). "Integration: Our Methods in the Reflexive Systems Biology Project".
  • Dankel, Dorothy Jane; Delgado, Ana & Strand, Roger (2010). Reflexive Systems Biology .
  • Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria (2010). Govering the making of life: Ethnographies of innovative things.
  • Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria (2010). Governing the making of life: etnographies of innovative things.
  • Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria (2010). Governing the making of life: etnographies of innovative things.
  • Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria (2010). Governing the making of life: synthetic biology.
  • Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria & Dankel, Dorothy Jane (2010). "Reflexive Systems Biology".
  • Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria; Dankel, Dorothy Jane & Strand, Roger (2010). "Reflexive Systems Biology: Towards an Appreciation of Biological, Scientific and Ethical Complexity".
  • Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria; Dankel, Dorothy Jane & Strand, Roger (2010). "Reflexive Systems Biology: Towards and Appreciation of Biological, Scientific and Ethical Complexity".
  • Rommetveit, Kjetil & Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria (2010). Imagining Enhanced Bodies: How Can Science Fiction Contribute to Ethics for the Governance of Emerging Technologies?.
  • Rommetveit, Kjetil; Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria & Strand, Roger (2010). The Technolife Project.
  • Strand, Roger; Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria & Dankel, Dorothy Jane (2010). Reflexive systems biology: towards an appreciation of biological, ethical and scientific complexity.
  • Wickson, Fern; Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria & Kjølberg, Kamilla (2010). Who or what is the public?. Nature Nanotechnology.  ISSN 1748-3387.  5(11), s 757- 758 . doi: 10.1038/nnano.2010.197
  • Wickson, Fern; Kjølberg, Kamilla & Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria (2010). "Why Public is a Problem and not a Solution".
  • Delgado Aleman, Ana Maria (2009). Towards inclusive environmental governance : a study of the expert-lay interplay in a Brazilian socialmovement .

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