Susanne Bauer

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Academic interests

Susanne Bauer’s research draws from STS as well as from history, sociology and anthropology of science. It has dealt in particular with health data infrastructures, the politics of categories and algorithms in epidemiology and addressed conceptual transformations in environmental health in the age of genomics. She has longstanding research collaborations with scientists in post-Soviet countries working on the aftermaths of nuclear exposures.

Through combined archival and ethnographic work, her work aims to historicize biomedicine, risk assessment and its calculative infrastructures, make visible and unpack sociotechnical arrangements and orderings enacted both locally and in global assemblages. More recently, she has embarked on a collective project on the intersections of life and technology and the hybrid ecologies at Frankfurt airport. Her current projects engage feminist technoscience studies and postcolonial science studies, contributing to debates in STS as diverse as digital STS and material semiotics, biopolitics and human-animal relations, postsocialism and technoscience east of what used to be the iron curtain.

Courses taught

Spring 2016:TIK4011 -  Science and Politics in Controversies on Nature.

Before coming to Oslo, Susanne Bauer taught STS and sociology and history of science at Goethe University Frankfurt (2012-15) and at Humboldt University Berlin as well as at Indiana University at Bloomington (visiting professor in 2011). Courses included Technoscience and Gender, Laboratory Ethnographies, History of the Life Sciences, Cold War Science, Postcolonial Science and Technology Studies, Sociology of Science after Fukushima. More details on teaching.

Background

Susanne Bauer came to STS from a background of environmental sciences and epidemiology. Having completed studies in environmental engineering and social sciences in Berlin and Odessa, she graduated with a Dipl.-Ing. (MSc) from TU Berlin in 1997 and then completed a doctorate in public health  at University of Bielefeld (Dr PH in 2004). As a postdoc at the Institute for Advanced Studies of Science, Technology and Society in Graz and Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen, she retrained in history and sociology of science, technology and medicine.

She was co-curator of the exhibition “Split+Splice. Fragments from the Age of Biomedicineat Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen”. Diashow (Flickr). Between 1997 and 2004 Susanne Bauer worked as environmental epidemiologist in EU-funded projects in the former Soviet Union.

Positions held

Before joining the STS group at TIK, Susanne Bauer held a junior professorship (sociology of science) at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (2012-15). She was research scholar at the Max-Planck Institute for the History of Science (2009-2011), research associate at the Department of European Ethnology, Humboldt University Berlin (2008-2009) and postdoctoral researcher in the “Biomedicine on Display” project at Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen (2005-09). She was visiting professor at Indiana University in 2011 and senior fellow at IFK International Research Center for Cultural Studies in Vienna 2014.

 

Tags: Science and Technology Studies, Health, Russia, Sociology, History of Science, biomedicine and life science studies, Anthropology of science, feminist technoscience, digital objects, infrastructure, hybrid ecologies, bioeconomy, Environment Health and Safety, risk assesment

Publications

Bauer, Susanne: Population Genetics, Cybernetics of Difference, and Pasts in the Present: Soviet and post-Soviet Maps on Human Variation. History of the Human Sciences 28(5) 2015: 146-167.

Bauer, Susanne: Virtual Geographies of Belonging. The Case of Soviet and Post-Soviet Human Genetic Diversity Research. Science, Technology & Human Values 39(4), 2014: 511-537.

Bauer, Susanne: From Administrative Infrastructure to Biomedical Resource: Danish Population Registries, the 'Scandinavian Laboratory', and the 'Epidemiologist’s Dream'. Science in Context 27(2), 2014: 187-213.

Bauer, Susanne, Sarah Blacker, Nils Güttler, Martina Schlünder: The Racehorse on the Runway. The hybrid ecologies of Frankfurt Airport show us how homes and borders intersect. Nautilus 8 “Home”, Chapter 4 “Into the Wild”, 2013.

Bauer, Susanne: Modeling Population Health. Reflections on the Performativity of Epidemiological Techniques in the Age of Genomics. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 27(4), 2013: 510-530.

Holmberg, Christine, Christine Bischof, Susanne Bauer: Making Predictions: Computing Populations. Science, Technology & Human Values 38, 2013: 398-420.

List of additional publications can be downloaded here.

  • Bauer, Susanne; Kalmbach, Karena & Kasperski, Tatiana (2017). From Pripyat to Paris, from Grassroots Memories to Globalized Knowledge Production: The Politics of Chernobyl Fallout, In Laurel MacDowell (ed.),  Nuclear Portraits: Communities, the Environment, and Public Policy.  University of Toronto Press.  ISBN 9781442626294.  Chapter 5.
  • Bauer, Susanne; Kalmbach, Karena & Kasperski, Tatiana (2017). From Pripyat to Paris,from Grassroots Memories to Globalized Knowledge Production: The Politics of Chernobyl Fallout, In Laurel MacDowell (ed.),  Nuclear Portraits: Communities, the Environment, and Public Policy.  University of Toronto Press.  ISBN 9781442626294.  Chapter 5.  s 149 - 189
  • Bauer, Susanne (2016). 'Persönlichkeitsanalyse' als akademische Inwertsetzung. Zeitschrift für medienwissenschaft.  ISSN 1869-1722.  2, s 160- 165
  • Bauer, Susanne (2015). Population Genetics, Cybernetics of Difference, and Pasts in the Present: Soviet and post-Soviet Maps on Human Variation. History of the Human Sciences.  ISSN 0952-6951.  28(5), s 146- 167
  • Bauer, Susanne & Kleiber-Bischof, Christine (2015). Risk Assessors and Bio-Participants: Homo Europaeus in Contemporary Nutrition and Health Research. Comparativ. Zeitschrift für Globalgeschichte und vergleichende Gesellschaftsforschung.  ISSN 0940-3566.  25(5/6), s 191- 210
  • Bauer, Susanne (2014). Ernährung als epigenetische Schaltstelle. Wie die Nutrigenomik Körper, Nahrung und Sozialität neu zusammenfügt, I: Vannessa Lux & Jörg Thomas Richter (red.),  Kulturen der Epigenetik. Vererbt, codiert, übertragen.  Walter de Gruyter.  ISBN 978-3-11-031603-2.  Kapittel.  s 11 - 22
  • Bauer, Susanne (2014). From Administrative Infrastructure to Biomedical Resource: Danish Population Registries, the 'Scandinavian Laboratory', and the 'Epidemiologist’s Dream'. Science in Context.  ISSN 0269-8897.  27(2), s 187- 213
  • Bauer, Susanne (2014). Lenin spannt aus. Alexander Sinowjews „Homo sovieticus“ – eine mehrfache Provokation.. Zeithistorische Forschungen.  ISSN 1612-6033.  11, s 485- 492
  • Bauer, Susanne (2014). Studying BRCA performativity: re-calibrations by and of the social sciences, In Sahra Gibbon; Galen Joseph; Jessica Mozersky; Andrea zur Nieden & Sonja Palfner (ed.),  Breast Cancer Gene Research and Medical Practices. Transnational Perspectives in the Time of BRCA.  Routledge.  ISBN 9780415824064.  Afterword.  s 209 - 219
  • Bauer, Susanne (2014). Virtual Geographies of Belonging. The Case of Soviet and Post-Soviet Human Genetic Diversity Research. Science, Technology and Human Values.  ISSN 0162-2439.  39(4), s 511- 537
  • Bauer, Susanne; Fleming, Martha & Olsén, Jan Eric (2014). Im Zwischenraum von Labor und Museum: Eine Ausstellung zur Biomedizin., I: Anke te Heesen & Margarete Vöhringer (red.),  Wissenschaft im Museum. Ausstellung im Labor.  Kulturverlag Kadmos.  ISBN 978-3-86599-223-9.  Kapittel.  s 174 - 195
  • Bauer, Susanne (2013). Modeling Population Health. Reflections on the Performativity of Epidemiological Techniques in the Age of Genomics. Medical Anthropology Quarterly.  ISSN 0745-5194.  27(4), s 510- 530
  • Bauer, Susanne (2013). Technoscience im Museum. Interventionen in Biomedizin und Museologie, I: Beate Binder; Friedrich von Bose; Katrin Ebell; Sabine Hess & Anika Keinz (red.),  Eingreifen, kritiseren, verändern!? Interventionen ethnographisch und gendertheoretisch.  Westfälisches Dampfboot.  ISBN 978-3-89691-913-7.  Kapittel.  s 228 - 241
  • Bauer, Susanne; Holmberg, Christine & Bischof, Christine (2013). Making Predictions: Computing Populations. Science, Technology and Human Values.  ISSN 0162-2439.  38(3), s 398- 420

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  • Bauer, Susanne; Heinemann, Torsten & Lemke, Thomas (red.) (2017). Science and Technology Studies. Klassische Positionen und aktuelle Perspektiven. Suhrkamp.  ISBN 978-3-518-29793-3.  646 s.
  • Bauer, Susanne; Bischof, Christine; Haufe, Stephan Gabriel; Beck, Stefan & Scholze-Irrlitz, Leonore (red.) (2010). Essen in Europa. Kulturelle 'Rückstände' in Nahrung und Körper. Transcript Verlag.  ISBN 9783837613940.  194 s.
  • Bauer, Susanne; Bergermann, Ulrike; Hanke, Christine; von Oldenburg, Helene; Reiche, Claudia & Sick, Andrea (red.) (2009). Prototypisieren. Eine Messe für Theorie und Kunst. thealit.FRAUEN.KULTUR.LABOR.  ISBN 9783930924141.  272 s.
  • Bauer, Susanne & Wahlberg, Ayo (ed.) (2009). Contested Categories. Life Sciences in Society. Ashgate.  ISBN 9780754676188.  210 s.
  • Bauer, Susanne (2006). The Health Impact of Atmospheric Nuclear Testing. Cancer Epidemiology in Areas Adjacent to the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site, Kazakhstan. Peter Lang Publishing Group.  ISBN 3631537301.  233 s.
  • Bauer, Susanne (2004). CorpoRealities. Interventions in an Omnipresent Subject. Ulrike Helmer Verlag.  ISBN 3897411237.  429 s.
  • Bauer, Susanne (2002). KorpoRealitäten. In(ter)ventionen zu einem omnipräsenten Thema. Ulrike Helmer Verlag.  ISBN 3897411016.  447 s.

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  • Bauer, Susanne (2017). Science Studies, I: Marianne Sommer; Staffan Müller-Wille & Carsten Reinhardt (red.),  Handbuch Wissenschaftsgeschichte.  Verlag J. B. Metzler.  ISBN 3476024652.  5.  s 55 - 67
  • Bauer, Susanne; Heinemann, Torsten & Lemke, Thomas (2017). Einleitung, I: Susanne Bauer; Torsten Heinemann & Thomas Lemke (red.),  Science and Technology Studies. Klassische Positionen und aktuelle Perspektiven.  Suhrkamp.  ISBN 978-3-518-29793-3.  Chapter 0.  s 7 - 40
  • Bauer, Susanne; Blacker, Sarah; Güttler, Nils & Schlünder, Martina (2013). The Racehorse on the Runway. The hybrid ecologies of Frankfurt Airport show us how homes and borders intersect. nautilus science magazine.  8

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