Tone Druglitrø

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Visiting address Moltke Moes vei 31 Eilert Sundts hus blokk B 0851 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1108 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic interest

My research involves the history of medicine and its role in social and cultural developments. In my PhD I investigated the history of laboratory animals in Norway in the late 20th century with a particular focus on how animals have entered laboratories and animal houses, how they have been standardised as tools for science, and how standards and infrastructures of care have developed around these practices. Important to this research was to understand the values and ethical infrastructures that emerges in these practices, including how animals are transformed in the interface between science and society, and how scientific expertise has been mobilised in the political context and the law on the issue of animals. 

I have further pursued these research interests that have resulted in two anthologies on the subject of human-animal relationships and multispecies biopolitics. First, "Humans, Animals and Biopolitics: The More than Human Condition", (eds.) Kristin Asdal (TIK), Tone Druglitrø (TIK) and Steve Hinchliffe (Exter) (Multispecies Encounters Series, Routledge). Second, "Animal Housing and Human-Animal Relations: Politics, Practices and Infrastructures", (eds.) Kristian Bjørkdahl (Rokkan senteret, Bergen) and Tone Druglitrø (TIK) (Human-Animal Studies Series, Routledge). 

My current research focuses on the ordering of human-animal relations in global science and politics, the emergence of discourses of One health, and infrastructures for risk management in relation to the use of wild animals in biomedicine.

My research draws upon a combination of resources from science and technology studies, actor-network-theory, feminist technoscience, anthropology, and the history of science and technology.


Courses taught and teaching seminars

MA courses TIK. Actor-network theory (TIK4001), Politics of Nature (TIK4001), Methods for text analysis, The Politics of Life Itself (TIK 4011), The Good Economy (TIK 4011), Teknologi, innovasjon og kunnskap (TIK4001)

SV9101/SV9102 Philosophy of science and research ethics, PhD course, Seminar and group leader (2012 - 2014)



  • Maternity leave: December 2015-September 2016
  • PhD in science and technology studies, TIK and the Ethics Programme, UiO: 2008-2012.
  • Research assistant, TIK, UiO: 2006 - 2008.
  • Research assistant, Forum for University History, UiO: 2006 - 2008. Assistant on the book project on the history of University of Oslo 200 years.
  • Master of Philosophy in Culture, Environment and Sustainability, Centre for Development and the Environment. Thesis submitted spring 2006 entitled: ‘Power, Ethics and the role of Animal Experimentation among Veterinary Students at NVH
Tags: Actor-Network Theory, Feminist Theory, Science and Technology Studies, History of science and technology


Druglitrø, T. (forthcoming). ""Skilled Care" and the Making of Good Science". Science, Technology and Human Values.

Bjørkdahl, K. & Druglitrø, T. (2016): Animal Housing and Human-Animal Relations: Practices, Politics and Infrastructures. London: Routledge.

Druglitrø, T. (2016). "Care and Tinkering in the Animal House. Conditioning Monkeys for Norwegian Poliomyelitis Research". In (eds.) Bjørkdahl & Druglitrø (forthcoming): Animal Housing and Human-Animal Relations: Practices, Politics and Infrastructures. London: Routledge.

Asdal, Hinchliffe, and Druglitrø (2016): Humans, Animals and Biopolitics: The more than human condition. Ashgate Publishing.

Asdal, K. & Druglitrø, T. (2016). "Modifying the biopolitical collective: The law as a moral technology and site for the realization of animal sentience". In (eds.) Asdal, Druglitrø and Hinchliffe: Humans, Animals and Biopolitics: The more than human condition. Ashgate Publishing.

Druglitrø, T. (2015). "Vitenskap, teknologi og samfunn. En introduksjon til STS". Book review. Nordic Journal of Science and Technology Studies, 2(3): 47-50

Asdal, K. & Druglitrø, T. (2014). "Arbeid på grensen. Veterinærprofesjonens arbeid for jurisdiksjon og velferd". (eds.) Messel, J. & Slagstad, R. Profesjonshistorier. Oslo: Pax Forlag.

Druglitrø, T. (2014). "Writing Radical Laboratory Animal Histories". Nordic Journal of Science and Technology. Special Issue: Writing Nature. Vol 2, No 1. Open Access:

Druglitrø, T. & Kirk, R. G. W. (2014). "Building Transnational Bodies: Norway and the international development of Laboratory Animal Science, c.1956-1980". Science in Context. Special Issue 02: Science, Technology, Medicine - and the State. The Science-State Nexus in Scandinavia, 1850-1980.  Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 333-357. Open Access:

Druglitrø, T (2013). Motstand mot "forstanden": Kontroversen om forsøksdyr og forsøksdyrutvalget i Norge på 1970-tallet. Materialisten. Tidsskrift for forskning, fagkritikk og teoretisk debatt 2013 ; Vol. 40, No. 3.

Druglitrø, T. (2013). Naturen som forsvant i redningsforsøket?. Materialisten. Tidsskrift for forskning, fagkritikk og teoretisk debatt 2013 ;Vol. 40, No. 1-2, pp. 115-126

Druglitrø, T. (2012). Å skape en standard for velferd. Forsøksdyr i norsk biomedisin, 1953-1986. PhD Thesis. Akademika forlag 2012 230 p. UiO Untitled





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