In my project I ethnographically explore innovations in vaccine development, especially DNA-vaccines, and how the human immune system is created, conceptualized and made resistant in the laboratory through practices, materialities, metaphors, and rhetorical actions. I focus especially on the human/more-than-human entanglements and science-society relations thorough communication practices. My project is part of ResBod: Resisting Bodies: the Politics and Practices of the Immune System.
I hold a Bachelor's degree in Social Anthropology and an inter-disciplinary Master's degree in Development and the Environment, both from the University of Oslo. For my masters I did fieldwork in an animal house, investigating how animal technicians deal with ethical dilemmas when working with and using animals in the laboratory for medical research. Through this work I was introduced to STS and laboratory ethnography. I have also completed Practical Teacher Training (PPU) and spent three years working as a teacher.