Hanne Castberg Tresselt

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Visiting address Sognsveien 77 0855 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1108 Blindern 0317 Oslo
Other affiliations Faculty of Social Sciences (Student)

Current Project

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.  





Tags: Science and Technology Studies, Human-Animal Relations


  • Tresselt, Hanne Castberg (2022). Self-Writing as ‘Good Science’-Practice: How a Blog and Podcast can Contribute to the Making of Socially Robust Knowledge during a Pandemic .

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