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

Since spring 2016: TIK4011 -  Science and Technology in Politics and Society.

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.

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, Central Asia, 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 (2017). Radiation Science After the Cold War. The Politics of Measurement, Risk, and Compensation in Kazakhstan, In Olga Zvonareva; Evgeniya Popova & Klasien Horstman (ed.),  Health, Technologies and Politics in Post-Soviet Settings: Navigating Uncertainties. Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 9783319641485.  Chapter 9.  s 225 - 249

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: 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.

Bauer, Susanne: Mining Data, Gathering Variables, and Recombining Information: The Flexible Architecture of Epidemiological Studies. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 39, 2008: 415-426.

List of additional publications can be downloaded here.

  • Markabayeva, Akbayan; Bauer, Susanne; Pivina, Lyudmila; Bjørklund, Geir; Chirumbolo, Salvatore; Kerimkulova, Aiman Saylaubekovna; Semeneva, Yulia & Belikhina, Tatyana (2018). Increased prevalence of essential hypertension in areas previously exposed to fallout due to nuclear weapons testing at the Semipalatinsk Test Site, Kazakhstan. Environmental Research.  ISSN 0013-9351.  167, s 129- 135 . doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2018.07.016
  • Bauer, Susanne (2017). Radiation Science After the Cold War. The Politics of Measurement, Risk, and Compensation in Kazakhstan, In Olga Zvonareva; Evgeniya Popova & Klasien Horstman (ed.),  Health, Technologies and Politics in Post-Soviet Settings: Navigating Uncertainties.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 9783319641485.  Chapter 9.  s 225 - 249 Full text in Research Archive.
  • 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. Einführung in die Science and Technology Studies, 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; 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 Full text in Research Archive.
  • 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). Bauer, Susanne: Mutations in Soviet public health science: Post-Lysenko medical genetics, 1969–1991. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences.  ISSN 1369-8486.  47(3), s 163- 172
  • 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 / Studies in Contemporary History.  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
  • Bauer, Susanne (2012). Verteilte Handlungsmacht im Experiment - Von der Epistemologie zu multiplen Ontologien. Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte.  ISSN 0170-6233.  35, s 341- 350
  • Bauer, Susanne; Schlünder, Martina; Reiß, Christian & Hüntelmann, Axel (2012). Cakes und Candies - Zur Geschichte der Ernährung von Versuchstieren. Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte.  ISSN 0170-6233.  35, s 275- 285

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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.

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  • Bauer, Susanne (2019). Soviet Radiation Biology: Navigating the Boundaries of Closed Worlds.
  • Bauer, Susanne (2018). Extracting, Scaling, Re-Producing: How digital modelling re-aligns and valuates salmon and public health.
  • Bauer, Susanne (2018). Following the algorithm: time and synchronisation in an epidemiological risk score.
  • Bauer, Susanne (2018). Invited Commentary: Nuclear Technopolitics. Half-lives, short and long.
  • Bauer, Susanne (2018). Science and Technology Studies: Resources for Transdisciplinary Investigations.
  • Bauer, Susanne & Hanke, Christine (2018). Locating the data centre. Attending to place in the study of cloud computing.
  • Talleraas, Tina & Bauer, Susanne (2018). Avsrekkingens pris. Klassekampen.  ISSN 0805-3839.  s 20-21
  • Bauer, Susanne (2017). Following the Algorithm. The Social Life of Risk Scores.
  • Bauer, Susanne (2017). Locating cybersecurity. Teknovatøren.  (14), s 36- 37
  • 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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