- Science and Technology studies (STS)
- Feminist theory
- History of science and medicine
- Cultural studies
My research interests and educational background are interdisciplinary. My higher education covers Social anthropology, Middle Eastern studies, Science of religions and Culture, Environment and Sustainability Studies. During my university studies I became particularly intrigued by postmodern perspectives on nature-culture relations, and the idea of nature being constructed and multiple. These inspirations led me to STS and to the study of human-animal relations and the role of science, technology and politics in shaping and framing such relations. Today, I work from the perspective that how humans and animals co-exist and live together is very much a political, ethical and ontological issue that needs to be explored empirically - in historical and ethnographic narratives. Humans depend upon animals in various economic and cultural practices, a view that emphasises how the world is never only about humans, but about humans in relation to non-humans and the various ways in which these relations are managed, conceptualised and worked upon.
My published research explores among other things the development of material and ethical infrastructures of animal research, the ways in which science and technology engage with a politics of life across species, and on the making of "good science". More recently, I have worked on issues related to infectious diseases, global risk containment, and public health communication.
I enjoy and benefit from teaching and supervision. In recent years, I have lectured on Science and technology studies, multispecies biopolitics, and biosecurity in the TIK and ESST master programs. I have been the Program coordinator of the TIK and ESST master programs since fall 2017.
Program coordinator of the TIK and ESST master programs (present)
Deputy member, National Research Ethics Committee in Science and Technology (2014-)
- Maternity leave: December 2015-September 2016
- Postdoctoral fellow in STS, TIK: 2013-2017
- University Pedagogy, 2014
- 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
Bjørkdahl, K. & Druglitrø, T. (Forthcoming 2019). "When Authority Goes Viral: Digital Communication and Health Expertise on pandemi.no". In (eds.) Bjørkdahl, K. & Carlsen, B., Pandemics, Publics, and Politics - Staging Responses to Public Health Crises. Palgrave Pivot.
Druglitrø, T. (2018). "Hva sier dyrene?". Book review. Salongen. Nettidsskrift for filosofi og idehistorie. URL: http://www.salongen.no/?p=14267. Reprinted summary in Fagbladet Forskningsetikk, 21 March 2018: https://www.etikkom.no/Aktuelt/Fagbladet-Forskningsetikk/arkiv/2018/2018-1/hva-er-riktig-sporsmal-a-stille-dyr/
Druglitrø, T. (2017). ""Skilled Care" and the Making of Good Science". Science, Technology and Human Values. Special Issue: Science, Culture and Care in Laboratory Animal Research, 43(4): 649-670. Online First January 5 , 2017: https://doi.org/10.1177/0162243916688093.
Asdal, Hinchliffe, and Druglitrø (eds.) (2017): Humans, Animals and Biopolitics: The more-than-human condition. Routledge Publishing.
Asdal, K. & Druglitrø, T. (2017). "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.
Lundblad, Michael & Druglitrø, Tone (2017). Ebola Zombies and Terrorist Animals?: Welcome to World War Z. The BIODIAL Blog.
Davies, Gail F.; Greenhough, Beth J.; Hobson-West, Pru; Kirk, Robert G.W.; Applebee, Ken; Bellingan, Laura C.; Berdoy, Manuel; Buller, Henry; Cassaday, Helen J.; Davies, Keith; Diefenbacher, Daniela; Druglitrø, Tone; Escobar, Maria Paula; Friese, Carrie; Herrmann, Kathrin; Hinterberger, Amy; Jarrett, Wendy J.; Jayne, Kimberley; Johnson, Adam M.; Johnson, Elizabeth R; Konold, Timm; Leach, Matthew C.; Leonelli, Sabina; Lewis, David I; Lilley, Elliot J; Longridge, Emma R.; McLeod, Carmen M.; Miele, Mara; Nelson, Nicole C.; Ormandy, Elisabeth H.; Pallett, Helen; Poort, Lonneke; Pound, Pandora; Ramsden, Edmund; Roe, Emma; Scalway, Helen; Schrader, Astrid; Scotton, Chris J.; Scudamore, Cheryl L.; Smith, Jane A.; Whitfield, Lucy & Wolfensohn, Sarah (2016). "Developing a collaborative agenda for humanities and social scientific research on laboratory animal science and welfare". In: PLoS ONE. ISSN 1932-6203. 11:e0158751(7) . doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0158791
Bjørkdahl, K. & Druglitrø, T. (eds.) (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, K. & Druglitrø, T., Animal Housing and Human-Animal Relations: Practices, Politics and Infrastructures. London: Routledge.
Druglitrø, T. (2015). "Vitenskap, teknologi og samfunn. En introduksjon til STS". Book review. In 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". In (eds.) Messel, J. & Slagstad, R., Profesjonshistorier. Oslo: Pax Forlag.
Druglitrø, T. (2014). "Writing Radical Laboratory Animal Histories". In Nordic Journal of Science and Technology. Special Issue: Writing Nature, 2(1). Open Access: https://www.ntnu.no/ojs/index.php/njsts/article/view/2135
Druglitrø, T. & Kirk, R. G. W. (2014). "Building Transnational Bodies: Norway and the international development of Laboratory Animal Science, c.1956-1980". In Science in Context. Special Issue 02: Science, Technology, Medicine - and the State. The Science-State Nexus in Scandinavia, 1850-1980, 27(2): 333-357. Open Access: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S026988971400009X
Druglitrø, T (2013). "Motstand mot "forstanden": Kontroversen om forsøksdyr og forsøksdyrutvalget i Norge på 1970-tallet". In Materialisten. Tidsskrift for forskning, fagkritikk og teoretisk debatt, 40(3).
Druglitrø, T. (2013). "Naturen som forsvant i redningsforsøket?". Book review. In Materialisten. Tidsskrift for forskning, fagkritikk og teoretisk debatt, 40(1-2): 115-126
Druglitrø, T. (2012). Å skape en standard for velferd. Forsøksdyr i norsk biomedisin, 1953-1986. PhD Thesis. Akademika forlag, 230 p. UiO Untitled