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 interests

  • 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 poststructuralist and posthumanist perspectives on nature-culture relations. 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. 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 and the ways in which science and technology engage with a politics of life across species. 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.  

Institutional Responsibilities

Program coordinator of the TIK and ESST master programs (present)

Other duties

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
Tags: Actor-Network Theory, Feminist Theory, Science and Technology Studies, History of science and technology


Bjørkdahl, K. & Druglitrø, T. (2019). "When Authority Goes Viral: Digital Communication and Health Expertise on". In (eds.) Bjørkdahl, K. & Carlsen, B., Pandemics, Publics, and Politics - Staging Responses to Public Health Crises. Palgrave Pivot.

Druglitrø, Ingierd & Torp (2018). "Dyreforsøk er vanskelig, derfor trenger vi etiske retningslinjer". Opinion piece published at URL:

Druglitrø, T. (2018). "Hva sier dyrene?". Book review. Salongen. Nettidsskrift for filosofi og idehistorie. URL: Reprinted summary in Fagbladet Forskningsetikk, 21 March 2018:

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:

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:

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:

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

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