Tone Druglitrø

Image of Tone Druglitrø
Norwegian version of this page
Phone +47-22841627
Mobile phone 94986339 94986339
Room 537
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)
  • Care studies
  • History of science, culture and medicine
  • Human-animal studies
  • Cultural studies

My research is concerned with the material and ethical infrastructures of public health medicine; the relationship between standardisation, instrumentality and care in biomedicine; multispecies biopolitics; and the cultural and scientific history of human-animal relations. Recently, I have begun to explore new modes of public health communication and the role of data infrastructures for vaccination governance in a European context. 

My educational background is interdisciplinary and includes Social anthropology, Middle Eastern studies, Science of religions and Culture, Environment and Sustainability Studies. During my university studies I became particularly interested in poststructuralist and posthumanist perspectives on nature-culture and power-knowledge 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. I have contributed to ongoing discussions in STS, human-animal studies and post-humanities on the biopolitics, care and ethics of human-animal relations. 

I am currently coordinating the TIK methods lab. Follow this link for upcoming seminars for fall 2019: TIK Methods Lab

Institutional Responsibilities

Program leader of the TIK master program (present)

Director of studies of the ESST master program (present)

Safety representative, TIK (2018-)

Other duties

Deputy member, National Research Ethics Committee in Science and Technology (2014-)

Working group (2015-2018): Animals in Science and Research Ethics. [Forskningsetiske retningslinjer for bruk av dyr i forskning (2018)] (NENT) 

Working group (2018- ): Artificial Intelligence and Research Ethics (NENT)


  • 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


Druglitrø, T. (2019). "De skjulte dyrene i byen". In Tidsskriftet Byminner, special issue Dyr i Byen [Urban Animals]

Druglitrø, T. (2019). "Makt og bestialitet under det franske eneveldet". Book Review., March 21, 2019. URL:

Druglitrø, Hanson, Mäkitie & Reinertsen (2019). "Tverrfaglighet under press", opinion piece in Morgenbladet, February 8, 2019. URL:

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

Published Sep. 23, 2010 3:36 PM - Last modified Sep. 13, 2019 9:50 AM