Tone Druglitrø

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Visiting address Moltke Moes vei 31 Eilert Sundts hus blokk B 0851 OSLO
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Academic interests 

  • Science and Technology studies (STS)
  • Care studies
  • History of science, culture and medicine
  • Human-animal studies

Tone Druglitrø's research concerns the role of nonhuman animals in medicine, culture and politics, and the different ways in which humans depend upon, modify, use, care for, and regulate relationships with nonhumans and our natural environments. Pursuing these interests, Tone has published on the role of animal models for the development of modern medicine, on ethics, expertise and care in laboratory animal research, on technical and regulatory infrastructures  around animal husbandry and care, and multispecies biopolitics. 

Tone is currently Ieading an RCN Young Researcher Talent project entitled ResBod: Resisting Bodies: The Politics and Practices of the Immune System (2020-2023) that explores the different ways knowledge about the immune system is generated, and how immunological knowledge is made integral to political, social and ethical challenges surrounding healthy co-existence between humans, animals and natural environments.

Teaching and supervision

Tone is currently coordinating "TIK4001 Teknologi, innovasjon og kunnskap" and teaching the module "Introduction to STS". She also teach on biopolitics, risk and care in the STS specialisation (TIK4011). She has supervised a number of MA thesis on various topics such as controversies on human-animal relations, care in science, telecare and its various social and political implications, the role of social media in society, and technical innovations in public transport.  

Institutional responsibilities

Program leader of the TIK master program (present)

Director of studies of the ESST master program (present)

Safety representative, TIK (present)

Representative for temporary staff, TIK Board (present)

Coordinator of TIK Methods Lab: TIK Methods Lab

Other duties

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

Expert member/NENT representative, National Committee for Research Ethics on Human Remains (2020-)

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

Working group (2018-2019): Artificial Intelligence and Research Ethics .[Output: Forskningsetisk betenkning om kunstig intelligens forskning (2019)] (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


  • Bjørkdahl, Kristian & Druglitrø, Tone (2019). When Authority Goes Viral: Digital Communication and Health Expertise on, In Kristian Bjørkdahl & Benedicte Carlsen (ed.),  Pandemics, Publics, and Politics - Staging Responses to Public Health Crises.  Palgrave Pivot.  ISBN 978-981-13-2801-5.  Chapter 6.  s 75 - 91
  • Asdal, Kristin & Druglitrø, Tone (2017). Modifying the biopolitical collective. The law as a moral technology, In Kristin Asdal; Tone Druglitrø & Steve Hinchliffe (ed.),  Humans, Animals and Biopolitics: The More Than Human Condition.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-4724-4868-2.  4.
  • Asdal, Kristin; Druglitrø, Tone & Hinchliffe, Steve (2017). Introduction. The more than human condition: Sentient creatures and versions of biopolitics, In Kristin Asdal; Tone Druglitrø & Steve Hinchliffe (ed.),  Humans, Animals and Biopolitics: The More Than Human Condition.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-4724-4868-2.  Introduksjon.
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2017). "Skilled Care" and the Making of Good Science. Science, Technology and Human Values.  ISSN 0162-2439.  43(4), s 649- 670 . doi: 10.1177/0162243916688093 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Bjørkdahl, Kristian & Druglitrø, Tone (2016). Animal Housing/Housing Animals: Nodes of politics, practices and infrastructures, In Kristian Bjørkdahl & Tone Druglitrø (ed.),  Animal Housing and Human-Animal Relations: Politics, Practices and Infrastructures.  Routledge.  ISBN 9781138854116.  1.  s 1 - 14
  • 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. PLOS ONE.  ISSN 1932-6203.  11:e0158751(7) . doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0158791
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2016). Care and tinkering in the animal house. Conditioning monkeys for poliomyelitis research and public health work, In Kristian Bjørkdahl & Tone Druglitrø (ed.),  Animal Housing and Human-Animal Relations: Politics, Practices and Infrastructures.  Routledge.  ISBN 9781138854116.  10.  s 151 - 166
  • Asdal, Kristin & Druglitrø, Tone (2014). Veterinærene. En profesjons arbeid på grensen: For jurisdiksjon og velferd, I: Rune Slagstad & Jan Messel (red.),  Profesjonshistorier.  Pax Forlag.  ISBN 978-82-530-3752-3.  23.  s 700 - 734
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2014). Writing radical laboratory animal histories. Nordic Journal of Science and Technology Studies.  ISSN 1894-4647.  2(1), s 36- 44 . doi: 10.5324/njsts.v2i1.2135 Show summary
  • Druglitrø, Tone & Kirk, Robert G. W. (2014). Building Transnational Bodies: Norway and the International Development of Laboratory Animal Science, ca.1956-1980. Science in Context.  ISSN 0269-8897.  27, s 333- 357 . doi: 10.1017/S026988971400009X
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2013). Motstand mot "forstanden": Kontroversen om forsøksdyr og forsøksdyrutvalget i Norge på 1970-tallet. Materialisten. Tidsskrift for forskning, fagkritikk og teoretisk debatt.  ISSN 0801-3055.  40(3), s 59- 87
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2009). Negotiating a Standard, In Tora Holmberg (ed.),  Investigating Human/Animal Relations.  Centrum för genusvetenskap.  ISBN 978-91-978186-0-5.  4:5.  s 172 - 181

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  • Asdal, Kristin; Druglitrø, Tone & Hinchliffe, Steve (ed.) (2017). Humans, Animals and Biopolitics: The More Than Human Condition. Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-4724-4868-2.  224 s. Show summary
  • Bjørkdahl, Kristian & Druglitrø, Tone (ed.) (2016). Animal Housing and Human-Animal Relations: Politics, Practices and Infrastructures. Routledge.  ISBN 9781138854116.  215 s. Show summary

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  • Druglitrø, Tone (2020, 30. mars). Mennesker og virus. Hvem har skylda for coronaviruset?. [TV].  Norsk Rikskringkasting.
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2020, 17. april). Utfordrer samspillet mellom dyr og menneske. [Internett].
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2020). Virusutbrudd er et økologisk problem. Avisa Vårt land.
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2019). Makt og bestialitet under det franske eneveldet.
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2019). Negotiating monkey lifetimes: Exploring practices of quarantining, containment and trade of laboratory animals.
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2019). "Paper Care": Animal Research Applications as Genre.
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2019). Å studere etikk og verdier i praksis: Materiell-semiotiske perspektiver på menneske-dyr relasjoner.
  • Druglitrø, Tone; Hanson, Jens; Mäkitie, Tuukka & Reinertsen, Hilde (2019). Tverrfaglighet under press. Morgenbladet.  ISSN 0805-3847.
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2018). Domestisering, omsorg og instrumentalitet. Kommentar til boka Domestication gone wild (red. Swanson, Lien & Ween, 2018).
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2018). Hva sier dyrene?. Salongen – nettidsskrift for filosofi og idéhistorie. Show summary
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2018). Instrumentalitet og omsorg i menneske-dyr relasjoner.
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2018). Paper care, or the exercise of harm-benefit analysis in the animal research apparatus.
  • Druglitrø, Tone & Asdal, Kristin (2018). Accounts that may move: Material-semiotics and the more-than-human condition.
  • Druglitrø, Tone; Ingierd, Helene & Torp, Ingrid S. (2018). Dyreforsøk er vanskelig, derfor trenger vi etiske retningslinjer.  ISSN 1891-635X.
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2017). Texts as infrastructure. The global governance of viral diseases and the emerging problem of connectedness.
  • Lundblad, Michael & Druglitrø, Tone (2017). Ebola Zombies and Terrorist Animals?: Welcome to World War Z. The BIODIAL Blog.
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2015). Etikk og omsorg i laboratoriet: Forsøksdyr og framveksten av "god vitenskap".
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2015). Vitenskap, teknologi og samfunn. En introduksjon til STS. Nordic Journal of Science and Technology Studies.  ISSN 1894-4647.  3(2), s 47- 50
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2014). Veterinary care and animal welfare: The development of laboratory animal science in Norway.
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2014). Å skrive radikale historier om dyr: Forsøksdyr i norsk biomedisin.
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2013). Naturen som forsvant i redningsforsøket?. Materialisten. Tidsskrift for forskning, fagkritikk og teoretisk debatt.  ISSN 0801-3055.  40(1-2), s 115- 126
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2013). Tinkering with the Macaque: The role of husbandry practices and infrastructural arrangements in laboratory animal modelling in Norway.
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2012). Human-animal intra-actions in laboratory animal science: A historical perspective.
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2012). Skilled care: Investigating notions of care in Laboratory Animal Science.
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2012). Å skape en standard for velferd. Forsøksdyr i norsk biomedisin, 1953-1986.
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2011). "Skilled Care".
  • Druglitrø, Tone & Kirk, Robert G. W. (2011). Communicating Care: Scientific standards and moral values in the transnational development of laboratory animal science, c. 1956-1988.
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2010). Skilled Care: Establishing a standard for good care in Norwegian Laboratory Animal Science, 1960 -1977.
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2010). Skilled Care: Investigating Care in Norwegian Laboratory Animal Science, 1970 - 1977.
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2009). Changing Practices, Changing Perspectives: Laboratory Animals in Post Second World War Norway.
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2009). Changing Practices, Changing Perspectives: Standardizing Laboratory Animal Science in Post Second World War Norway.
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2009). Practices are not everywhere, they are somewhere?: Exploring Standardization in Relation to Care Practices.
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2008). Animals as Technology.
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2008). Nye visjoner og "nye" dyr.
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2008). Scientific Animals: Negotiating a Standard.
  • Druglitrø, Tone (2008). Searching for analytical concepts and perspectives for narrating the history of laboratory animals at the University of Oslo in the post-war era.

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Published Sep. 23, 2010 3:36 PM - Last modified Mar. 25, 2020 3:11 PM