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Refracting bodies through technology

Technologies refract discourses. They articulate silent understandings, highlight cultural values, emphasize subtle ideas. Studying technological artefacts can help trace the discursive contours within which we live.


And give us words to challenge them.


I research technologies and material discursive practices of the body, human and robotic. Employing theoretical tools from feminist technoscience studies, I find my academic home at the juncture of STS and medical sociology. I work with fantastic colleagues at the Department of Thematic Studies, Linköping University, in a research seminar group called Bodies, Knowledge and Subjectivity, the Bodies Hub, and at the Center for Medical Humanities and Bioethics. Feel free to check out my publications here or contact me by post or email.


On the web, in other places

My web page at work.

Alumni of the Young Academy of Sweden.

A short info film for young men about the prostate, in collaboration with Stockholms mansmottagning:

...in English: What is the prostate?

...in Swedish: Vad är prostatan?

Some press about my research: 

Just a Tablet in the Linköping University Alumni magazine (p.16-17)

...and in Swedish Bara ett piller, eller?

Därför ör färgen på viagratabletten blå in Läkemedelsvärlden

Vad styr vilka läkemedel vi använder? Linköping University News

Den Säljande Sjukdomen in Unionen. Farmaci & Hälsa, March 2018 (p 25)

A presentation about Glocal Pharma at 'Transitional States' in London, 17 May 2018

A podcast from the 2018 Forskarmöten - an ontology and epistemology exercise (in Swedish)

A brief blog on Curie about doing a PhD in Sweden.

An odd poem about gynaecological simulators at Christmas time.

An interview about Viagra in Sweden, on Studio Ett, in Swedish.

An interview about the new book Gendering Drugs, on New Books Network.

A radio programme about the Swedish Viagra Man, in Swedish.

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Tema Genus

Linköping University

581 83 Linköping

Sweden

ORCID: 0000-0001-5041-5018

+46 (0)706536619

ericka.johnson@liu.se

ericka.johnson@gmail.com