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.
My web page at work.
A review of A Cultural Biography of the Prostate by Dafydd Wood, Northshire Bookstore (Vermont).
An English podcast from SCAS about A Cultural Biography of the Prostate 8 Sept 2021.
A Swedish podcast about my prostate research, Fakultet: Ska jag ta PSA prov?
Talk about the prostate for the Edinburgh Sceptics/Edinburgh Science Festival 29 June 2021.
Webinar about 'A Cultural Biography of the Prostate' at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 24 March 2021.
Presentation about Refracting social norms through AI, at AI Ethics Seminar, Chalmers, 16 Feb 2021
Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Podcast about bodies and embodiment, with colleagues Lisa Guntram and Kristin Zeiler (in Swedish)
News about our new research project on robots and trust, with Katherine Harrison (in Swedish)
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.