Prof'in Dr. Susanne Bauer - Research

Research Areas:

  • Science and Technology Studies (STS), social studies of science, technology, and medicine
  • Sociology of infrastructure: collections, databases, biobanks
  • Risk sociology
  • Sociology of scientific practice, in particular data-intensive research, biomedicine, environment, biodiversity
  • Scientific knowledge and social transition, biomedicine and the cold war
  • Socio-technical assemblages, hybrid ecologies

Conferences Organized:

  • Visibility Matters. Rendering Human Origins and Diversity in Time and Space. Lucerne, Switzerland, April 25-27, 2013; (organized jointly with Marianne Sommer, University of Lucerne; Veronika Lipphardt, Max Planck Institute for the History of  Science, Berlin, Staffan Müller-Wille, University of Exeter; Alexandra Widmer, University of Toronto)
  • Knowledge in a Box: How Mundane Things Shape Knowledge Production. Kavala, Greece, July 26-29, 2012; (organized jointly with Maria Rentetzi, Technical University of Athens and Martina Schlünder, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin) 
  • Data - Difference - Diversity. Technologies of Differentiation in the Life Sciences. Berlin, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Nov. 24–26, 2011 (organized jointly with Christine Hanke, University of Potsdam and Sabine Höhler, KTH Stockholm)

Current Research Projects

  • Epidemiological Risk Scores as Knowledge Transfer Devices (BMBF grant 2013-2016, research associate: Dr. Katrin Amelang).
  • Micropolitics of Difference: Soviet/Russian Biomedical Sciences from the Atomic Era to the Age of Genomics (collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin)

Exhibitions and Installations:

"Split + Splice. Fragments from the Age of Biomedicine / Del + Hel. Brudstykker fra biomedicinens tid." Temporary Exhibition Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen, 11 June 2009- 4 April 2010 (with Martha Fleming, Søren Bak-Jensen, Sniff Andersen Nexø, Hanne Jessen, Jan Eric Olsén, Jonas Paludan et al.); Recipients of the 2010 Dibner Award for Excellence in Museum Exhibits by the Social History of Technology (SHOT).

Laboratorium "Prototypisieren. Eine Messe für Theorie und Kunst", Bremen, 28-30 March 2008 (zusammen mit Ulrike Bergermann, Christine Hanke, Helene von Oldenburg, Claudia Reiche, Andrea Sick). Laboratorium

"Der Fleck-Kraftregler und die Un-/m/-Ordnung der Dinge" – Installation, Prototypisieren. Eine Messe für Theorie und Kunst, thealit Bremen, 28-30 März 2008 (zusammen mit Pit Arens, Christine Hanke, Martina Schlünder)