within the last five years, selection

(2019) The use of internal family systems therapy (IFS) to treat autoimmunity in the UK. Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), September 4 – 7, New Orleans.

(2018) ‘Saving one’s own skin by engaging with others: Autoimmunity, digital life and bionetworking in Brazil’, Anthropology Seminar Series, Guest lecture, University of Sussex, Brighton/Falmer.

(2018) ‘Recommitting the people within the impaired Self: Regenerative medicine as transfiguration of immunological and psychological socialities’, Conference of the Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth, Oxford.

(2017) ‚Zugehörigkeiten im Kontext von Grenzziehungen biotechnologischer Innovationen für Autoimmunerkrankungen in Brasilien‘, German Anthropological Association Conference, Berlin.

(2017) ‘Autoimmunity, innovation and co-regulation in Brazil: The synthetic phosphoethanolamine case’, 3rd Conf. ‘Social Sciences & Health Innovations: Making Health Public’, Maastricht University & Tomsk State University, Tomsk.

(2017) ‘On the transfiguration of established biomedicine for autoimmunity in Brazil’, Conf. ‘Transfigurationen: Medizin Macht Gesellschaft Macht Medizin’, Arbeitsgruppe Medical Anthropology, Medical Anthropology Switzerland & Wiener Dialoge der Medizinanthropologie, Basel.

(2017) ‘Biotechnological innovation, drug regulation and life assemblages in contemporary Brazil: on the “Fosfo” case from an anthropological perspective’, Arbeitskreis Medical Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin.

(2016) ‚Contested legitimacy of regenerative vs. established biomedicine: ethnographic notes on the practices of engagement among immunostimulant-users to treat autoimmunity in contemporary Brazil’, Workshop ‘Ethics and Politics of Community Engagement in Global Health Research’, University of Oxford, Oxford.

(2015) ‘Ethnographizing the immune system and autoimmunity in contemporary Brazil: notes on methodological strategies, fieldwork experiences and previous research findings’, Workshop ‘Ethnographies & Health’, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London.

(2015) ‘Biomedical innovation and legal constraints through a case-study in Brazil’, 2nd Conf. ‘Social Sciences and Medical Innovations: Doing things together’, Maastricht University & Tomsk State University, Tomsk.



Dr. Márcio Vilar

Faculty of Social Sciences
Institute of Sociology
Research Group Biotechnologies,
Nature and Society

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