Susanne Bauer

Research Scholar


Residence: September 1, 2009–December 31, 2011


Having moved to science studies from a background of environmental science and epidemiology, my research fields include the history of recent biomedicine, epidemiology, risk assessment practices and environmental health. In particular, I have been interested in research collections and archives, including databases and biobanks, in the practices of data organization, mining and processing and in scientific visualizations and imaging. My current research is on Soviet and post-Soviet biomedical studies of radiation exposures, 1970 to present. Before joining this project, I have worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen (2005-2009) and at the Department for European Ethnology, Humboldt University Berlin (2007-2009). From 1997 up to my PhD in 2004 (Dr Public Health, University of Bielefeld), I was involved in radiation epidemiology projects in the former Soviet Union.

Selected publications

  • Bauer, S. (2011). Appréhender le social dans la recherche épidémiologique: vers une politique des associations statistiques? In J. Vailly, J. Kehr, & J. Niewöhner (Eds.), De la vie biologique à la vie sociale. Approches sociologiques et anthropologiques (pp. 298-327). Paris: La Découverte. More
  • Bauer, S. (2011). Formation des "Sozialen" in Biomedizin und Lebenswissenschaften: eine Politik der Assoziationen? In J. Niewöhner, J. Kehr, & J. Vailly (Eds.), Leben in Gesellschaft: Biomedizin – Politik – Sozialwissenschaften (pp. 331-359). Bielefeld: transcript. More
  • Méthot, P.-O. (2010). Meeting Disciplinary Boundaries: Toward a More Inclusive Philosophy of the Life Sciences. More
  • Bauer, S. (2008). Curating and dis/playing the biopolitics of prevention - A risk assessment software as a museum object? More
  • Bauer, S., Bischof, C., Haufe, S. G., Beck, S., & Scholze-Irrlitz, L. (Eds.). (2010). Essen in Europa: kulturelle 'Rückstände' in Nahrung und Körper. Bielefeld: Transcript. More Book page
  • Bauer, S. (2010). Nutrigenomik: technowissenschaftliches Fine-Tuning von Nahrung und Körper. In S. Bauer, C. Bischof, S. G. Haufe, S. Beck, & L. Scholze-Irrlitz (Eds.), Essen in Europa: kulturelle 'Rückstände' in Nahrung und Körper (pp. 163-190). Bielefeld: Transcript. More

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Talks and presentations

October 2011 Workshop Series: History and Sociology of Science, Medicine and Technology, Department of History & Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania – "Genogeography" and the Micropolitics of Difference: On Post-Lysenko Human Genetics in the late Soviet Union
September 2011 Colloquium series, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Indiana University, Bloomington – "Genogeography" and the Micropolitics of Difference. On Soviet Human Genetics at the End of the Cold War
June 2011 Workshop "Human Heredity: biology, anthropology and public health, 1940s-1970s, EHESS, Paris – Gene entanglements: Post-Lysenko genetics, 'medico-biological science' and the emergence of 'genetic epidemiology 'in the USSR
June 2011 Workshop: "Technologies of Belonging: Biology, Race and Ethnicity in Europe", Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research – Micropolitics of difference. A post-Soviet human genetic diversity project?
January 2011 Kolloquium, Institut für Geschichte der Medizin, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen – Strahlen-Effekte. Vom Kalten Krieg zur globalen Primärprävention