Susanne Bauer

Research scholar
Dr.
Residence:
September 1, 2009 to December 31, 2011
Profile

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.

Read 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.

Read more

Méthot, P.-O. (2010). Meeting Disciplinary Boundaries: Toward a More Inclusive Philosophy of the Life Sciences.

Read more

Bauer, S. (2008). Curating and dis/playing the biopolitics of prevention - A risk assessment software as a museum object?

Read 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.

Read more

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.

Read more

Bauer, S. (2010). Making Mutations: Biodosimetry Tools in Post-Cold War Radiation Epidemiology. In L. Campos (Ed.), Making Mutations. Objects, Practices, Contexts. Cultural History of Heredity Workshop (pp. 209-224). Berlin: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science.

Read more

Bauer, S. (2008). Societal and ethical issues in human biomonitoring – a view from science studies.

Read more

Bauer, S. (2009). Observing the others, watching over oneself: themes of medical surveillance in post-panoptic society.

Read more

Bauer, S., & Wahlberg, A. (Eds.). (2009). Contested categories: life sciences in society. Farnham [u.a.]: Ashgate.

Read more

Bauer, S. (2009). From society to molecule and back: the contested scale of public health science. In S. Bauer, & A. Wahlberg (Eds.), Contested categories: life sciences in society (pp. 113-134). Farnham [u.a.]: Ashgate.

Read more

Wahlberg, A., & Bauer, S. (2009). Introduction: categories of life. In S. Bauer, & A. Wahlberg (Eds.), Contested categories: life sciences in society (pp. 1-13). Farnham [u.a.]: Ashgate.

Read more

Bauer, S. (2009). Politik mit Kategorien. Zur Produktion von Differenz in Epidemiologie und Biomedizin. In A. g. Rassismus (Ed.), Gemachte Differenz. Kontinuitäten biologischer "Rasse" - Konzepte (pp. 278 - 301). Münster: Unrast Verlag.

Read more

Bauer, S. (Ed.). (2009). Prototypisieren. Eine Messe für Theorie und Kunst. Bremen: thealit.

Read more

Arens, P. (2009). Taxo-Klapp und Fleck-Kraftregler. Über die Beweglichkeit der Dinge und die Ambulanz der Wissenschaft. In S. Bauer (Ed.), Prototypisieren. Eine Messe für Theorie und Kunst (pp. 55-62). Bremen: thealit.

Read more

Bauer, S. (2008). Mining data, gathering variables, and recombining information: the flexible architecture of epidemiological studies.

Read more
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
November 2010
Machines of Memory Workshop, MPIWG Berlin
Machines for population health: databases and biobanks in 20th century epidemiology
August 2010
Annual Meeting, Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) Tokyo. Session "Radiation exposures as sites of knowledge production"
Fallout Exposures as Sites of Knowledge Production. The Case of (Post)Soviet Studies in Cancer Epidemiology
April 2011
Tagung "Eingreifen, kritisieren, verändern. Ethnographische und genderkritische Perspektiven auf Interventionen
Interventionen in Biomedizin und Museologie. Zur Ausstellung "Split + Splice. Fragments from the Age of Biomedicine"
September 2010
First European Advances Seminar in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences, hosted by Brocher Foundation, Geneva
Between complexity and restriction. Modelling causation in epidemiology