Susanne Bauer

Visiting Scholar (Sep 2019)

PhD, Professor, TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture

Susanne Bauer is an STS scholar and professor at the TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo. Coming to STS from a background of environmental science and epidemiology, Susanne’s research areas include the history and sociology of recent biomedicine and epidemiology, focusing on infrastructures and practices of risk assessment in environmental health. Before moving to the University of Oslo in 2016, she held a junior professorship in sociology of science at the Goethe University Frankfurt. She has held research scholarships at IFK Vienna, MPIWG Berlin, Indiana University Bloomington, the University of Copenhagen’s Medical Museion, and the Department of European Ethnology, Humboldt University Berlin. Between 1997 and her PhD in public health (University of Bielefeld, 2004), she worked as a radiation epidemiologist in Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation as part of projects funded by the European Union.




Animal Lounges: Launching Nature into the History of Airports


"It Was the Nightingale, Not the Jumbo": Acoustic Borderlands at Frankfurt Airport


Micropolitics of Difference: Soviet/Russian Biomedical Sciences from the Atomic Age to Genomics


Selected Publications

Malaisé, V., Aroyo, L., Brugman, H., Gazendam, L., De Jong, A., Negru, C., & Schreiber, G. (2006). Evaluating a thesaurus browser for an audio-visual archive. In S. Staab, & V. Svatek (Eds.), Managing knowledge in a world of networks (pp…

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Brugman, H., Malaisé, V., & Gazendam, L. (2006). A web based general thesaurus browser to support indexing of television and radio programs. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2006) (pp…

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Wittenburg, P., Dirksmeyer, R., Brugman, H., & Klaas, G. (2004). Digital formats for images, audio and video. Language Archive Newsletter, 1(1), 3-6.

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Brugman, H. (2004). ELAN Releases 2.0.2 and 2.1. Language Archive Newsletter, 1(2), 4-4.

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External/Cooperation Event

Visibility Matters: Rendering Human Origins and Diversity in Space and Time


Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities

"Genogeography" and the Micropolitics of Difference: On Post-Lysenko Human Genetics in the late Soviet Union

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 Soviet Human Genetics at the End of the Cold War

Colloquium series, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Indiana University, Bloomington

Gene entanglements: Post-Lysenko genetics, 'medico-biological science' and the emergence of 'genetic epidemiology 'in the USSR

Workshop "Human Heredity: biology, anthropology and public health, 1940s-1970s, EHESS, Paris

Micropolitics of difference. A post-Soviet human genetic diversity project?

Workshop: "Technologies of Belonging: Biology, Race and Ethnicity in Europe", Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research

Strahlen-Effekte. Vom Kalten Krieg zur globalen Primärprävention

Kolloquium, Institut für Geschichte der Medizin, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

Machines for population health: databases and biobanks in 20th century epidemiology

Machines of Memory Workshop, MPIWG Berlin

Fallout Exposures as Sites of Knowledge Production. The Case of (Post)Soviet Studies in Cancer Epidemiology

Annual Meeting, Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) Tokyo. Session "Radiation exposures as sites of knowledge production"

Interventionen in Biomedizin und Museologie. Zur Ausstellung "Split + Splice. Fragments from the Age of Biomedicine"

Tagung "Eingreifen, kritisieren, verändern. Ethnographische und genderkritische Perspektiven auf Interventionen

Between complexity and restriction. Modelling causation in epidemiology

First European Advances Seminar in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences, hosted by Brocher Foundation, Geneva