I am a PhD fellow at the Medical Museion with a academic background in philosophy.
Current research: PhD project
Project title: Between living subject and object of investigation - the body as an unruly epistemic object in medical practice.
The project explores structures of the encounter with the body in medical practice as an epistemic activity. Particularly it aims to do this by focusing on unruly bodies understood through the notion of the abject, taken from the French-Bulgarian philosopher Julia Kristeva.
The project is thematically divided into three parts.
(1) Mapping of approaches to the body in medical sciences through qualitative data collection, particularly focussing on approaches "out of place" or abject.
(2) Theoretical investigation of the body as en epistemic thing in medical science, and the relation between body-as-abject and body-as-scientific-object.
(3) Deliberations on the role of medical humanities and a suggestion on reversing the medical humanities to open up a common field between medicine and humanities.
The three parts of the project function separately but each part draws on insights gained in or ideas developed in the others.
Fields of interest
- Theoretical psychoanalysis
- Body and/in medical science
- Epistemology & Philosophy of Science in Practice
- Medical humanities
Fall 2020: Philosophy, history and theory of science in the context of Medical Science and Technology Studies (with Karin Tybjerg and Simone Cecilie Grytter)
Fall 2019: Philosophy, history and theory of science in the context of Medical Science and Technology Studies (with Karin Tybjerg and Simone Cecilie Grytter)
Fall 2018: Philosophy, history and theory of science in the context of Medical Science and Technology Studies (with Karin Tybjerg)
Please feel free to contact me with any questions, collaboration proposals or interest in further information about my project.