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Dr. Linda Madsen


Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Institut für Soziologie

Centre for Security and Society

Werthmannstr. 15
D–79098 Freiburg im Breisgau


Tel.: +49 761 203-67709


Research interests 


  • Science and Technology Studies (STS)
  • Feminist technoscience
  • Multi-sited praxiography
  • More-than-human geographies
  • Spontaneous volunteering, emergency and disaster relief
  • Biosecurity and bioinsecurity
  • Corporate social responsibility (CSR)
  • Public participation / User studies
  • Politics of science and knowledge
  • Global and trans-local relations (environmental- and disease governance)


On-gong projects


RESIBES – Resilienz durch Helfernetzwerke zur Bewältigung von Krisen und Katastrophen


Recent publications 


Hälterlein, Jens, Linda Madsen, Agentha Schuchardt, Roman Peperhove and Lars Gerhold 2017: "Integrating volunteers in emergency response: A strategy for increased resilience within German civil security research", pp.113 - 128 in  Fekete, Alexander and Fiedrich, Frank (Eds.): Urban Disaster Resilience and Security. Addressing Risks in Societies, The Urban Book Series, Springer

Madsen, Linda 2017: Biosikkerhet  (Link) in Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian only),  May 5, 2017


Translocal Connections of Bioinsecurity
Avian Influenza in Turkey and the Becoming of a Global Threat

Linda Madsen

LIT Verlag
ReiheZivile Sicherheit. Schriften zum Fachdialog Sicherheitsforschung Bd. 14, 2016, 248 S.

ISBN 978-3-643-90843-8