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Dr. Linda Madsen

Kontakt:

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Institut für Soziologie
Werthmannstr. 15
D–79098 Freiburg im Breisgau

E-Mail: linda.madsen@soziologie.uni-freiburg.de 

Tel.: +49 761 203 67709
 

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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)

Academic experience

  • 3/2016 - current: Research fellow/Postdoc on the project RESIBES - Resilienz durch Helfernetzwerke zur Bewältigung von Krisen und Katastrophen 
  • 1/2016 - current: Teaching fellow, University College Freiburg (UCF). https://www.ucf.uni-freiburg.de
  • 02/2015: Awarded the degree PhD.

Thesis title: Avian flu mobilities. Following bio(in)security in Turkey and beyond, TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo

Trial lecture title: On the Politics of Cause and Blame: How can STS and a Topological Approach Contribute to Understand Disease Outbreaks?    
http://www.sv.uio.no/tik/forskning/aktuelt/arrangementer/disputaser/2015/linda-madsen-04-02-15.html

  • 10/2006 -12/2013: Research fellow, TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo 
  • 8/2002 - 9/2003: M.A. Society, Science and Technology in Europe (ESST), University of Oslo / Istanbul Technical University

Thesis title: Technological Solutions to Industrial Pollution: An Empirical Analysis of Implementation of Wastewater Treatment Technology in the Turkish Textile Industry

  • 8/1998 - 12/2001: Cand.mag. Social anthropology (University of Oslo), Social sciences (Stavanger University College), and Development studies (Agder University College).  

Publications (peer reviewed)

  • Madsen, L. 2016: Translocal Connections of Bioininsecurity. Avian Influenza in Turkey and the Becoming of a Global Threat, Lit Verlag, Münster 
  • Madsen, L. 2015 (under review): ‘Biosikkerhet’, in Store norske leksikon
  • Madsen, L. 2016: ‘Report from the conference, ‘Epidemics entanglements: Exploring the interrelation between cities and infectious disease’, Frankfurt/Main. July 24 – 25, 2014’, in Curare Journal of Medical Anthropology, Issue 37, Vol. 4 or Issue 38, Vol. 1+2
  • Madsen, L. 2015: Avian flu mobilities. Following bio(in)security in Turkey and beyond. Thesis submitted in total fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Ph.D. Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo. Akademika Publishing, Oslo

Invited lectures and talks

  • 4/2016: ‘Tracking birds: Documents across scales’, Little Tools Workshop: The Sites of Documents, University of Oslo
  • 7/2015: ‘Doing a Science and Technology Study: STS in Practice’, University College Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau
  • 5/2015: ‘On the politics of cause and blame: How can STS and a topological approach contribute to the understanding of disease events?’ Institute of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
  • 9/2015: ‘Digital re-configuration of disease, sites and technology’, DELSI ‘Digital Epidemiology and its ethical, legal and social implications’ International and interdisciplinary symposium arranged by Robert Koch Institute (RKI) and Center for Technology and Society (TUB), Berlin

Selected papers

  • with Jens Hälterlein 10/2016: 'Koordination von freiwilligen Helfer_innen bei der Bewältigung von Krisen und Katastrophen. Erkenntnisse aus dem Projekt RESIBES', Interdisziplinären Workshop: Bewältigung von psychosozialen Problemen undKommunikationskonzepte im nuklearen Notfallschutz, organised by  Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz,  Bundesamt für Bevölkerungsschutz und Katastrophenhilfe and Centre for Security and Society , University of Freiburg
  • 4/2016: ‘Tracking birds: Documents across scales’, Little Tools Workshop: The Sites of Documents, University of Oslo
  • Madsen, L. 2015: ‘Digital re-configuration of disease, sites and technology’, DELSI ‘Digital Epidemiology and its ethical, legal and social implications’ International and interdisciplinary symposium arranged by Robert Koch Institute (RKI) and Center for Technology and Society (TUB), Berlin
  • Madsen, L. 2011: ‘Mapping Bioinsecurity. Avian Influenza in and Beyond Turkey.’ Annual Conference Royal Geographical Society with IBG, London
  • Madsen, L. 2009: Making of a Controllable Avian Flu – The Contribution of Turkey.’ 9th Nordic Environmental Social Science Conference (NESS): Knowledge, Learning and Action for Sustainability
  • Madsen, L. 2008: Avian Influenza and its Circulation between Global Plans and Local Practices.’ Seminar: Nature and Science, University of Oslo
  • Madsen, L. 2008: ‘Facts on flu?’ Joint Annual Meeting Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) and European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST), Rotterdam
  • Madsen, L. 2008: ‘Performing global risk’, Scientific workshop: Natures we care for, Hamarøy, Norway
  • Madsen, L. 2006: 'Users and Producers of Food and Food Politics. Consumers as agents for environmental sustainability within the framework of a new political technology'. International conference: The technologies of nature-politics. Organized by Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture (TIK), University of Oslo, Oslo  

Current teaching

 

Previous teaching

University College Freiburg, (UCF) B.A. level

  • WS 2015/2016 and SS 2016: Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and issue formation, University College Freiburg (UCF)

 

University of Oslo, M.A. level:

Course coordination, module responsibility and teaching:

  • Spring 2007 and 2008: Science and Politics in Controversies on Nature
  • Autumn 2009:  Actor Network Theory and Expertise
  • Autumn 2008:  Politics of Knowledge

 

Teaching in seminars:

  • Autumn 2011: Multi-Sited Ethnographic Fieldwork
  • Spring 2009: Scientific Citizenship
  • Spring 2009: Scientific Governance
  • Autumn 2007: STS and Political Interventions

Grants and awards

  • 2015: Grant for publication of book with Lit Verlag from The Research Council of Norway
  • 2011: Funding from Kultrans for organizing two days international workshop, “Taking care of nature and the natural: Investigating the specificities of Care in Human-Nature Relationships.” Co-organized with Tone Druglitrø, May 11, 2011.
  • 2008: Field research grant, UiO Sasakawa Young Leaders Scholarship Fund
  • 2007: Field research grant, UiO Sasakawa Young Leaders Scholarship Fund 

Languages

  • Norwegian, English, German, Turkish (basic)