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Dr. Linda Madsen

Kontakt:

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Institut für Soziologie

Centre for Security and Society

Werthmannstr. 15
D–79098 Freiburg im Breisgau

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Tel.: +49 761 203-67709

 

Research interests 

 

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

 

On-going projects

 

RESIBES – Resilienz durch Helfernetzwerke zur Bewältigung von Krisen und Katastrophen

 

Publications (peer reviewed)

 

 

Linda Madsen 

Translocal Connections of Bioinsecurity
Avian Influenza in Turkey and the Becoming of a Global Threat 
                                      ReiheZivile Sicherheit. Schriften zum Fachdialog Sicherheitsforschung

LIT Verlag

 

Selected papers and presentations

  • Madsen, L 2018: "Imaging bio(in)secure aqua- and agriculture situations",  17th Annual STS Conference Graz 2018
    Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies
    , 7.-8. May 2018
  • Hälterlein, J and L. Madsen 2017: "Digitale Technologien und freiwilliges Engagement im Krisen- und Katastrophenschutz", DITeS Tagung, Apps & Co zwischen Lenkung und Selbstermächtigung, Köln 24.11.2017 
  • Madsen, L. and J. Hälterlein 2017: "Collaborate Virtue: New Virtual Space for Volunteers in Emergency and Crisis Response", DGPuK DigiKomm 2017, Stuttgart 10.11.2017
  • Madsen, L. 2017: 'From Corporate- to Collaborate Social Responsibility: Attending to the Matters of Responsibility in NGO-Industry Collaborations', Paper presented at the Third Nordic Science and Technology Studies Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden on June 2
  • Madsen, L. 2016: 'Security Studies Borderlands', 4S/EASST Conference: Science and Technology by Other Means, Barcelona
  • 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 

 

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

 

Organisation of workshops and conference sessions

  •  2018: Imaging sustainable food systems, session within the Sustainable Food Systems Track at the 17th Annual STS Conference Graz 2018 Critical Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies, 7. - 8. May 
  • 2011: ‘Taking care of nature and the natural: Investigating the specificities of Care in Human-Nature Relationships.’Co-organized with Tone Druglitrø, May 11, at TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation, and Culture with invited speakers: Jeanette Pols (Amsterdam), Vickey Singleton (Lancaster).
  • 2008: Bastard Texts: a Renewed Inquiry into the Illicit Textual Affairs between Technoscience, Policy and Literature together with Stefanie Jenssen, Siv Frøydis Berg & Frauke Nowak at the 4s-EASST Conference in Rotterdam, 20. - 23. August 

 

Grants and awards

  • 2018: C. H. Beck Teaching Fellowship 2018-19, for the module Responsibility and Leadership II in the University  College Freiburg (UCF) bachelor program Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS)
  • 2018: Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft Freiburg, support for conference participation
  • 2017: Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft Freiburg, support for conference participation
  • 2015: The Research Council of Norway, with Lit Verlag, Grant for publication of book 
  • 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: Sasakawa Young Leaders Scholarship Fund - UiO, Field research grant
  • 2007: Sasakawa Young Leaders Scholarship Fund - Field research grant

 

Academic positions

  • 3/2016 - current: Research fellow/Postdoc on the project RESIBES - Resilienz durch Helfernetzwerke zur Bewältigung von Krisen und Katastrophen 
  • 11/2015-04/2016: Teaching fellow, University College Freiburg (UCF)
  • 02/2015: Awarded the degree PhD

Thesis titleAvian 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 titleOn the Politics of Cause and Blame: How can STS and a Topological Approach Contribute to Understand Disease Outbreaks?    

  • 10/2006 -12/2013: Research fellow, TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo 

 

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: 

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

 

Teaching in seminars: 

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

  

Languages

  • Norwegian, English, German, Turkish (basic)