Hanne Castberg Thee Tresselt

Visiting Student Researcher

PhD Candidate, University of Oslo

CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies, CSTMS
Affiliation period: September 2023 - May 2024
Degrees Practical Teacher Training :: University of South-Eastern Norway (2017)
MA in Cultural and Ideas Studies :: University of Oslo (2011)
BA in Social Anthropology :: University of Oslo (2006)

Research Areas

STS, human-animal-studies, science-society relations, laboratory ethnography

Hanne holds a BA in Social Anthropology and an inter-disciplinary MA in Cultural and Ideas Studies, both from the University of Oslo. For her masters she did fieldwork in an animal house, investigating how animal technicians deal with ethical dilemmas when working with and using animals in the laboratory for medical research. Through this work Hanne was introduced to STS and laboratory ethnography. She has also completed Practical Teacher Training (PPU) and spent three years working as a teacher.

In her project Hanne ethnographically explores innovations in vaccine development, especially DNA-vaccines, and how the human immune system is created, conceptualized and made resistant in the laboratory through practices, materialities, and rhetorical actions. She focuses especially on the human/more-
than-human entanglements and science-society relations through communication practices. Hanne’s project is part of the research project  ResBod: Resisting Bodies: the Politics and Practices of the Immune System.

last updated: February 21st, 2024