Kristin Asdal

Professor, Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo
University of Oslo
CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies, CSTMS
Affiliation period: August 2013 - January 2014
Degrees Dr. Art, Faculty of Humanities :: University of Oslo (2004)
Candidata philologiae, History (1994)
Candidata magisterii, Philosophy, Economic History, and Environmental Sociology :: University of Oslo (1992)

Kristin is a Fulbright scholar and comes from the Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture (TIK) at the University of Oslo where she is professor in STS and directs the interdisciplinary research group Nature and the Natural. Kristin is also an external member of the Centre for the Study of Invention and Social Process at Goldsmiths, University of London. With a background in economic history, Kristin has been particularly interested in exploring the exchanges and confrontations between natural science and economics within politics and administration. She is fascinated by the workings of ordinary political institutions and the technologies of politics involved in producing ordinariness.

She recently edited (with Ingunn Moser) a special issue of STHV on ‘context’ and the STS-history relation. Currently she is involved in editing a special issue (with Noortje Marres) on the performativity of environmental change and the role of social science methods in environmental planning. Kristin is also continuing her work on the project “Enacting values from the sea - the little tools of co-modification," exploring the innovative practices, transformations, and failures involved in making new species become farmed commodities. At CSTMS  she is continuing her work on the life science project exploring the encounters between biology, market research, and innovation strategies and the enactment of values involved.

last updated: May 8th, 2014