Anchor Teacher

Cynthia Kraus, PhD, is a philosopher and senior lecturer at the University of Lausanne. In her research Cynthia has explored the body as a site of medical intervention and interpretation. She has examined ways in which clinicians define, diagnose, and treat, for instance, disorders of sex development, gender dysphoria and sexual troubles.

Main Speakers

Laura Watts, associate professor in Science and Technology Studies (STS) at IT University of Copenhagen, attempts in her research to re-imagine how the future gets made in high-tech industry, and how it might be made otherwise. In addition, she has extensive experience in giving workshops on how different writing methods (from poetry to fanzines) change the futures we imagine and make and on how to re-think and re-make traditional academic writing methods.

Tora Holmberg, professor at Department of Sociology, Uppsala University, situates her research within science and technology studies (STS), feminist science studies and human-animal studies. Taking a cultural sociology approach meaning making and practice are central concerns in Tora’s research as well as issues that may appear as somewhat marginal to social science and sociology: science and its objects, sex, bodies, nature, animals, physical space.

Kajsa Ellegård, professor at Tema T – Technology and Social Change, Linköping University, has contributed greatly to the development of time geography, on national and international levels. Kajsa’s research concerns, broadly, patterns in everyday activities, the role of technology and the individual’s physical presence in everyday life and household energy use.

Corinna Kruse, lecturer at Tema T – Technology and Social Change, Linköping University, has worked extensively in the borderland between STS and anthropology. She will be contributing with her experiences of researching the body and its traces with ethnographic methods.

Kristin Zeiler, Pro Futura Scientia Fellow and professor at Tema T – Technology and Social Change, Linköping University, will contribute with her interdisciplinary expertise on philosophical, ethical, and socio-cultural aspects of biotechnological interventions and the use of medical technology, therapy, and surgery, and how these – as well as experience of pain and illness – can form our ways of engaging with others and the world and inform our self-understandings.

Pinar Yoldas is a cross-disciplinary artist/researcher based in Durham, North Carolina. Her work develops within biological sciences through architectural installations, kinetic sculpture, sound, video and drawing with a focus on post-humanism, eco-nihilism, anthropocene and feminist technoscience.

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