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Séminaire | Crise sanitaire, genre et vulnérabilités : quelle place pour le ‘care’?

On Tuesday 23th November 2021, the Autumn Seminar at AGS goes on with the seminar led by Nolwenn Bühler (Université de Lausanne)  « Crise sanitaire, genre et vulnérabilités: quelle place pour le care? » , from 5 to 7 PM, in Henri Janne room (Building S – 15th floor).


This seminar takes place in French. Below you will find her biography.


Following the health constraints, this meeting will be hold with mask on the face and the registration is mandatory : ags@ulb.be.

Seating is limited – first come, first served !


Nolwenn Bühler is an anthropologist of biomedicine and health with a background in nursing. She has worked

as a senior lecturer in gender studies at the University of Neuchâtel from 2018 to 2021. Her teaching included

a BA introductory course and a MA thematic course focusing on the constitution, uses, and politics of the category

of nature and the diverse ways of engaging with it from a gender perspective. She currently works as a SNSF

senior researcher at the University of Lausanne and as a research manager at Unisanté. Her research explores current

reconfigurations of public health research, health inequalities, and environment-health relations in the context

of three projects: « Development of Personalized Health in Switzerland: Social Sciences Perspectives » (DoPHiS);

SociocoViD; and ChemoAgro.


She holds a PhD in social and cultural anthropology from the University of Zurich and is the author of

When Reproduction Meets Aging: The Science and Medicine of the Fertility Decline (2021), book based on her

doctoral thesis, in which she dealt with the production of knowledge on reproductive ageing and the role assisted

reproductive technologies played in it. She also explored the ontological and political effects of the medically

assisted extension of fertility in Switzerland. Before joining the University of Neuchâtel, she spent a year as a visiting

scholar at the Gender and Women’s Studies Department of the University of California Berkeley, followed by year

as a research fellow in the Reproduction Research Group of De Montfort University, Leicester (UK) and a year

as a senior research fellow at the Interface sciences-société of the University of Lausanne. Her research interests

focus on science-society relationships, reproductive technologies, gender and kinship, body-environment

interactions, and personalized health. In addition, as a member of the Ethical and Deontological Think Tank of

the Swiss Anthropological Association, she is interested in the ethics of qualitative research.