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 : firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.