Kristin Asdal

Professor at TIK Centre for technology, innovation and Culture at the University of Oslo

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About Asdal

Professor Kristin Asdal has a Master’s degree (hovedfag) in economic history and a PhD in science and technology studies (STS)/history. Since 2009 she has been professor at TIK Centre for technology, innovation and Culture at the University of Oslo. Her doctoral thesis, The Technologies of Politics, offered a broad historical examination of how nature has been formed in technical, scientific and administrative practices.

A key concern in Asdal’s work is the exchanges between natural science and economics – especially as these materialize in political and bureaucratic practices. She has also taken an interest in feminist studies of science, and the history as well as politics of Science and Technology Studies (STS), and has co-edited several textbooks on the subject. She has published widely on the history and philosophy of science.

In the Deadly Dreams network Asdals contributes in environmental history and the relation between nature, environmental concerns and economy/politics.