Dr. Martina Schlünder

Focus Area:

History of (Bio-) Medical and Clinical Research in the Max Planck Society


Martina Schlünder received her Ph.D. in History of Medicine from Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin in 2007. Since completing her PhD she has held posts at Justus Liebig University Giessen, McGill University, ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute for Technology), and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. Between 2015-2018 she was was a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Technoscience Research Unit of the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto / Bremen University. She is currently visiting associate professor at the STS group of the Center for Technology, Innovation, and Culture at the University of Oslo

Her research is situated within the History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine and primarily draws from Feminist Science Studies. Her research has explored issues concerned with biomedical research and has worked on human-animal relationships.

In the research program Martina Schlünder works on the history of medical and clinical research of the Max Planck Society. The project investigates the historical, epistemic, scientific and historical reasons for the difficult situation of clinical research within the MPG.


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