European Commission (H2020)
BAMI: The effect of intracoronary reinfusion of bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells (BM-MNC) on all-cause mortality in acute myocardial infarction
European Commission (EC)
British German Academic Research Collaboration
Professor Christine Hauskeller
MA in Philosophy and Sociology, Dr phil in Philosophy
Byrne House 13
I am in Geneva as a visiting scholar until the end of September 2019.
My courses in the autumn term start a week late, i.e. in the week beginning 30 September. I can be contacted via email.
Areas of Expertise:
Philosophy of Medicine, Ethics, Feminist Philosophy, Critical Theory, Interdisciplinary Research in Ethics, Public Understanding of Science, STS, Bioethics.
I am a philosopher with training in sociology and psychology also. My research covers a range of topics. Present research foci are
- the politics of life science governance
- the intersection of humanitarian, feminist and postcolonial ethics and theory
- humanitarian ethics.
I am interested in the interrelationships between knowledges, power, institutions, individuals, values and logics of justification. My research is often in close cooperation with sociologists, especially in empirical investigations of the practices and reasoning applied in biomedicine and ethics cross-culturally.
Commissions of Trust include
German Zentrale Ethikkommission Stammzellforschung am Robert Koch Institut, 2014 -2020
Irish Research Council Panel Postdoctroal Programme Humanities, 2016 - 2018
ERC Grant Panels 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017
BBSRC Science and Society Strategy Panel, 2010-2016
2019 Aug. - Sept. Borcher Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland
2018 Sept. - Oct. Beşikçizade Center for Medical Humanities, Istanbul, Turkey
2017 May - June International Visiting Fellowship NUS and Nanyang Technical University, Singapore
2015 Oct. - Dec. Hanse-Wissenschafts-Kolleg, Delmenhorst, Germany
2015 June - July Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
2014 Sep. - Nov. Brocher Foundation, Geneva - Hermance, Switzerland
2008 Mar. - April Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany
Research group links
My Ph.D. dissertation (The Paradoxical Subject, 2000) analyzed Judith Butler’s and Michel Foucault’s understandings of the subject from the perspective of Critical Theory. I have a longstanding interest in and teach feminist philosophy, with a focus on intersectionality, history and ethics.
My postdoctoral research encompasses often empirical studies on how moral values and cultural differences affect epistemic practices. I am particularly interested in the intersection of these four axes of social practice: knowledge production, ethical and social values, bioeconomies, science policy. Over the past 20 years I have zoomed in on various aspects of the space marked by these four axes. Case studies were on genetics, genomics or stem cell research have been pbulished widely. The originality of this work lies in two aspects: the fact that my analytic perspective is shaped by my theoretical base in critical theory and the empirical internationall comparisons of normative practices.
The interest in social-political philosophy and ethics at the centre of my Ph.D. work are an accompanying strand of research and there is overlap with my work in the philosophy of biomedicine (paternalism, gender, identity, bioethics). I follow, teach and publish on developments in Feminist Philosophy and Critical Theory. Most of my Ph.D. supervision is in this domain.
Stem Cell Science: Epistemology, history, ethics and research practice
Feminist Philosophy, Humanitarian Ethics and Politics
For more Info see my pages at research gate
Please contact me via email with a project outline or a sketch of your initial idea if you want to apply for supervision.
I am happy supervise dissertations in both philosophy and STS on the following subject areas:
- Philosophy of Biomedicine, especially stem cell research and genomics-related topics
- Bioethics and life science governance
- Frankfurt School and poststructuralist philosophy
- Identity, Subjectivity, Self
- Humanitarian Ethics
I hold a regular research colloquium for the PGR students I supervise and researchers in my team, called the Critical Theory Colloquium. We mostly discuss draft essays and chapters, or readings from participant's research. The group is open to all postgraduates and colleagues upon request and invitation. If you are interested in joining, please contact me via email to be added to the email list.
Current research students
Christina Terberl, "Speech, truth and normative arguments in political theory", AHRC PhD studentship starting October 2018.
Ahmet Karakaya, "Norms and Values in British and Turkish Muslim Bioethical Debates: Exploring the Tensions in Coexisting Secular and Religious Discours", International Exeter PhD studentship, started 1. Jan. 2018
Jack Price, “Phenomenology and Critical Theory: Subjectivity and the Self in Max Scheler”, AHRC Ph.D. studentship from 2015
Former PhD students:
Dr Jaanika Puusalu, “Connectedness: Identity creation and alienation in contemporary social world”, AHRC Ph.D. studentship and Estoanian maintenance grant, from 2014.
Dr. David Wyatt. ESRC studentship 2010-2014. 'Accomplishing Technical and Investigative Expertise in Everyday Crime Scene Investigation'. A study on the role perceptions, training and everyday routines of Crime Scene Investigators in England and Wales. David is now postdoctoral Fellow at Kings College London.
Dr . Ayesha Ahmad. ‘Metaphysics in Scientific Medicine: The Making of the Human Embryo’. Co-supervised by Christine Hauskeller and Alan Bleakly at the Peninsula College for Medicine and Dentistry. Ayesha took up a tutor post at University College London Medical School in 2013.
Dr. Maren Klotz. ‘[K]information. Gamete Donation and the Constitution of Kinship through Knowledge Management in Britain and Germany – an Ethnographic Exploration’. Maren won the Hunboldt Prize 2013 for her dissertation. Supervisors: Christine Hauskeller and Stefan Beck in a Cotutelle between Exeter and Humboldt University Berlin. Maren moved on to a 5-year Habilitation position at the Humboldt University Berlin in European Ethnology.
Dr. Marco Liverani, 'European Bio-futures. Politics and Practice of Science Cooperation in the European Union’, in sociology completed in 2011. Marco moved on to a position as postdoctoral research fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Dr. Jean Louise Harrington. ESRC funded Ph.D. student in ‘Stem Cell Research in Context’ (2007-2010). ‘Translational Space. An Ethnographic Study of Stem Cell Research’, completed in 2011. Jean moved on to take up a postdoctoral research fellow position at King’s College London.
Dr. Hristina Petkova. ‘How Gene Tests Travel: Bi-national Comparison of the Institutional Pathways Taken by the Diagnostic Genetic Test for Maturity onset Diabetes of the Young Through the British and the German Health Care System’. Postdoctoral Research Fellow at King’s College London since 2009.
I graduated from the University Frankfurt on Main and completed my Ph.D. at the TU-Darmstadt.
In 2002 I came to Exeter to work at the ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society, of which I was a Co-Director from 2009 - 2012.
Since 2012 I have been teaching Philosophy at Exeter.