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Professor Michael Schillmeier


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Professor (Sociology)

Michael Schillmeier’s work combines process-oriented Sociology, Science and Technology Studies (STS) and Empirical Philosophy. He graduated at the LMU Munich/Germany and received his PhD from Lancaster University. He held a Schumpeter-Fellowship (VolkswagenStiftung) to research ‘Innovations in Nano-Medicine’ in Germany and the UK (2010-2015). Main focus of this project is to analyse and engage with the emergence of nanomedical knowledge practices, objects and technologies. He is co-editor of Space & Culture and member of the editorial board of The Sociologcial Review. 

His empirical and conceptual work is concerned with the becoming of social relations, actors, practices and concerns whereby the 'non-normal', 'unexpected', 'uncommon', or 'unknown' plays a central part. Linking social sciences, philosophy and art he has widely written on the material dynamics and heterogeneity of societal orderings and change. Research topics include STS, dis/abling practices, care practices, health & illness, human/non-human relations, cosmopolitics.

Professor Michael Schillmeier 
Department of Sociology & Philosophy
University of Exeter
Byrne House
St German's Road



Office Hours Mo 12-13 


Latest Book 

Evenful Bodies - The Cosmopolitics Of Illness (Ashgate) 


Latest Open Access Publication

Caring for Social Complexity in Nanomedicine 


Latest Edition

Special Volume 1 & 2 Issue "Quo Vadis Nanomedicine: Past, Present and Future of Nanomedicine


Forthcoming Convening Events 

Biopolitics and Psychosomatics: Participating Bodies  

Cambridge University, 8 July 2016 

CRASSH (SG1&2), Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, CB3 9DT


Cosmopolitical Research and STS

EASST/4S Conference at Barcelona

31. August-03. September 2016

Abstract Deadline: Feb. 21, 2016

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