Background and activities
I am a researcher in Science and Technology Studies (STS). My research concerns the question how science and technology function in society, and how science and technology can be made to contribute better to society. One question I place central in this research is how different sorts of knowledge circulate in practices of science, technology, innovation, and governance. In such practices, inequality is often seen between expert knowledge, and other knowledges that may at closer look be just as valuable. This, I see as the issue of epistemic justice in innovation: how we can ensure that all relevant knowledges, also those knowledges that are not generally considered science or expertise, are given a fair opportunity to be made relevant to innovation processes. This question is central to my RCN-funded Researcher Project Risk in the information society: towards epistemic justice, that will be conducted until 2024.
In the past, I have applied a social-scientific lens to various fields of science, technology and innovation: sustainable energy and energy transitions, biomedical research, human genomics, and privacy and security technologies.
I hold a PhD in philosophy of technology from Twente University (the Netherlands), as well as an MA in the same field and an MSc in Electrical Engineering. I also hold a BMus in performing classical vocals.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
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- (2020) RRI in the Global South: Agriculture, Renewable Energy and the Pursuit of Symmetry. Science Technology & Society. vol. 25 (2).
- (2020) Consensus or contestation: reflections on governance of innovation in a context of heterogeneous knowledges. Science Technology & Society. vol. 25 (2).
- (2019) Engineers and the multiplicity of knowledge. An Engineer With a humanist's soul - humanistic issues of technological world.
- (2019) Responsible innovation as empowering ways of knowing. Journal of Responsible Innovation. vol. 7 (1).
- (2018) Technology and Social Problems. The Cambridge Handbook of Social Problems, vol. 2.