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Amy Hinterberger

Amy Hinterberger

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Amy Hinterberger is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick. Her principal research interest is at the intersection of the social and life sciences, particularly on bioscientific research and its governance. She was a visiting research fellow at the Harvard STS Program in 2014. While at Harvard, Amy worked on a Faraday Institute for Science and Religion funded project entitled “Biology and the Law.” Amy received her Ph.D. from LSE’s BIOS Centre and Department of Sociology. 

Previously she has held posts at the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, University of Oxford and Institute for Advanced Studies, University of London.

Selected Publications:

Hinterberger, Amy and Natalie Porter 2015 (forthcoming) ‘Genomic and Viral Sovereignty: Tethering the Materials of Global Biomedicine’ Public Culture, Spring issue 27(2).

Hinterberger, Amy. 2012 ‘Investing in Life, Investing in Difference: Nations, Populations and Genomes’. Theory, Culture and Society, 29(3): 72–93.

Hinterberger, Amy. 2012 ‘Publics and Populations: The Politics of Ancestry and Exchange in Genome Science’. Science as Culture, 21(4): 528-549.


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