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Gabriele Abels

Gabriele Abels

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Gabriele Abels is a Jean Monnet Professor of comparative politics and European integration. She was a visiting fellow at the program on Science, Technology, and Society at the Kennedy School of Government in 2012. She was a doctoral fellow at the Science Centre Berlin (WZB) and received her Ph.D. (Dr. phil.) in political science from the University of Essen in 1999. In 2001 she joined the Institute of Science and Technology Studies (IWT) at Bielefeld University, Germany, and finished her professoral thesis (Habilitation) in 2006. In 2007 she became a full professor at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Tuebingen, Germany. Her approach to STS combines “classical” questions derived from political science with sociological perspectives.

Her previous research has focused on policy-making on the human genome project, regulatory policy on biotechnology in the European Union as well as on citizen participation in technology assessment. She is currently working on a project on the regulation and “agencifiation” of food safety policies in the European Union and how science and politics are interlinked.



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