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Ingrid Metzler

Ingrid Metzler


ingrid.metzler (at) gmail.com


Ingrid Metzler has studied Political Science at the Università di Roma, La Sapienza, and at the University of Innsbruck and Vienna. She graduated from the University of Innsbruck and Vienna in 2005 with a Master’s Thesis on “Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis in Israel”. At the University of Vienna, she also wrote her dissertation entitled “The Embryo Republic: Human Life between Politics, Science, and Religion.”This thesis drew on Jasanoff’s work on bio-constitutionalism, exploring the ways in which the categorization in which IVF embryos were entangled was tied to efforts to reimagine Italian democratic life and its constituional foundations.

In 2013, she was a Research Fellow with the Program on Science, Technology & Society (STS) at the Harvard Kennedy School. While at Harvard, Ingrid worked on a project with Sheila Jasanoff and colleauges, titled “Biology and the Law,” funded by the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion.

Her research focuses on the governance of disruptive biomedical technologies She is interested in particular in the ways in which law and science mutually shape and co-produce each other.

Selected Publications