M.A. Amy Clare

Doctoral Candidate

Science and Technology Policy

Amy completed her Master’s Degree in medical anthropology at Heidelberg University (2018). She focused on cross-border reproductive tourism and oocyte technologies. After completing her degree, she worked at the Women’s College Research Institute, in Toronto, at a center focused on incorporating gender into biomedicine and Knowledge Translation. She is currently (as of March 2019) a doctoral candidate in Prof. Dr. Ruth Müller’s team for Science and Technology Policy at the Technical University of Munich.

During her time at TUM, Amy has focused on public and scientific perceptions of the gene editing technology, CRISPR-Cas, and potential applications in livestock agriculture. For her dissertation, she conducts ethnographic research to investigate CRISPR-Cas-mediated xenotransplantation research at various sites. Amy is particularly interested in the (multispecies) relations and sociomaterial infrastructures which impact, enable, and challenge this experimental science.

  • Feminist Science Studies
  • Multispecies politics (in agriculture and experimental science)
  • Gene Editing Technologies
  • Veterinary Anthropology
  • Human-Animal Health
  • Ethnography

Clare, A. (2022). What Stories Do We Tell About the Critters Involved with CRISPR-Cas? Examining Scientists’ Reflections on Multispecies Relationships in Gene Editing Research. Green Letters, 1-14.

Müller, R., Feiler, J., & Clare, A. (2022). A Doomed Technology? On Gene Editing in Bavarian Livestock Agriculture, Policy Field Conflicts and Responsible Research & Innovation. Frontiers in Political Science, 4.

Müller, R., Clare, A., Feiler, J., & Marco, N. (2021). Between a rock and a hard place: Farmers’ perspectives on gene editing in livestock agriculture in Bavaria. EMBO reports22(7), e53205.

  • STS-STEM Mentorship “Biotech-Health-Ecology” (SS 2021)
  • “Bodies and Beings in Biomedicine,” Core Biomedicine Topic, seminar (SS 2020)
  • “Gene editing in the Anthropocene: Exploring CRISPR-CAS9 Applications”, Immersion Project, project (WS 2019/2020; WS 2020/2021; WS 2021/2022)
  • “Bioengineering & Society: Tracing the Social, Political, and Ethical Aspects of Biotechnologies”, lecture in the Bioengineering Series for the Helmholtz Center, Co-taught with Prof. Dr. Ruth Müller (SS 2020; SS 2021)
  • “Need a knee? Politics of Knowledge Production in Biomedicine,” in Who Is Responsible for Environment and Health? Social and Cultural Perspective on Environment, Health, and Technology, lecture (WS 2019/2020)
  • Clare, Amy (2021). The Oscillation of Pigs: How generative processes of agricultural infrastructures feature in xenotransplantation. 4S Conference, Toronto, Canada (Virtual).
  • Clare, Amy; Feiler, Julia; Müller, Ruth. (2021) Beneficial Biotechnology or Pandora’s Box? Farmer’s perspectives on gene editing in livestock agriculture in Bavaria. 4S Conference, Toronto, Canada (Virtual).
  • Clare, Amy (2021). An ethnographic exploration of xenotransplantation. Science Studies Reading Group (SSRG), Cornell University, Ithaca, United States
  • Clare, Amy; Müller, Ruth (2020). What are we talking about? Understanding how context matters for assessing biotech innovations in agriculture. European Biotechnology & Society Online Seminar Series, ERA CoEraBio at the University of Edinburgh (Virtual)
  • Clare, Amy; Müller, Ruth; Feiler, Julia. (2020). “It’s about mass production” Making Sense of CRISPR-CAS9 Food Futures in Bavaria. 4S/EASST Conference, Prague, Czechia (Virtual)
  • Clare, Amy; Müller, Ruth; Feiler, Julia (2020). Gesellschaftliche Bewertung der Genom-Editierung bei Nutztieren | Societal Evaluation of Genome Editing in Livestock. FORTiGe Project Update, Freising, Germany
  • Clare, Amy (2019). Re-Imagining Responsibility? CRISPR-CAS9 in Bavarian Agriculture. Higher Education Research and Science Studies School. Garching, Germany.
  • Müller, Ruth; Clare, Amy; Feiler, Julia (2019). Localizing CRISPR/Cas9? Re-Imagining Gene Editing as a Tool for Small-Scale Agriculture in Bavaria. 4S Conference, New Orleans, US.
  • Mason, Robin; Clare, Amy (2018). The Evolution of Health Research: Integrating Sex and Gender. International Women and Children’s Health Conference, Hamilton, Canada.