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Welcome to the MCTS: Visiting Scholar Claudia Schwarz-Plaschg

Welcome to the MCTS Visiting Scholar Claudia Schwarz-Plaschg, who will be staying with us in May/June 2018.

Claudia Schwarz-Plaschg has recently been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship from the European Commission, which will lead her to the Harvard STS Program this summer. Over the course of this three-year project, she will explore the re-emerging research on and attempts towards medicalizing psychedelic substances in the United States. Previously, she has been a post doc researcher at the interdisciplinary research platform Nano-Norms-Nature (University of Vienna), where she continued her interest in the ethical, legal, and social aspects of nanotechnology. For the past ten years, her research has focused primarily on the dynamics of emerging technoscientific fields, with an emphasis on the role of retro-prospective imaginations, governance processes, and public engagement. In addition to her academic activities, she has also worked as science communicator in the life sciences.

About the speaker
Claudia Schwarz-Plaschg has recently been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship from the European Commission, which will lead her to the Harvard STS Program this summer. Over the course of this three-year project, she will explore the re-emerging research on and attempts towards medicalizing psychedelic substances in the United States. Previously, she has been a post doc researcher at the interdisciplinary research platform Nano-Norms-Nature (University of Vienna), where she continued her interest in the ethical, legal, and social aspects of nanotechnology. For the past ten years, her research has focused primarily on the dynamics of emerging technoscientific fields, with an emphasis on the role of retro-prospective imaginations, governance processes, and public engagement. In addition to her academic activities, she has also worked as science communicator in the life sciences.

Recent publications
• Schwarz-Plaschg, Claudia (2018): The Power of Analogies for Imagining and Governing Emerging Technologies. NanoEthics doi:10.1007/s11569-018-0315-z.

• Schwarz-Plaschg, Claudia (2018): Nanotechnology Is Like…The Rhetorical Roles of Analogies in Public Engagement. Public Understanding of Science 27/2, 153-167.

• Schwarz-Plaschg, Claudia/Kallhoff, Angela/Eisenberger, Iris (2017): Making Nanomaterials Safer by Design? NanoEthics 11/3, 277-281.

• Felt, Ulrike/Schumann, Simone/Schwarz-Plaschg, Claudia G. (2017): IMAGINE: A Card-based Discussion Method. In: Liamputtong, Pranee (ed.): Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences. Springer: Singapore. doi:10.1007/978-981-10-2779-6_9-1

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