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Dr Uli Beisel

Uli Beisel

Research overview

My work draws together insights from Human Geography, Science and Technology Studies (STS) and Social Anthropology. My PhD research on malaria control in Ghana was concerned with the relations between mosquito-parasite-human interactions, health politics and the social ecology of malaria. Currently, my research focuses on the implementation and translation of new health technologies, uneven geographies of access to health care in sub-Saharan Africa, and the conditions and possibilities of co-existence between humans and other-than-humans. In this context I am particularly interested in how we live together with organisms that are harmful to human health. 

PhD supervision

I welcome PhD students in geographies of health (in particular issues relating to global health, disease ecologies or biotechnology); postcolonial theory and development; STS; and more-than-human geographies.

Career Details

since 10/2012 Lecturer, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University

2012 DAAD Fellow, Anthropology of Law, Organisation, Science and Technology group, Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

2010-2011 Leverhulme Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Anthropologies of African Biosciences group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

2006-2010 PhD, Department of Geography, The Open University

2005-2006 MA Environment, Culture and Society, Lancaster University

2000-2005 Diplom in Psychology and Sociology, Bremen University, Germany

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