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Lisa Lindén



June 2016 - PhD in Technology and Social Change, Linköping University.

January-June 2015  Visiting scholar at the Science Studies Program at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). I was also affiliated with the Catalyst lab.

May-July 2012 –  Visiting PhD student at the Centre for Gender and Women's Studies and the Centre for Science Studies, Lancaster University.

2011 – Admitted to the Technology and Social Change Doctoral Program, Linköping University.

2011 – Master's degree with a major in Sociology with Specialization in Social Analysis, Gothenburg University.

2009 – Bachelor's degree with a major in Sociology, Gothenburg University. The degree also includes Science Studies, History of Ideas and Gender Studies.

Research Interests

  • Feminist technoscience studies/feminist STS
  • STS and medicine
  • Politics of care
  • Temporalities in technoscience
  • Visual and digital STS
  • Public participation in technoscience
  • Methods in STS


STS, feminist STS, care, public health, the body, gender, sexuality, visuality, relational materiality


My PhD thesis Communicating Care: The Contradictions of HPV Vaccination Campaigns is published in The Pandora Series at Arkiv förlag/Arkiv Academic Press. See publications for other publications.

Current projects

My PhD project is a part of a larger research project entitled Prescriptive Prescriptions: Pharmaceuticals and `Healthy’ Subjectivities which explores how understandings of "healthy subjects" are challenged by new or emerging medical pharmaceuticals. My part of the project, "Communicating Promises and Troubles: HPV Vaccination Campaigns, Care, Temporalities", is focused on HPV vaccination public health campaigns in Sweden. It zooms in on different material campaign devices (e.g. Facebook, an app, visuals and a vaccination trailer) which take part in articulating and doing different matters of care. I especially attend to the matters of care enabled by an ethico-political commitment to the neglected, absent and marginal, and to moments of friction. The campaigns are studied as material-semiotic phenomena. I defended my dissertation in June 2016.


I teach mainly in the areas of science and technology studies (STS), feminist theory and visual culture. I can also teach in sociology (sociological theory, qualitative methods), social perspectives on health, medicine and the body as well as the philosophy of science.

FALL 2015 The same MA and BA lectures as the fall 2014 and 2013.

FALL 2014  The same MA lectures as the fall 2013. 

Lectures at the BA program for analysis of society and culture:

- Visual analysis

- Intersectional approaches to medical visualization

I also supervised an BA student in culture, society and media performance writing on gender constructions in youth film.

SPRING 2014 Did supervise an STS MA student studying HPV vaccination in Austria.

FALL 2013 Five lectures as a part of the course Analytical Frameworks, MA in Sustainable Development:

- Politics of technoscience

- Actor-network theory and visualization

- Laboratory studies - making scientific knowledge

- Gender and the environment

- Sustainable development and feminism

SPRING 2013 Supervised four students taking the course Communication at the work place, CMTS. Supervised four research essays about migration and intersectionality at the BA program culture, society and media performance.

SPRING 2012 Supervised two BA essays about pedagogics, gender and sexuality. 


I'm a part of the following research networks:


2012-2014 I worked as a research assistent in CF Helgesson's and Francis Lee's project "Trials of value: On the valuation practices in designing medical experiments".

2012-2015 I worked as a program assistent for the the research program Technology, Practice, Identity at Tema T.



Telephone: 013-28 56 53
Fax: 013-28 44 61

E-mail: lisa.linden@liu.se

Department of Thematic Studies -
Technology and Social Change
Linköping university
SE-581 83 Linköping

Project activities

Prescriptive Prescriptions: Pharmaceuticals and 'Healthy' Subjectivities

Technology and Social Change is an interdisciplinary research unit focusing on how social actors create and use technology, and how technical change is woven together with cultural patterns, daily life, politics, energy systems, learning, and the economy in history and society.

About Tema

The objective for Tema - The Department of Thematic Studies is to pursue excellent research and education at undergraduate and advanced levels relevant to society.

Child Studies
Gender Studies
Technology and social change
Environmental Change

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