Assistant Professor - Dept. of Science Studies, Maastricht University
Ways of Home-Making: On Imaginaries and Practices of Home in Care at the End of Life
At VID Moser and Synnes collaborate closely on a number of PhD projects. In April 2017, Pasveer spent a month at VID, Oslo, during which the three applicants together initiated their collaboration on the edited volume. Since, the editors have managed to engage all authors to the volume, and to secure funding for a week-long authors' workshop in September 2018 in Leiden, the Netherlands. This workshop is key in the production of the volume as a coherent piece of work in which productive intersections between the different contributions can be fully exploited. We are confident that an intensive period of collaborative work at the Brocher Foundation will provide us with the time needed to finalize the book (see 'timeline'). A Residency would allow us to work closely together as well as to discuss our work with local researchers around this field - we are currently in touch with Prof. dr. Harro Maas and Prof. dr. Dominique Vinck, both from Lausanne University, in order to organise a seminar around the topic of the volume. The objective of our stay is thus to finalize the edited volume in order to be able to send it off to Palgrave soon after. We expect a Residency at the Brocher Foundation to be very conducive to attaining this objective.
Bernike Pasveer is assistant professor at the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences of Maastricht University, Netherlands. Before she moved there, in 1996, she worked as a PhD Candidate at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), and as a post-doctoral researcher at the Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation (CSI) in Paris.
She has always worked in the field of Science & Technology Studies, with a focus on the human body as it is rendered (bio)medically. She is particularly interested in the (technological, cultural, discursive etc.) work it take to achieve things that are often assumed to occur 'naturally' (such as giving birth, being talented, or dying).
Her PhD thesis (1992) concerned the work it took to make (early) X-ray images depict the body's insides. She worked with Madeleine Akrich (CSI) on how 'nature' and 'technology' were made part of French and Dutch practices of giving birth (1996), and (with Ivo van Hilvoorde (UvA)) on the topic of 'learned bodies' in elite sports (2005). Her current work concernes the ways in which death & dying are being organized in (Dutch) care practices (2018). At Brocher, she will work (with Oddgeir Synnes and Ingunn Moser) to finalize an edited volume on ways of home-making in care at the end of life.