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Sara Tocchetti

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Post-doctorante
Institution(s) de rattachement : EHESS

Financement, contrat doctoral (dates), s’il y a lieu : Fonds National Suisse

Séjour du : 09.2016 au : 01.2017

Coordonnées professionnelles

Centre Alexandre Koyré - 27 rue Damesme 75013 Paris

Sara.Tocchetti[at]cnrs.fr

01 40 78 26 39

Thèmes de recherche

Sociologie des sciences et des techniques

Science radicales et marginalités epistémiques

Changement social et technosciences

 

Projet de recherche

The last four decades have been marked by an intensification in government, industry and financial sector efforts to turn the life sciences into the next 'big science' (Rose, 2006; Cooper, 2008). Increasing funds have been invested in the establishment of large, transnational, public-private partnerships in both theoretical and applied research. Yet, as part of what many refer to as the era of Big Biology, little space is given to a growing discontent and dissent from life scientists themselves. This is a discontent with and dissent towards dominant scientific trajectories and the imperative of a research agenda progressively driven by short term financial interests. Based on historical analysis and fieldwork research, this project proposes a critical taxonomy of past and present discontent and dissent in the life sciences. The questions this research sets itself to answer are: How has life scientists' discontent and dissent been framed in the life sciences? What sort of political object is life scientists' discontent and dissent and what type of work does it do? How does life scientists' discontent and dissent transform their institutional, epistemological and empirical practices? In an attempt to complement traditional research dissemination practices (i.e publications, conferences and media), this project additionally proposes the production of a series of short ethnographic documentaries based on the collected data. This material will be used as a base to produce both teaching materials intended for university graduate students and content for science communication initiatives.

 

Projets collectifs

Co-organistrice de Détournement, irony and satire : collectively elaborate and work on our malaises during fieldwork and the research process. Workshop, University of Lausanne, en collaboration avec l'Association Suisse de Sociologie des Sciences et des Techniques.

Co-organisatrice de la rencontre Frontières techniques: performativité des recherches militaires dans la forteresse Europe. Academie Suisse de Sciences Humaines et Sociales – Migration and Mobility.

Co-organisatrice de la rencontre Frontières discursives: le vrai et le faux comme technologie de contrôle des demandes d’asile. Academie Suisse de Sciences Humaines et Sociales – Migration and Mobility.

 

Publications

Articles dans des revues à comité de lecture

(Forthcoming) The unspoken: neglected discourses and emotions in becoming a life scientist, Proceedings of the STS Italia Conference.

(Forthcoming) The politics of the umbrella, Limn.

(Forthcoming) Keep calm and review the literature: our discourses and engagements with DIYbio and biohacking. Engaging Science, Technology & Society.

(with Aguiton S.) Is an FBI agent a DIYbiologist like any other? A cultural analysis of a biosecurity risk” In A. Delfanti and J. Söderberg special issue, Resistance to the Current. Critical Perspectives on Hacking, Science, Technology & Human Values, July 2015.

DIYbiologists as 'makers' of personal biologies: how Make Magazine and Maker Faires contribute in constituting biology as a personal technology Journal of Peer Production. Issue 2, July 2012.

Articles dans des revues sans comité de lecture

Hackteria: Interview with Marc Dusseiller. Musiques et Cultures Digitales,
#68 The Open Future, 2012.

Chapitres d’ouvrage

(with Aguiton S. and Bovet E.) Quelles tactiques critiques sur le terrain des promesses scientifiques ?” In Sciences et technologies émergentes, pourquoi tant de promesses? Audétat, M. et al. (September 2015).

(Finlay, T., Gibson, S., and Koch L.) “Personal genomics: transparent to whom?” In M. Dreyer, J. Erdmann, C. Rehmann-Sutter (eds.) Genetic Transparency? Ethical and social implications of next generation human genomics and genetic medicine. Ch. 4. Amsterdam, Brill | Rodopi.

 

Communications orales

Invited speaker

TOCCHETTI, S. Comment l'ADN devint hackable et la biologie personnelle: le façonnage du réseau DIYbio. Université de Lyon 7, Lyon, 28 Septembre 2015.


TOCCHETTI, S. Le réseau DIYbio et son utopie socio-technique: critique d'une biologie personnelle DIY: nouvelles formes de production et d’engagements dans la cité, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, Nice, 6 November 2014.


AGUITON, S., BOVET, E., TOCCHETTI, S. Quelles tactiques critiques sur le terrain des promesses scientifiques ? Emerging science and technologies : Why so many promises ? Brocher Foundation, Geneva, 30 June – 1 July 2014.


TOCCHETTI, S. La biologie Do-it-yourself: entre biopolitique tactique et biopolitique participative. Groupe Sciences Citoyennes, University of Geneva (Switzerland), 12 December 2013.


TOCCHETTI, S. La biologie Do-it-yourself: entre biopolitique tactique et biopolitique participative. Séminaire STS, University of Lausanne (Switzerland), 11 December 2013.

AGUITON, S.,TOCCHETTI, S. 'It could be otherwise': Doit-on défendre l'imaginaire socio-technique? Séminaire STS, University of Lausanne (Switzerland), 30 May 2013.


TOCCHETTI, S. Transparency and Distributed Practices in the DIYbio network. Genetic Transparency Workshop, Ethical and social implications of next generation human genomics and genetic medicine. University of Lübeck (Germany), 18 – 23 March 2013.

Document(s) à télécharger

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