Project participants

Merete Lie.jpgMerete Lie
Project leader
Professor at Dept. of Int. Studies of Culture, NTNU
+47 73591722

Merete Lie is a social anthropologist and professor at the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Her field of research is gender, science and technology; including globalization, ICT, assisted reproductive technology (ART) and bioethics. Her research includes studies in Malaysia, Singapore and China. She is at present leader of the research project Inside Out. New images and imaginations of the body, as well as project leader of Reproductive Relations. The Production of Gendered Meaning in the Field of Reproduction (Research Council Norway/Gender Research Programme); and The Social Meaning of Children, with profs. Anne-Lise Ellingsæther, Oslo University and An-Magritt Jensen, NTNU (Research Council Norway/FRISAM). Merete Lie is head of the Centre for Gender Research at NTNU and leader of the National Research School in Gender Studies. She is also co-editor of the journal Gender, Technology and Development (Sage), as well as a member of the International Editorial Board of The European Journal of Women’s Studies and the International Editorial Board of Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies.

Perrotta pictureManuela Perrotta
Post doc
Dept. of Int. Studies of Culture, NTNU

Manuela Perrotta is postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). She received a PhD in Sociology and Social Research in 2008 from the University of Trento (Italy). Her research is at the interface of Organization Studies and Science and Technology Studies. Her postdoctoral research focuses on how new visualization technologies are applied in the production of images on the level of cells, and how new knowledge of the interior of the body is produced and reproduced. Her research interests include assisted reproduction technologies, imaging production in science and medicine, sociology of the body, and methodologies of qualitative analysis. She has been part of the Editorial Board of Tecnoscienza – Italian Journal of Science and Technology Studies since 2010. From January till March 2013 she will be visiting the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge and the Cambridge Interdisciplinary Reproductive Forum.

AnjaAnja Johansen
PhD candidate, Dept. of Int. Studies of Culture, NTNU
Personal web page.
+47 73597973

Anja Johansen is a PhD candidate at the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). She has an MA in Art History and has worked as Lecturer in Media Studies, both at NTNU. The preliminary title of her PhD project is Between art and science: Renderings of the body in contemporary exhibitions. The aim in this project is to explore how the materialdiscursive borders of art and science are drawn, negotiated and redrawn, in contemporary exhibitions about the body’s microcosm. Her research interests include art/science collaborations, museum studies, as well as media aesthetics and post-humanities. She visited the Department of Communication at UC San Diego from January-June 2012, to study with Professor Lisa Cartwright.

Collaborators and affiliates

UllaUlla Angkjær Jørgensen
Assosciate Professor
Dept. of Art and media Studies, NTNU
+47 73596413

Ulla Angkjær Jørgensen is Associate Professor of Art History, PhD, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. Her research interests focus on twentieth-century art, contemporary art, visual culture, new media, feminism, and gender perspectives on art history. She has published extensively on these subjects. She is currently a participant in two Norwegian research council projects, Conflicts and Negotiations on gender and valuation in art and literature, and The Sámi Art Project. Ulla is currently also co-supervisor of Anja Johansens PhD project Between art and science: Renderings of the body in contemporary exhibitions. Latest publication: “Bodies and real-time interfaces: in video performance and interactive digital 3D installation art by VALIE EXPORT and Jette Gejl Kristensen.” Journal of Aesthetics and Culture. Vol. 4, 2012.

Anwar-AAnwar Saab
Director and Producer
1001 Films

Anwar Saab was born in Lebanon and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Arts & Sciences from Beirut University College in Theatre, Radio, TV & Film in 1983. He came to the UK on an academic scholarship from the British Council, and graduated from the London International Film School with distinction in Cinematography in 1987. Since 1987 he has worked through his own film production company 1001 Films. Anwar has directed and produced films for BBC2, Channel 4, NRK, TV2 and other television stations. He has also worked as a cameraman and editor. Since he moved permanently to Norway in 1995 his film work has focused on education, public awareness, anti-discrimination and other topics that contribute to social welfare and cultural understanding. He has collaborated with a wide variety of institutions and clients, such as UDI, IMDi, Red Cross, Save the Children, Norsk Kreftforeningen, Erling Borgen, Vibeke Løkkeberg and Ella Fiskum Danz. He was recently the director and producer of a 30 min. documentary on cultural aspects of medical imaging; The good, the true, and the beautiful (2012), which was developed in collaboration with the research project Inside out. New images and imaginations of the body, NTNU. For films and teasers see

Kjartan Wøllo Egeberg, Senior Engineer at the Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, NTNU

Arne Sunde, Head of the Fertility Clinic at St. Olavs University Hospital in Trondheim.

Henrik Treimo, Senior Curator at the Norwegian Museum of Science, Technology and Medicine.

Lisa Cartwright, Professor of Communication and Science Studies and Affiliated Faculty in Critical Gender Studies, US San Diego, USA.

Nina Lykke, Professor of Gender Studies at Tema Genus, Linköping University, Sweden.

Sarah Franklin, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge, UK.


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