Andréa Wiszmeg started her PhD-studies in Ethnology at the Dept. of Arts & Cultural Sciences at Lund University in February 2012, after working 1,5 years as a research assistant within the multidisciplinary project Basal Ganglia Disorders Linnaeus Consortium (BAGADILICO), in which she is presently conducting her doctoral studies, in collaboration with the LET Studio. She also held a position during last year as project assistant in the European Union Interreg IV project Culture Driven Innovation.
Together with her colleagues from the Cultural and Social Sciences in the Cultural Scientific Research Team of BAGADILICO at Lund University, she examines societal and cultural contexts and implications of neurological and genetic research for patients and for the public.
She holds a MA in Applied Cultural Analysis, and a BA in History of Ideas and Sciences from Lund University.
Her research interest is the knowledge production and dissemination in medical and genetic research in its cultural context. As a research assistant she has been working mainly with problematizing the understanding of public opinion on genetic research and technologies.
As a doctoral student she will focus upon the cultural and material transformations that neural cells from aborted foetuses undergo during the process of transplantation into the brains of patients with Parkinson’s disease, as part of a future treatment. She will also address implications for the individuals involved.
Liljefors, Lundin, Wiszmeg (Eds.) (2012) The atomized body. The cultural life of stem cells, genes and neurons, Nordic Academic Press.
Wiszmeg (2012) Medical need, ethical scepticism: clashing views on the use of fœtuses in Parkinson’s disease research, in: Liljefors, Lundin, Wiszmeg (Eds.) (2012) The atomized body. The cultural life of stem cells, genes and neurons, Nordic Academic Press
Wiszmeg, Lundin, Torkelson, Hagen, Lundberg (2012) Difficult questions and ambivalent answers on genetic testing. Culture unbound : Journal of Current Cultural Research 2012, 4, 463.
Wiszmeg (2011), MA-thesis: Att (re-)presentera kultur. Om transformationen av mening i ett tillämpat projekt.
Wiszmeg (2011) Morgon i Köttbyn (Morning in the Meat Village), in (Ed. Damsholt, Salomonsson, Schollert Hvalsum, Wiszmeg) Kulturdreven Innovation: Nye metoder, nye muligheder (Culture Driven Innovation – New Methods, New Potentials), Institutionen för kulturvetenskaper, Lunds Universitet & SAXO-Instituttet, Københavns Universitet.
Jul-Nielsen, Jönsson, Wiszmeg (Ed.) (2011) Our daily bread, Institutionen för kulturvetenskaper, Lunds Universitet & SAXO-Instituttet, Københavns Universitet.