Amy Hinterberger is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society. Hinterberger received a PhD from the BIOS Centre for the Study of Bioscience, Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Society and the Department of Sociology at the London School of Economics (LSE) in 2010. Prior to joining the Institute she held a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the School of Advanced Study, University of London.
Hinterberger’s research focuses on the politics of science, knowledge, and biotechnology. Her work engages with the contemporary life sciences, particularly biomedicine and genomics. She has examined the production of knowledge about human difference in genome science, along with how genetic markers are being drawn on to adjudicate issues of public engagement, social membership and citizenship. Her published work has also addressed the fields of social and feminist theory.
Hinterberger is currently working on the project ‘BioProperty: Biomedical Research and the Future of Property Rights’ with Javier Lezaun (PI), Catherine Montgomery and Natalie Porter. This collaborative project investigates the contested production of property and ownership in the contemporary life sciences. Within the project Hinterberger is focusing on the emergence of property rights over chimeric organisms, human pluripotent stem cells and the politics of international collaborations between North American, European and African genomic researchers.
Hinterberger is a James Martin Fellow at the Oxford Martin School and an Associate Member of the Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London. Her research has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT), University of London, Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness and the Department of Sociology at LSE.
For more information about Hinterberger's current research: http://www.bioproperty.ox.ac.uk/people/ahinterberger/#overview