Milena BisterI am a research fellow at the Institute for European Ethnology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and an occasional lecturer at the Department of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Vienna.

My current research is focused on knowledge practices and dis/ability in the context of mental healthcare and palliative care.

In the moment I am busy with two projects: One of them is a technology development project that aims at constructing a multi-sensor system for the prevention of pressure ulcers in palliative care. Based on empirical data on the everyday of care settings I introduce key social scientific conceptualizations of human-machine-interaction, care, practice, knowing, and learning into the development process.

The second project continues my long-term research in the socio-material orderings of dis/ability in the area of mental health and illness. Taking the introduction of psychiatric home treatment for acute crises as a case I investigate how lifeworlds outside of the hospital impact psychiatric knowledge making and expertise. At the same time I am interested in the ways in which places are made into a home and in understanding the enabling and disabling effects of these practices.

Contact: milena.bister@hu-berlin.de

Find me also at: ResearchGate | Institute for European Ethnology

Publications

2019

Jörg Niewöhner, Patrick Bieler, Milena Bister, Janine Hauer, Maren Heibges, Jonna Josties, Martina Klausner, Anja Klein, Ruzana Liburkina, Julie Sascia Mewes, Christine Schmid, Tim Seitz (Ed.)

After Practice. Thinking through Matter(s) and Meaning Relationally. Volume I Collection

Panama Verlag, Berlin, 2019.

Jörg Niewöhner, Patrick Bieler, Milena Bister, Janine Hauer, Maren Heibges, Jonna Josties, Martina Klausner, Anja Klein, Ruzana Liburkina, Julie Sascia Mewes, Christine Schmid, Tim Seitz (Ed.)

After Practice. Thinking through Matter(s) and Meaning Relationally. Volume II Collection

Panama Verlag, Berlin, 2019.

Sabine Biedermann, Patrick Bieler, Milena Bister, Sascha Cornejo Puschner, Adina Dymczyk, Dennis Eckhardt, Janine Hauer, Maren Heibges, Dženeta Hodžić, Jonna Josties, Martina Klausner, Anja Klein, Céline Lauer, Ruzana Liburkina, Jörg Niewöhner, Stefan Reinsch, Christine Schmid, Tim Seitz, Itzell Torres, Krystin Unverzagt, Jorge Vega

Current work in the Laboratory: Anthropology of Environment | Human Relations: Doing research in a more-than-thought collective Journal Article

EASST Review, 38 (2), 2019.

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Sabine Biedermann, Patrick Bieler, Milena Bister, Sascha Cornejo Puschner, Adina Dymczyk, Dennis Eckhardt, Janine Hauer, Maren Heibges, Dženeta Hodžić, Jonna Josties, Martina Klausner, Anja Klein, Céline Lauer, Ruzana Liburkina, Jörg Niewöhner, Stefan Reinsch, Christine Schmid, Tim Seitz, Itzell Torres, Krystin Unverzagt, Jorge Vega

From the Collaboratory Social Anthropology & Life Sciences to the Laboratory: Anthropology of Environment | Human Relations Journal Article

EASST Review, 38 (2), 2019.

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2018

Milena D. Bister

The concept of chronicity in action: Everyday classification practices and the shaping of mental health care Journal Article

Sociology of Health & Illness, 40 (1), pp. 38–52, 2018, (online version published on October 5, 2017).

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2016

Sebastian von Peter, Alexandre Wullschleger, Lieselotte Mahler, Ingrid Munk, Manfred Zaumseil, Jörg Niewöhner, Martina Klausner, Milena Bister, Andreas Heinz, Stefan Beck

Chronizität im Alltag der psychiatrischen Versorgung: Eine Forschungskollaboration zwischen Sozialpsychiatrie und Europäischer Ethnologie Journal Article Open Access

Zeitschrift für Psychiatrie, Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 64 (1), pp. 7–18, 2016.

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Milena Bister, Martina Klausner, Jörg Niewöhner

The cosmopolitics of "niching": Rendering the city habitable along infrastructures of mental health care Incollection Open Access

Anders Blok, Ignacio Farías (Ed.): Urban Cosmopolitics: Agencements, Assemblies, Atmospheres, pp. 187–206, Routledge, Abingdon and New York, 2016.

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2015

Martina Klausner, Milena Bister, Jörg Niewöhner, Stefan Beck

Choreografien klinischer und städtischer Alltage: Ergebnisse einer ko-laborativen Ethnografie mit der Sozialpsychiatrie Journal Article Open Access

Zeitschrift für Volkskunde, 111 (2), pp. 214–235, 2015.

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2014

Milena Bister, Jörg Niewöhner (Ed.)

Alltag in der Psychiatrie im Wandel: Ethnographische Perspektiven auf Wissen, Technologie und Autonomie Collection

Panama Verlag, Berlin, 2014.

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2011

Milena D. Bister

Discovering informed consent: A case study on the practice of informed consent to tissue donation in Austria Incollection

Christian Lenk, Nils Hoppe, Katharina Beier und Claudia Wiesemann (Ed.): Human Tissue Research: A Discussion of the Ethical and Legal Challenges from a European Perspective, pp. 169–178, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011.

2009

Ulrike Felt, Milena D. Bister, Michael Strassnig, Ursula Wagner

Refusing the Information Paradigm: Informed Consent, Medical Research, and Patient Participation Journal Article

Health, 13 (1), pp. 87–106, 2009.

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Milena D. Bister

„Jemand kommt zu Dir und sagt bitte“: Eine empirische Studie zur Gewebespende im Krankenhauskontext Journal Article

Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 34 (2), pp. 72–78, 2009.

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2008

Milena D. Bister, Ulrike Felt, Michael Strassnig und Ursula Wagner

Zeit und Partizipation im transdisziplinären Forschungsprozess Incollection

Elisabeth Reitinger (Ed.): Transdisziplinäre Praxis: Forschen im Sozial- und Gesundheitswesen, pp. 35–46, Carl-Auer, Heidelberg, 2008.