I’m a medical doctor and anthropologist who conducts ethnographic research at the intersection of Clinical Medicine, Medical Anthropology and Science & Technology Studies. A graduate from the Institute for European Ethnology, I currently work as postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for the History of Medicine & Science Studies, University of Lübeck. As part of a multidisciplinary team I investigate the Meanings and Practices of non-invasive Prenatal Genetic Diagnostics in Germany and Israel. Previously, I worked at the Department of Pediatrics of Charité University Medical Centre in Berlin and at CERMES3 – The Research Centre on Medicine, Science, Mental Health and Society in Paris.

Since 2006 I am conducting a longterm ethnographic study on the „Practices of everyday life with a chronic illness“ in collaboration with a community living and working with cystic fibrosis. In other projects I looked at the entanglements of clinical and scientific work in the negotiations around the emerging diagnostic label „at-risk mental state“ in french- and germanspeaking societies, and the Negotiations of agency and deservingness between ‘improper users’, medical staff and diagnostic infrastructure in the Emergency Department.

Contact: reinsch@imgwf.uni-luebeck.de

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Publications

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

Stefan Reinsch, Jörg Niewöhner, Doris Staab

The Ecology of Care in Cystic Fibrosis. Identification, decision making and learning in a community living and working with a rare chronic illness Journal Article

Curare – Journal of Medical Anthropology, 41 (1+2), pp. 111-129, 2018.

2016

Stefan Reinsch, Jörg Niewöhner, Doris Staab

When Care Strikes Back: Some Strategies and Tactics for Dealing with Ambivalence of Visibility in Chronic Illness Journal Article Open Access

Irish Journal of Anthropology, 19 (1), pp. 82–90, 2016.

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