Vero­ni­ka Lipp­hardt

Vero­ni­ka Lipp­hardt has worked on the histo­ry of the life sci­en­ces in the 20th cen­tu­ry, par­ti­cu­lar­ly histo­ry of phy­si­cal anthro­po­lo­gy and human popu­la­ti­on gene­tics, in their poli­ti­cal, soci­al and cul­tu­ral con­texts. She is cur­r­ent­ly wri­ting a book on human popu­la­ti­on gene­tics in the second half of the 20th cen­tu­ry (Working Tit­le: Nar­ra­ti­ves of Iso­la­ti­on, Pat­terns of Diver­si­ty. Human Popu­la­ti­on Gene­tics, 1950s-2000s).

From 2006 to 2009, she was a rese­ar­cher in the BMBF-fun­ded Col­la­bo­ra­ti­ve Rese­arch Pro­jct "Ima­gi­ned Europeans. The Sci­en­ti­fic Con­struc­tion of Homo Euro­paeus" at Hum­boldt Uni­ver­si­ty Ber­lin, stu­dy­ing life sci­en­tists' ima­gi­na­ti­ons of the "European" from the 18th cen­tu­ry until today.

From 2009-2015, she was direc­tor of an Inde­pen­dent Rese­arch Group at the Max Planck Insti­tu­te for the Histo­ry of Sci­ence, focu­sing on 'His­to­ries of know­ledge about human varia­ti­on in the 20th cen­tu­ry'. Simul­ta­ne­ous­ly, from 2011-2015, she also was Pro­fes­sor at the Free Uni­ver­si­ty, Ber­lin (Wis­sens­ge­schich­te; Geschich­te der Lebens­wis­sen­schaf­ten).

Today she is working at the Uni­ver­si­ty Col­le­ge Frei­burg, Albert-Lud­wigs-Uni­ver­si­tät Frei­burg.

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