Nolwenn Bühler


Nolwenn, Bühler

Chargée d'enseignement en études genre

Laboratoire d'études des processus sociaux

MAPS - Maison d'analyse des processus sociaux

Rue A.-L. Breguet 1
CH - 2000 Neuchâtel

Bureau 304.3

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Parcours / Biographie

Nolwenn Bühler is an anthropologist specialized in the social study of science, biomedicine, and health, and in gender studies. She currently works as a senior lecturer in gender studies at the University of Neuchâtel. Her teaching includes a BA introductory course and a MA thematic course focusing on the constitution, uses, and politics of the category of nature and the diverse ways of engaging with it from a gender perspective. She also works at the Interface sciences-société of the University of Lausanne where she conducts research on personalized health and public engagement in medicine and science.

She holds a PhD in social and cultural anthropology from the University of Zurich. In her doctoral thesis she dealt with the production of knowledge on reproductive ageing and the role assisted reproductive technologies played in it. She also explored the ontological and political effects of the medically assisted extension of fertility in Switzerland. Before joining the University of Neuchâtel, she spent a year as a visiting scholar at the Gender and Women’s Studies Department of the University of California Berkeley, followed by year as a research fellow in the Reproduction Research Group of De Montfort University, Leicester (UK) and a year as a senior research fellow at the Interface sciences-société of the University of Lausanne.

Her research interests focus on science-society relationships, reproductive technologies, gender and kinship, body-environment interactions, and personalized health. In addition, as a member of the Ethical and Deontological Think Tank of the Swiss Anthropological Association, she is interested in the ethics of qualitative research.


Liste des publications

Bühler Nolwenn & Cathy Herbrand. Submitted. Powering life through MitoTechnologies: Exploring the bioobjectification of mitochondria in reproduction. BioSocieties.

Barazzetti, Gaia, Nolwenn Bühler, Marc Audétat & Alain Kaufmann. Submitted. “There will be no sickness, we will all be potential patients”: A critical examination of promissory work in “personalized” health. Special Issue Science and Public Policy.

Bogaert, Brenda, Catherine Dekeuwer-Carrier, Nadja Eggert, Claire Harpet, Nolwenn Bühler and Julie Henry. 2019 (forthcoming). Repeated Hierarchies: uneven participation in research of ethical spaces in hospitals". Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics.

Bühler Nolwenn. 2019. Explorer les reconfigurations contemporaines de la parenté et du genre, au miroir de la procréation médicalement assistée. XLIXèmes Journées Nationales de Néonatologie 3 (39): 25-44.

Hudson, Nicky, Kylie Baldwin, Cathy Herbrand, Nolwenn Bühler & Irenee Daly. 2019. Reproduction research: from complexity to methodological innovations. Methodological Innovations Jan-April: 1-4.

Bühler Nolwenn, Gaia Barazzetti, and Alain Kaufmann. 2018. Banking on participation: exploring the co-production of population and participation in Swiss biobanking. Tecnoscienza: Italian Journal of Science and Technology 9(2): 109-132

Bühler, Nolwenn, Barazzetti Gaia and Alain Kaufmann. 2018. Enquête et débat public autour de la santé personnalisée, rapport 2017. Office du médecin cantonal du canton de Vaud

Julie Perrin, Nolwenn Bühler, Marc-Antoine Berthod, Jérémie Forney, Sabine Kradolfer, Laurence Ossipow. Forthcoming 2018. Searching for Ethics: Legal Requirements and Empirical Issues for Anthropology. Tsantsa.

Bühler Nolwenn. 2017. Procréation médicalement assistée. Anthropen.org. Paris: Éditions des archives contemporaines. Online: https://www.anthropen.org DOI:10.17184/eac.anthropen.043

Bühler Nolwenn. 2016. Event review: Postponing childbirth, extending fertility? Biotechnologies and the transformations of reproductive life. BioNews June, 6 2016. Online: http://www.bionews.org.uk/page_656372.asp

Bühler Nolwenn. 2015. Imagining the Future of Motherhood: The Medically Assisted Extension of Fertility and the Production of Genealogical Continuity. Sociologus 65(1): 79-100.

Bühler Nolwenn & Anika König. 2015. Making Kinship in Switzerland and Beyond: Imaginations and Substances. Sociologus 65(1): 1-10.

Bühler Nolwenn, Willemijn De Jong, Yv E. Nay, & Kathrin Zehnder. 2015. ‘Ontological Choreography’ as an Ethnographic Tool: Understanding the Making of Normative and Non-normative Families by Reproductive Technologies in Switzerland. Tsantsa 20: 84-96.

Bühler Nolwenn. 2014. Egg Donation and IVF with Donated Eggs: Lessons to be Learned from Other Countries. Social Science Report on behalf of the Federal Office of Public Health. Bern: OFSP/BAG. Online: http://www.bag.admin.ch/themen/medizin/03878/03882/index.html?lang=de

Bühler Nolwenn. 2014. Tracer les frontières de la médecine reproductive entre légalité, responsabilité et légitimité: les médecins face à l’interdiction du don d’ovocytes en Suisse. In: Claudine Burton-Jeangros, Irene Maffi, Raphael Hammer (ed). Accompagner la naissance: terrains socio-anthropologiques en Suisse romande, p.31-56. Lausanne: BSN Press, Serie A Contrario.

Bühler Nolwenn. 2014. Ovules vieillissants, mères sans âge? Infertilité féminine et recours au don d’ovocytes en Suisse. Enfances, Familles, et Générations 21: 24-47. Special issue edited by Cathy Herbrand & Jérôme Courduriès. Online: http://www.efg.inrs.ca/index.php/EFG/issue/view/22

Bühler Nolwenn and Kathrin Zehnder. 2013. Eizellspende und Spermienspende im Vergleich – Zwischenergebnisse aus einem nationalen Forschungsprojekt. Hebamme - Sage-femme 9: 12-14.

Bühler Nolwenn. 2012. Un vaccin à l’épreuve des controverses: implantation de la vaccination anti-HPV en Suisse romande. Tsantsa 17: 129-138.

Bühler Nolwenn. 2012. Review: Erdmute Alber, Bettina Beer, Julia Pauli, Michael Schnegg (eds). 2010. Verwandschaft Heute: Positionen, Ergebnisse und Perspektiven. Tsantsa 17: 204-205.