Ylva Söderfeldt

Universitetslektor vid Institutionen för idé- och lärdomshistoria

018-471 1569
Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3P
Box 629
751 26 UPPSALA

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Docent och universitetslektor i Idé- och lärdomshistoria.

Föreståndare för Centrum för medicinsk humaniora och samhällsvetenskap.

Nyckelord: history of medicine emotion disability patient involvement patient organizations womher medical humanities

Member of the Young Academy of Sweden, 2019-2024

Uppsala University's Oscar Prize, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for History of Science/Berlin Centre for the History of Knowledge 2016-2017

Research Associate and Lecturer, Institute for History, Theory and Ethics in Medicine at RWTH Aachen University Hospital 2012-2016

Ph.D. in History, Stuttgart University/ Institute for the History of Medicine of the Robert Bosch Foundation 2008-2011

B. A. and M.A. in History of Ideas, Stockholm University 2002-2006

My primary research interests are directed towards the relationship between expertise and subjectivity, i. e. between those who produce knowledge and the ones they produce knowledge about. This has led me to study people who, due to some deviation from the norm, become objects of concern for various kinds of experts who study, describe, manage, and treat them in various ways. Specifically, I am interested in how groups marked as “others” participate in defining themselves and how this process that affects both the “others” and the people, practices, institutions, and discourses surrounding them.

My current research plans involve studying the early formation of patient organizations and their relationship to medical expertise. The self-governed organizations people with particular illnesses in common began forming in the late 19th century have in the 20th century grown into an influential social movement, where patients engage in self-help, sociability, lobbying, and knowledge generation. From 2020-2023, I am leading a Swedish Research Council funded project on three German patient organizations of the 20th century.

I am also leading a collaboration between the Medical Humanities units at Uppsala, Durham and Bonn funded by the Uppsala-Durham Seedcorn Fund,

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Ylva Söderfeldt
Senast uppdaterad: 2021-03-09