Melike Şahinol (Dr. rer. soc.) is a Senior Research Fellow at the Orient-Institut Istanbul affiliated with the Max Weber Foundation and head of the research area »Human, Medicine and Society«. She studied sociology, political science and psychology at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Şahinol received her doctorate in 2015 in sociology at the Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen. She received several grants and fellowships, including one for the program »Science, Technology and Society« (STS) at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Her research interests lie in the field of Sociology of Technology and the Body and Medical Sociology. In her current project »Additive Manufacturing: Enabling Technologies in the Childhood« she analyses the development of 3D printed prosthesis for children and disability beyond the technological fix narrative from a Crip Technoscience perspective. Şahinol led the founding of the Turkish Scholarly Network for Science and Technology Studies (STS TURKEY) and continues to provide contributions to the establishment of STS in Turkey.
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