Sonja Zuiderent-Jerak

Sonja Zuiderent - Jerak


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Sonja Jerak-Zuiderent is an Assistant Professor of Social Studies of Science, Technology and Care at the Department of Ethics, Law and Humanities at the Amsterdam University Medical Centres. Her research centres around a two-fold question: (1) how 'good care' gets shaped in healthcare and the sciences broadly defined; and (2) how 'good care' is accounted for. She studies this with a particular focus on the everyday and mundane work of things and people; work that gets easily neglected and marginalised. Sonja's work is grounded in ethnographic research and attentive to how people find generative ways to live, respectfully, in difference together in more-than-human worlds. She has published on accountability devices in health care, like guidelines and performance indicators, on social studies of patient safety, on 'good science' practices within and across disciplines, on embedding spiritual care closer to home, most recently she is developing publications on how to prevent health inequalities in the Netherlands through transforming practices of reproductive public health and she continues to study and learn from trans*care practices in Latin America.



social studies of science, technology, society and care | empirical ethics | ethnography | invisible work | narrative work | accountability practices | patient safety and quality improvement practices

External positions

Assistant Professor, Athena Institute | Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

1 May 2020 → …

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