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 (location AMC). 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. Her research is grounded in ethnographic research. She has published on accountability devices in health care, like guidelines and performance indicators, on social studies of patient safety, currently developing publications on trans*care in Argentina and ethnographically exploring 'good' science practices within and across disciplines and is finalising her manuscript Generative Accountability: Comparing with Care (forthcoming Mattering Press).



accountability, empirical ethics, invisible work, narrative work, patient safety, quality improvement

External positions

Assistant Professor, Athena Institute | Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

1 May 2020 → …


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