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Current Member

Sonja van Wichelen

Affiliation

Social Science

Field of Study

Sociology and Anthropology

Home Institution

University of Sydney

Sonja van Wichelen’s research takes place on the cross-disciplinary node of law, life, and science in a globalizing world. Previous projects focused on cross-border reproductive technologies, global migration, and religion. Van Wichelen’s current focus is on “biolegality” and examines the constitutive relation between biology and law in the formation of knowledge and sociality.

Dates at IAS

Member
School of Social Science
current
Member
School of Social Science

Degrees

University of Amsterdam
Ph.D.
2007
Utrecht University
BA, MA
2000

Honors

2019
Sydney Research Accelerator (SOAR) Prize, University of Sydney
2014
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, Australian Research Council
2008
Rubicon Award, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research

Appointments

University of Sydney
2018
Associate Professor
University of California Berkeley
2017–2018
Visiting Scholar
University of Sydney
2015–2017
Senior Research Fellow
Western Sydney University
2010–2014
Research Fellow
Brown University
2009–2010
Postdoctoral Fellow
Yale University
2007–2009
Postdoctoral Fellow