Joeri Bruyninckx (J.L.M .)
Joeri Bruyninckx is Assistant Professor in Science and Technology Studies at Maastricht University. His research focuses on the relations between technology, bodily experience and scientific knowledge.
Previously, he was a research scholar at the Max Planck Institute for History of Science in Berlin, visiting researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cornell University and the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He holds a Ph.D from Maastricht University.
He has published on sound and knowledge practices in twentieth-century field biology and contemporary experimental sciences, and is the author of Listening in the Field. Recording and the Science of Birdsong (MIT Press, 2018), which traces a history of sound recording as scientific practice. His latest projects focus on the history of work and the body in the information age.
- History of science; biology, acoustics, 19th-20th century
- Sociology of science; dynamics of scientific collaboration, trust, tacit knowledge
- Sensory and bodily practice; sound and technology
Professional career history
Joeri Bruyninckx completed a BA in Arts and Culture at Maastricht University in 2006, and a ReMA in Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology with distinction in 2008.
During his studies, Joeri worked as a freelance author, writing for various culture and design magazines and books, interned at several Belgian arts and culture institutes, and taught history of technology at KTH in Stockholm, where he was a visiting junior researcher in 2007.
In 2008, he pursued a PhD in Science and Technology Studies at Maastricht University and received training from Netherlands Graduate Research School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture (WTMC). His dissertation analysed a long history of sound recording and listening practices in field biology. He was a short-term visiting researcher at Cornell University in Fall 2010 and was awarded his degree with distinction in April 2013. His dissertation was given honorable mention for the 2017 DHST Prize for Young Scholars by the International Union for History and Philosophy of Science; a book chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies based on his dissertation was awarded the 2012 Nicholas C. Mullins prize by the Society for Social Studies of Science.
Between 2012 and 2015, he was a post-doctoral researcher at Maastricht University in the NWO-funded Vici project ‘Sonic Skills’ awarded to Karin Bijsterveld and was a visiting researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s program in Science and Technology Studies for a term in 2013/2014.
Since June 2015, Joeri has been teaching as an assistant professor at Maastricht University, which he combines with a position as research scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, as part of a research group on the history of acoustics.
Languages: Flemish/Dutch (native), English (fluent), German (beginner)