Claudia originally studied Liberal Arts and Sciences at Tilburg University, which she graduated (cum laude) with a major in Social Sciences and a minor in Postcolonial Studies (Utrecht University). During her bachelor years, Claudia also followed an Honours Program and worked as academic assistant on a research project funded by the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW) on the role of public intellectuals in European societies. Claudia obtained a MSc (cum laude) in Cultures of Art, Science and Technology (2013) at Maastricht University.
Claudia received her PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Maastricht University in 2019.
She then briefly worked as a lecturer and assistant professor at the KIN Center for Digital Innovation at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Claudia has also worked as Internship Supervisor at the Athena Institute at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where she guided students conducting research meant to further academic knowledge and to help the organizations involved reach specific goals.
Claudia is currently postdoctoral researcher in the department of Health, Ethics and Society of the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences at Maastricht University.
Claudia’s work has a highly interdisciplinary character. In her doctoral research, she combined insights from Science and Technology Studies (STS), medical sociology, media studies and philosophy to research how expertise about bipolar disorder was enacted on American and French online platforms. In her current work, Claudia builds upon insights from STS, political sciences and informality studies to investigate how public participation is produced through the practices employed by the pharmaceutical industry to standardize patient engagement in the development of new drugs.
Claudia’s research interests focus on the social, ethical, and political dimensions of emerging science and technology, on how processes of digitalization in (mental) healthcare shape knowledge practices, mediate care-relationships, and contribute to new types of inclusions and exclusions.
Professional career history
2012 - 2014: Board Member of Dante Alumni Association (Co-Organizer of Dante Café) -
Tilburg University. The Dante Cafés are events where professors at Tilburg University and alumni
who have achieved great results working in academia and/or industry are invited to interact with other alumni and students in order to strengthen existing ties and develop future collaborations.
2012 - 2013: Internship at the School of Humanities of Tilburg University. Interdisciplinary
Research Project: "Producing Voice, (Self-)Authoring Autism".
2011: KNAW Academic Assistant at the School of Humanities of Tilburg University.
Research Project: "The Role of Public Intellectuals in European Societies".
2009 - 2011: Student Assistant on Social Sciences - Liberal Arts and Sciences, Tilburg