Dr T. Sharon - Schneidleder
Philosophy of technology; science and technology studies; empirical ethics; sociology of health and biomedicine; governmentality studies
My research explores how people engage with new and emerging biomedical technologies in a context of shifting and competing understandings of health, citizenship and well-being. This entails, on the one hand, an inquiry into how everyday uses of technologies help shape what people do, what they value and how they understand themselves, and on the other, an analysis of broader socio-political discourses on participation, responsibility and sustainability. Most importantly, it is the nature of the relationship between these two levels – of the everyday and of dominant discourses – that I seek to understand.
Different aspects and means of conducting this exploration have shaped the various research projects that I have undertaken since my graduate studies: human enhancement (PhD); healthy citizenship (NWO-Rubicon grant); self-tracking for health and personalized healthcare (NWO-Veni grant).
Professional career history
Since 2013: Assistant professor, Philosophy Department and STS Research Group, Maastricht University.
2011-2012: Postdoc researcher at Maastricht University, Philosophy Department and STS Research group. NWO Rubicon project, "Healthy Creativity: The Implicit Normativity of Healthy Citizenship".
2011: PhD (cum laude), Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies, Bar Ilan University, Israel, "Towards a Critical Posthumanism: A Non-humanist Assessment of Emerging Biotechnologies". Awarded the Mara Bellar Prize for the best dissertation of 2011 by the Israeli Society for the History and Philosophy of Science.
2007: MA (highest distinction), Department of Hermeneutics, Bar Ilan University, Israel.
2001: MA (highest distinction), Department of Political Science Tel Aviv University, Israel. Thesis: "Amending Modern Epistemology: A Hermeneutical Criticism of Theoretical and Postmodern Philosophy"
2000: BA, Department of History / Department of Political Science, Université Paris 7 Denis Diderot / Tel Aviv University.