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Last updated: 9/11/2017
Birgit Ruth Buergi
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CB13NT  United Kingdom
Independent Scholar
  Neuroanthropology, STS, Bioarts
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CB13NT  United Kingdom
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  PhD Anthropology
MPhil Social Anthropology
MSc Sociology
Postgraduate Certificate STS
  Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge
Institute for Environmental Decisions, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ)
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM)
  Buergi, B. R. 2017. Bioarts in Science-Cityscapes: Ethnographic Fragments of the Neuroworld. PhD dissertation, National University of Singapore, available online
Buergi, B.R. 2015 [2012]. ‘Part Seven: Nano and Society: A Dialogue’. In T. Pradeep (Ed.) A Textbook of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2nd Edition). New Delhi: McGraw-Hill Education, 767-820
Buergi, B.R. 2012. Buying In, Edging Out: Perspectives on Contemporary Global Health Financing among Thailand’s Malaria Community. Science, Technology & Society, 17(1), 123-142
Buergi, B.R., and Pradeep, T. 2007. ‘Society and Nano’. In T. Pradeep (Ed.) Nano: The Essential, Understanding Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. New Delhi: McGraw Hill Education, 345-371
Buergi, B. R., and Pradeep, T. 2006. Societal Implications of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Developing Countries. Current Science, 90(5), 645-658
  2012-2017 PhD Scholarship (Singapore)
Ministry of Education, Singapore Government – SGD 78k
2012-2016 Graduate Fellowship (Singapore)
Tembusu College, National University of Singapore (NUS) – SGD 45k
2014 Graduate Student Research Support Scheme for Thesis-related Fieldwork (Thailand) Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (FASS), NUS – SGD 6k
2013-2014 Full-time Research Graduate Students Financial Assistance for Conferences (England)
FASS, NUS – SGD 4.5k
2013 Overseas Education Program (Canada)
FASS, NUS – SGD 2.5k
2012-2013 Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences Staff Research Support Scheme (Thailand)
2006-2007 Research Fellowship (Switzerland/Thailand)
North-South Center, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), and Swiss Agency for Development & Cooperation (SDC), Swiss Government
2005 Writing Grant (India)
The Indian Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Initiative, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India
  2017 Borders: Being a “researcher on the move”; Career Talk. Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, February 8. Invitation by Ms Sampurna Chakrabarti
2016 Framing the “nāga-snow prince” image neuroanthropologically
Photography in Academic Research: photography + (con)text Conference. University College London (UCL), Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI), and Birkbeck College, University of London, London, UK, September 8-9
2015 Cutting and slicing: Bioarts and neuroanthropology
10th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies. Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, June 24-26
2014 Thai Sci-Fi comics
Work-in-progress (WIP) Seminar. Tembusu College, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, October 30. Invitation by Dr John van Whye
2014 Thai Sci-fi comics for cultivating “a new breed of scientists and engineers”
Strangers in Strange Lands: Mapping the Relationship between Anthropology and Science Fiction Symposium. University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, November 15-16
2013 The political self of foreign academic migrants: Shared sociality in Singapore Biopolis
Asia-Pacific Worlds in Motion V Conference: Migration Beyond Borders. St John’s College, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, May 30-31
2013 Foreign academic migrants and their political subjecthood in Southeast Asia’s emergent science cities
Work in Progress (WIP) Seminar. Center on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, May 9. Invitation by Professor Biao Xiang
2013 The political subjecthood of academic migrants in Asia’s science cities
13th Annual East Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference: Contested Spaces. University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, March 2
2013 City of life: A re-reading of Geddes’s ‘biopolis’
Asian Biopoleis and Beyond Conference. Needham Institute, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, February 26-27
2012 Re-thinking ‘citizenship pluralism’ in the making of the ASEAN Economic Community
2nd Asian Biopoleis Conference: Crossing Boundaries. Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, July 26-27
2010 The ‘collaborative momentum’ in the ethnographic enterprise: Why do we do what we do, when we do it?
European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) Conference: Practising Science and Technology, Performing the Social. University of Trento, Trento, Italy, September 3
2010 Mending and bending anti-malarial drug innovation at times of emerging multidrug resistance in Southeast Asia
11th European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) Biennial Conference: Crisis and Imagination. National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland, August 27
2010 Linking south and north and thereon westwards: Contextualizing “equal partnership” in international drug research and innovation ventures
Annual Finnish Anthropology Conference: Ideas of Value. University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, May 11
2010 Local politics of global funding and sponsorship of collaborative malaria drug discovery, development, and delivery
International Science & Bioethics Collaborations (ISBC) Colloquium. Center for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge, UK, January 9
2007 Adaptive learning with GPS-supported disaster management software for community awareness and resilience (poster presentation)
USAID/IOTWS-NDWC Strategic Meeting on Tsunami Alert Rapid Notification System (TARNS). National Disaster Warning Center (NDWC), and Department for Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), Ministry of Interior, Thai Government, Nakhorn Nayok, Thailand, February 5
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