Short CV/Education and training

  • 1988
    Abitur (A-levels), Graf Anton Günther school, Oldenburg, Germany

  • 1988 – 1996
    Studied biology and German philology (toward a Diplom degree and teaching qualification), University of Göttingen, Germany

  • 1990
    Vordiplom (intermediate examination) Biology, University of Göttingen

  • 1996
    First state examination in German and biology to qualify for teaching at Gymnasium (grammar school), University of Göttingen

  • 1996 – 2000
    Doctoral student at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, Germany

  • 2002
    Doctorate (Dr rer. nat.), Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany

  • 2001 – 2003
    Research associate at the Centre for Literary and Cultural Research Berlin, project: "Leonardo effects: Examples of constellations from the history of the division of the natural sciences and the humanities: 1800, 1900, 2000"

  • 2003 – 2006
    Research associate at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin

  • 2004 – 2009
    Instructor at the Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany

  • 2006 – 2009
    Instructor, Freie Universität (FU) Berlin

  • 2009 – 2010
    Winter semester: Maria Goeppert-Mayer Visiting Professor of international women's and gender studies at the Braunschweig University of Technology

  • Since 2006
    Research associate functioning as the director of a research group at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin (W2 Minerva Programme, Max Planck Society), until (est.) 2011

  • Since 2010
    Professor, Mercator Research Group „Spaces of Anthropological Knowledge“ and Institute for Philosophy I, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Selected publications

  • Brandt, C.: Metapher und Experiment. Von der Virusforschung zum genetischen Code. Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag, 2004.

  • Vienne, F., Brandt, C. (eds.): Wissensobjekt Mensch. Humanwissenschaftliche Praktiken im 20. Jahrhundert, Berlin: Kadmos Verlag, 2008.

  • Brandt, C.: Zeitschichten des Klons. Anmerkungen zu einer Begriffsgeschichte. In: Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte 33, 2010. pp. 123-146.

  • Brandt, C.: "In his Image". Klon-Experimente zwischen Biowissenschaft und Science-Fiction. In: Birgit Griesecke, Markus Krause, Nicolas Pethes, Katja Sabisch (eds.): Kulturgeschichte des Menschenversuchs im 20. Jahrhundert: Epistemologien – Settings – Repräsentationen, Frankfurt: Suhrkamp 2009. pp. 373-393.

  • Brandt, C.: Wissenschaftserzählungen. Narrative Strukturen im naturwissenschaftlichen Diskurs. In: Christian Klein, Matias Martinez (eds.): Wirklichkeitserzählungen. Felder, Formen und Funktionen nicht-literarischen Erzählens, Stuttgart: Metzler 2009. pp. 81-109.

  • Brandt, C.: Die zwei (und mehr) Kulturen des "Klons". Utopie und Fiktion im biowissenschaftlichen Diskurs der Nachkriegszeit. In: NTM. Zeitschrift für die Geschichte der Wissenschaften, Technik und Medizin 17, 2009. pp. 243-275.

  • Brandt, C.: Codes & Clones: Begriffs-Konjunkturen in den Biowissenschaften, 1950-1980. In: Zeitgeschichte Vol. 35, no. 6, 2008. pp. 354-371.

  • Brandt, C.: Wissenschaft – Literatur – Öffentlichkeit. Die Bedeutung der Science-Fiction in den 1970er Jahren für die öffentlichen Debatte zum Klonen. In: Sybilla Nikolow, Arne Schirrmacher (eds.): Wissenschaft und Öffentlichkeit als Ressourcen füreinander. Studien zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte im 20. Jahrhundert, Frankfurt (Main): Campus, 2007. pp. 137- 164.

  • Brandt, C.: Genetic Code, Text, and Scripture: Metaphors and Narration in German Molecular Biology. In: Science in Context 18, 2005. pp. 629-648.


Additional qualifications

  • Visiting Professor at the Collins Centre and the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA, 2009

  • Visiting researcher at the Centre for Biology and Society, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA (adjunct faculty within the framework of a project to develop an Internet platform for embryo research), 2009

  • Visiting researcher at the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Centre for Genomics in Society (Egenis), University of Exeter, UK, 2008

  • Visiting researcher at the Institute for Philosophy at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City, Mexico, 2008


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