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Dr. phil. Solveig Lena Hansen

Research interests

  • Bioethics and Cultural Studies
  • Bioethics and Narration
  • Cloning / Stem Cells
  • Public Health / Ethics in Human Communication
  • Otherness and Alterity

Biographical note

Solveig Lena Hansen M.A. joined the Department already in 2007 as a student assistant. She currently is a Research Fellow in the Project Clinhips

Solveig Lena was a doctoral scholarship-holder at the DFG-Research Training Group "Dynamics of Space and Gender" in Kassel/Göttingen 2010-2013. Furthermore, her PhD was funded by a fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society in Graz (Austria) 2013/2014.

Her doctoral research topic was Alterity as a Cultural Challenge of Cloning. A Reconstruction of Literary and Bioethical Negotiations. The thesis was submitted at Göttingen University in 2014 and defended in 2015 (subject: Bioethics).

Solveig Lena studied Comparative Literature, Scandinavian Studies, and Gender Studies at Göttingen University (Germany) and Uppsala University (Sweden) 2005-2010. The titel of her master thesis was: Required Life. Literary Representations of Organ Donation and their Assessment in Reviews.

Complete CV

      Featured Publications

      Schicktanz, S; Pfaller, L; Hansen, SL; Boos, M (2017): Attitudes towards brain death and conceptions of the body in relation to willingness or reluctance to donate: results of a student survey before and after the German transplantation scandals and legal changes. Journal of Public Health: 10.1007/s10389-017-0786-3

      Hansen, SL; Wöhlke, S (2016): Contrasting Medical Technology with Deprivation and Social Vulnerability. Lessons for the Ethical Debate on Cloning and Organ Transplantation through the film Never Let Me Go. Nanoethics 10, 3, 245-256

      Hansen, SL; Eisner, MI; Pfaller, L; Schicktanz, S: ‘Are you in or are you out?!’ Moral Appeals in Public Poster Campaigns on Organ Donation from a German Perspective, Health Communication (under review)

      Pfaller, L; Hansen, SL; Adloff, F; Schicktanz, S: No to Organ Donation in Germany: A Typology of Reluctance and Rejection. Sociology of Health and Illness (under review)

      Hansen, SL; Cronjäger, C (2015): Transcending the Spatialized Other in and through Jeanette Winterson’s ‘The Stone Gods’, Global Humanities 1, S. 157-169

      Hansen, SL (2015): Otherness, Cloning, and Morality in John Wyndham's The Midwich Cuckoos (1957), in: A Bammé, G Getzinger, T Berger: Yearbook 2014 of the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society, Munich/Vienna (forthcoming)

      Complete List of Publications and Talks 




      Depicting Moral Messages - an Analysis of German Poster Campaigns on Organ Transplantation. 4th Elpat Congress, April 22.-25. 2016, Rome

      Workshop on visual health communication: