Dr. Solveig Lena Hansen
Since October 2020, I am a lecturer for ethics at Bremen University, Faculty for Human and Health Sciences (tenured position), where I am doing ethics for and with BA and MA students of public health. I am still affiliated with the University Medical Center Göttingen through my habiliation on ethical aspects of public health communication.
My academic biography in Göttingen:
In 2007, I joined the Department of Medical Ethics and the History of Medicine, where I have developed my research interests at the intersection of communication and bioethics.
I was a research fellow in the project: "I would prefer not to“ – Organ donation between unease and criticism. A sociological and ethical analysis (funded by the German Research Foundation, 2014-2016 and 2018-2020). I was also Co-PI and research fellow in the project ClinhiPS - A Scientific, Ethical and Comparative Legal Analysis of the Clinical Application of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells in Germany and Austria (funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, 2016-2018).
My 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, Funding: German Research Foundation). I was a visiting fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society in Graz (Austria) 2013/2014 and at the Austrian Unit of the Network of Institutions for Medical Ethics Education, Medical University Innsbruck (Austria) 2018.
I have studied Comparative Literature, Scandinavian Studies, and Gender Studies at Göttingen University and Uppsala University (Sweden) 2005-2010. The titel of my master thesis was: Required Life. Literary Representations of Organ Donation and their Assessment in Reviews.
- Narrative Bioethics
- Cloning / Stem Cells
- Otherness and Alterity
- Ethical Aspects of Health Communication
- Organ Transplantation
09/2017: Academy for Medical Ethics Award for best publication by a junior researcher for the paper: "Dystopia and method: on the fictional negotiation of moral beliefs in bioethics"
12/2013: Foundation Council of Göttingen University Award for the film series "complex conflicts", category: science communication (together with Sabine Woehlke
Hansen, SL (2021): Otherness, Cloning, and Morality in John Wyndham’s The Midwich Cuckoos (1957). Journal of Medical Humanities. (accepted for publication)
Hansen, SL; Schicktanz, S (2021) (eds): Ethical Challenges of Organ Transplantation. Current Debates and International Perspectives. Bielefeld: transcript (forthcoming).
Hansen, SL; Schicktanz, S. (2021): Exploring the Ethical Issues in Organ Transplantation. Ongoing Debates and Emerging Topics. In: Hansen, SL; Schicktanz, S (Hg.) (2021): Ethical Challenges of Organ Transplantation. Current Debates and International Perspectives. Bielefeld: transcript, 11–20.
Hansen, SL; Beier, K (2021): Appealing to Trust in Donation Contexts. Expectations and Commitments. In: Hansen, SL; Schicktanz, S (Hg.) (2021): Ethical Challenges of Organ Transplantation. Current Debates and International Perspectives. Bielefeld: transcript, 81–102.
Hilbrich, I; Hansen, SL (2021): Explorations about the Family’s Role in the German Transplantation System: Epistemic Opacity and Discursive Exclusion. Social Epistemology. DOI: 10.1080/02691728.2021.1913662
Hansen, SL; Pfaller, L; Schicktanz, S (2020): Critical Analysis of Communication Strategies in Public Health Promotion. An Empirical-Ethical Study on Organ Donation in Germany. Bioethics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bioe.12774
Hilbrich, I; Hansen, SL (2021): Explorations about the Family’s Role in the German Transplantation System: Epistemic Opacity and Discursive Exclusion. Social Epistemology, DOI: 10.1080/02691728.2021.1913662
Hansen, SL; Balistreri, M (2019) (guest editors): “What’s Next?” – Hype and Hope from Human Reproductive Cloning to Genome Editing. Special Section, Nanoethics. https://link.springer.com/journal/11569/onlineFirst
Heyder, C; Hansen, SL; Wiesemann, C (2020): Ethical Aspects of Translating Research with Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Products into Clinical Practice: A Stakeholder Approach. The New Bioethics. Online first, DOI: 10.1080/20502877.2020.1724708
Balistreri, M; Hansen, SL (2019): Moral and Fictional Discourses on Assisted Reproductive Technologies: Current Responses, Future Scenarios. Nanoethics. DOI: 10.1007/s11569-019-00359-y
Diekämper, J; Hansen, SL (2019): Hype, Hope, and Help: Situating a Science Announcement in a Web of Stories. DOI: 10.1007/s11569-019-00358-z
Hansen, SL (2018): Family Resemblances: Human Reproductive Cloning as an Example for Reconsidering the Mutual Relationships Between Bioethics and Science Fiction. Bioethical Inquiry, DOI: 10.1007/s11673-018-9842-0
Pfaller, L; Hansen, SL; Adloff, F; Schicktanz, S (2018): ‘Saying No to Organ Donation’: an Empirical Typology of Reluctance and Rejection, Sociology of Health and Illness, https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12775
Hansen, SL; Eisner, MI; Pfaller, L; Schicktanz, S (2017): ‘Are you in or are you out?!’ Moral Appeals in Public Poster Campaigns - a Multimodal and Ethical Analysis. Health Communication, DOI:10.1080/10410236.2017.1331187
Hansen, SL; Gruhlich, J; Hofmann, S (eds.) (since 2018): Gender<ed> Thoughts. New Perspectives in Gender Research. Working Paper Series, open access: http://www.gendered-thoughts.uni-goettingen.de/
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, DOI: 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; Cronjäger, C (2015): Transcending the Spatialized Other in and through Jeanette Winterson’s ‘The Stone Gods’,Global Humanities1, 157-169.