Research Areas: biological technoscience, biopolitics, biovalue, laboratory life, the engineering of life.
About my Study: Synthetic Biology is a recent, growing field of biology that streamlines the non-linearity of biological processes and applies engineering principles to life itself. By creating objects that are neither natural nor artificial, synthetic biology laboratories enable the materiality of life to become a tool of craft, challenging conventional ideas of what constitutes life. However, the products of biological technoscience, such as vaccination, are frequently incorporated into biopolitical networks that continuously highlight the significance of "the living" as a taken-for-granted category. By facing the contemporary double-face of life – one sociopolitical in crystallization and another scientific in dissolution – my research seeks to clarify how historically contingent, situated power relations impact and orientate the scientific manipulation of life itself.
My research is supervised by Dr. Liron Shani (HUJI) and Professor Nurit Stadler (HUJI).