Standardizing abnormality: How the abnormal became standardized

Project leader: Francis Lee

This subproject deals with the standardization of abnormality through the lens of surveillance of congenital malformations. It traces the birth of the Swedish register for congenital malformations through interviews, media images, and archival material. Theoretically, the project draws on valuation studies as well as classic work on infrastructures and standardization within the field of Science and Technology Studies.

Publications and presentations:

• ”Fetal values: On the limits of valuation in reproductive research”, paper presentation, Society for the Social Studies of Science Annual Meeting, Barcelona, Spain, 31 August-4 September, 2016.