dhr. dr. C.S. (Sebastian) Abrahamsson


  • Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
    Programmagroep: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht  166
    1018 WV  Amsterdam
  • C.S.Abrahamsson@uva.nl
    T:  0205253612

Bio

Since 2011 I have been working in a team of interdisciplinary researchers, headed by Annemarie Mol. Before coming to Amsterdam, I received my DPhil in geography at Oxford University, School of Geography and the Environment.   

Publications

  • Abrahamsson, S (accepted) "Shit happens: on Constipation and Agency" Subjectivity
  • Abrahamsson, S (accepted) "Emergent Normativities of Speed & Food" Time and Society
  • Abrahamsson, S & Mol, Annemarie "Foods"   in Adey, P., Bissell, D., Hannam, K., Merriman, P., & Sheller, M. (Eds.) (2013). Handbook of Mobilities London: Routledge, pp: 278-287
  • Cook, I., Jackson, P. Hayes-Conroy, A., Abrahamsson, S. (et al,) "Food's cultural geographies: texture, creativity & publics" in Johnson, N & Schein, R. (Eds) New Companion to Cultural Geography Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell pp: 343-354 (see link below for more details)
  • Munk, A & Abrahamsson, S (2012) "When Empiricism Intervenes: Strategy and Tactics on the Ontopolitical Battlefield", Science Studies 25(1): 52-70 
  • Abrahamsson, S & Simpson, P (2011) "The Limits of the Body: Boundaries, Capacities, Thresholds", Social and Cultural Geography, 12(4): 331-338
  • Abrahamsson, S (2011) "Something Happening. On the Geographies of a Mummified Body", Oxford University DPhil thesis
  • Abrahamsson, S (2010) "Stillness, Re-Animated. Experiencing Body Worlds and the Work of Art" in Bisell, D & Fuller, G (eds.) Stillness in a Mobile World. London: Routledge pp. 155-171
  • Abrahamsson, S(2009) "Between motion and rest: Encountering Bodies in/on display", M/C Journal Vol. 12(1) http://journal.media-culture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/article/viewArticle/109
  • Abrahamsson, C & Abrahamsson, C (2007) "In conversation with the body conveniently known as Stelarc", Cultural Geographies,Vol 14(2) 2007: 293-308
  • Abrahamsson, C & Abrahamsson, S (2007) "Kreativiteten och socialisationen" ["Creativity and Socialisation"], in Rider, S & Jörnesten, A (eds.) Reclaim the Science! En stridsskrift, Gidlunds Förlag
  • Abrahamsson, S (2007) "By Northern Light: on the making of geography in Sweden", ScottishGeographical Journal Vol 123(3) 2007: 235-236

Other

  • Abrahamsson, S & De Vries, K (2012) "Dumpsters, Muffins, Waste and Law" paper written for Discard Studies from conference presentation at AAG, 2012

Conference papers, participation and organisation

  • 2012 " Of Worms and Humans: notes from experiments in vermicomposting " paper to be presented at Institute of British Geographers/Royal Geographical Society, IBG/RGS, Edinburgh (together with Filippo Bertoni)
  • 2012  " Limits of edibility: practices of eating "waste" and polluted food in urban environments ", to be presented at Nordic Conference of Consumer Research, NCCR, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2012 "'I may be looking for waste, but I eat food':  On the Legal and Organic limits of Eating Wasted Food ",  Association of American Geographers, AAG, Boston, USA (together with Katjade Vries)
  • 2012 "Eating Media?",  Association of American Geographers, AAG, Boston, USA
  • 2011 "Technologies of Belonging" invited to comment on paper given by Marianne Sommer, organised by Amade M'charek, Katharina Schramm & David Skinner in Amsterdam
  • 2011 "Human Creativity Seminar" invited participant at Mellon Sawyer seminar in Oxford, organised by Sarah Whatmore & Chris Gosden
  • 2009 "The limits of the body" Organised paper session at the Association of American Geographers, AAG, LasVegas, USA (co-organised with Paul Simpson, Bristol University)
  • 2008 "Transforming dead bodies into objects of science and art", Invited speaker at Museion/Biomedicine on display, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2008 "Medicine and new media" Summer school organised by the Centre for the History of Medicine, Warwick University, UK
  • 2008 "Tracing bodies through time and space: Or, how to make materials talk again", The European Association for the Study ofScience and Technology, EASST, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2008 "The geography of the mummy: turning dead bodies into art objects", Institute of British Geographers/Royal Geographical Society, IBG/RGS, London
  • 2008 "Images, Screens and Bodies", Association of American Geographers, AAG,Boston, USA (co-presenter Christian Abrahamsson)
  • 2007 "Neurosocieties: The rise and impact of the new brain sciences", European Neuroscience and Society Network launch conference London School of Economics, UK
  • 2007 "Looking in/through the body: The geography of bodily spaces", Nature and Super-nature, Exeter University, UK
  • 2007 "Invasive science and inventive arts: Towards a geography of bodily inner spaces", Wessex Consortium, UK
  • 2006 "Stelarc and the body´s potentiality",Research seminar at Uppsala University, Sweden (co-authored with Christian Abrahamsson, Uppsala University)
  • 2005 "Stelarc: Performance art and the body", Nordic summer school (NSU), Tartuu, Estonia (co-authored with Christian Abrahamsson, Uppsala University)

Links

  • Of Worms and Humans: notes from experiments in vermicomposting  (forthcoming, co-author/presenter Filippo Bertoni)
    Where: IBG/RGS, Edinburgh
    When: 3rd July 2012 - 5th July 2012 
  • Limits of edibility: practices of eating "waste" and polluted food in urban environments  (forthcoming)
    Where: NCCR 2012, Gothenburg 
    When: 30th May 2012 - 1st June 2012 
  • Eating media?
    Where: AAG, New York
    When: 28th February 2012 
  • I may be looking for waste, but I eat food': On the Legal and Organic limits of Eating Wasted Food  (presented by Katja de Vries)
    Where: AAG, New York
    When: 24th February 2012 
  • Introducing the limits of the body  (presented by Dr Paul Simpson)
    Where: AAG, Las Vegas 
    When: 25th March 2009 
  • The geography of the mummy: turning dead bodies into art objects
    Where: IBG/RGS, London 
    When: 29th August 2008 
  • Awakening the Dead? Bringing 'Life' Back to the Mummy
    Where: EASST/4S
    When: 23rd August 2008 
  • Images - Screens, Brains and Bodies
    Where: AAG, Boston
    When: 17th April 2008 
  • Transforming dead bodies into scientific and artistic objects Where: Museion, Copenhagen
    When: 9th September 2008 
  • Looking in/through the body: The geography of bodily spaces
    Where: Nature and Super-nature
    When: 21st September 2007 
  • Invasive science and inventive arts: Towards a geography of bodily inner spaces
    Where: Wessex consortium
    When: 2007

2014

  • S. Abrahamsson & A. Mol (2014). Foods. In P. Adey, D. Bissell, K. Hannam, P. Merriman & M. Sheller (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of mobilities (Routledge handbooks) (pp. 278-287). London [etc.]: Routledge.

2013

  • I. Cook, P. Jackson, A. Hayes-Conroy, S. Abrahamsson, R. Sandover, M. Sheller, H. Henderson, L. Hallett, S. Imai, D. Maye & A. Hill (2013). Food's cultural geographies: texture, creativity and publics. In N. Johnson, R. Schein & J. Winders (Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell companion to cultural geography (Blackwell companions to geography) (pp. 343-354). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

2012

2011

2010

  • C.S. Abrahamsson (2010). Stillness, Re-Animated. Experiencing Body Worlds and the Work of Art. London: Routledge.

2009

  • C.S. Abrahamsson (2009). Between Motion and Rest: Encountering Bodies in/on Display. M/C Journal, 12(1).

Tijdschriftredactie

  • C.S. Abrahamsson & P. Simpson (Eds.). (2012). Social & Cultural Geography, 12(4).
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