mw. prof. dr. A. (Annemarie) Mol


  • Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
    Programmagroep: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht  166
    1018 WV  Amsterdam
  • A.Mol@uva.nl
    T:  0205252530

Annemarie Mol is professor of Anthropology of the Body. In her work she
combines the ethnographic study of practices with the task of shifting our
theoretical repertoires.  Her most important research lines to date:

The words - language as practice

Saying 'lekker' (in Dutch) is not quite the same as saying 'tasty' or
'delicious' (in English) and both these terms differ from 'nice'. A lot
may be learned from attending in detail to words, their contexts and
their effects.  

The object - multiplicity

Objects of knowledge may be understood as focal points of different
perspectives. But it is also possible to trace how they are being handled
(sliced, questioned, coloured, cooked up) in varied knowledge
practices. If we do the latter, then it appears that objects-in-practice
(say 'anaemia', 'atherosclerosis', or 'body') tend to come in many
versions. These versions are both different and interdependent: multiple. 

The process - care

Decision trees suggest linear ways of working where one thing follows
from and after the other. However, in many practices, care practices
included, time is not an arrow and entities are not brought into being

just once, but keep on changing. Rather than fitting fantasies of control,

such processes depend on endless tinkering. Such tinkering, if done
well, is care.

The site - topologies

Everything happens somewhere. And then things travel between places.
But in which kind of space to situate events, techniques and objects?
There are various topological figures to consider, such as regions,
networks, fluids and fires. They each order and allow for travel,
boundaries, similarity and difference - differently.

The engagement - eating as relating

What happens if we take 'eating' as a model of what it is to know, to act
and/or to relate? This is the research project that Mol currently works on
with the Eating Bodies in Practice and Theory team. As a part of this
project we take a fresh look at what it is to eat. What, in practice, are
tasting, digesting, wasting, thriving, appreciating? What kind of relations
between organisms does 'eating' craft and encourage? What is 'an eating
body' and where does it begin and end? How does 'eating' enduringly
change the world? 

Work

2010-            Professor Anthropology of the Body, University of Amsterdam

2008-2010    Socrates Professor Social Theory, Humanism & Materiality, University of Amsterdam, 1 day a week

1996-2008    Socrates Professor Political Philosophy, University of Twente, 1 day a week

1996-2009    Senior researcher on grants from NWO & Zon/Mw, University of Twente, 4 days a week

1990-1995    Post-doc on a Constantijn & Christiaan Huygens Grant NWO Maastricht University & University of Utrecht

1984-1989    Junior researcher, Philosophy, Universiteit Groningen

Education

1989              PhD Philosophy, University of Groningen
1985              Political Science, First Year Exams, University of Amsterdam
1984              Postdoctoral course Sociology of Care, University of Amsterdam
1982/3           Postdoctoral Anthropology, Sociology & Philosophy seminars in Paris
1982              Masters Philosophy, University of Utrecht
1982              Masters Medicine, Free Program, University of Utrecht, cum laude
1976              Gymnasium B, Coriovallum College, Heerlen
 

Other

2006-            Member of the Social Scientific Council of the Royal Academy of Sciences

Prizes

2004             Ludwig Fleck Book Prize of the Society for the Social Studies of Science for The Body Multiple
2004             The Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize  for TheBody Multiple
1990             Dr. R.J. van Helsdingen prize of the Dutch Society for Psychiatry and Philosophy for Ziek is het Woord niet

Grants

2010-2015     ERC Advanced Grant: The Eating Body in Western Practice and Theory
2011-2014     ORA Grant: Memorials and remains of medical research in Africa
2005-2009     Ethics, Research & Policy, NWO: Good food, good information
2001-2004     ZonMw: The two faces of patient autonomy
2000-2004     Ethics & Policy NWO: Genres of good care in psychiatry
1996 -2000    Ethics & Policy NWO: Norms incorporated. Technology and the good life
1990-1995    Constantijn & Christiaan Huijgens Grant NWO: Differences in Medicine

Care in Practice (eds with Ingunn Moser & Jeannette Pols)

In what way is »care« a matter of »tinkering«? Rather than presenting care
as a (preferably »warm«) relation between human beings, the various
contributions to the volume give the material world (usually cast as »cold«)
a prominent place in their analysis. Thus, this book does not continue to
oppose care and technology, but contributes to rethinking both in such a
way that they can be analysed together.

The Logic of Care

What is good care? In this innovative and compelling book, Annemarie
Mol, analysing care practices for and by people with diabetes, argues

 that good care has little to do with 'patient choice'. Instead, it

 depends on jointly, attentively, adapting bodies, technologies and daily life               

 to each other. Again and again, until the day we die.

Other versions

The Body Multiple

The Body Multiple is an extraordinary ethnography of an ordinary disease.
Drawing on fieldwork in a Dutch university hospital, Annemarie Mol looks
at the day-to-day diagnosis and treatment of atherosclerosis. A patient
information leaflet might describe atherosclerosis as the gradual obstruction
of the arteries, but in hospital practice this one medical condition appears
to be many other things as well. The book explores the work invested in

making different versions of reality hang together.

Complexities (ed with John Law)

Much recent social science and humanities work has been a
revolt against simplification. This volume explores the contrast between
simplicity and complexity to reveal that this dichotomy, itself, is too
simplistic. John Law and Annemarie Mol have gathered a distinguished
panel of contributors who offer empirical case studies that theorise

 simplicity/complexity.

Differences in Medicine (ed with Marc Berg)

Western medicine-especiallyincontrast with non-Western traditions of
medical practice-is widely thought of as a coherent and unified field in
which beliefs, definitions, and judgments are shared. Marc Berg and
Annemarie Mol debunk this myth with an interdisciplinary andintercultural
collection of essays that reveals the significantly variedwayspractitioners
of "conventional" Western medicine handle bodies, study testresults,
configure statistics, and converse with patients. 

Ziek is het woord niet (with Peter van Lieshout)

Taal verandert snel. Dat geldt ook voor de taal waarmee in de veertig jaar
na de Tweede Wereldoorlog in de Nederlandse huisartsgeneeskunde en
geestelijke volksgezondheid gepraat en geschreven is over de mensen die
er hulp zochten (patiënten of klanten), de zaken die ze aandroegen
(ziekten, problemen, hulpvragen), de verbanden waar ze deel van
uitmaakten (volk, klasse, populatie) en ga zo maar door. Dit boek
analyseert veranderingen in de taal die tussen 1945 en 1985 werd gebruikt
in Nederlandstalige professionele tijdschriften.

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

2012

2011

2010

  • A. Mol (2010). Actor-Network Theory: sensitive terms and enduring tensions. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie. Sonderheft, 50, 253-269.
  • A. Mol (2010). Freedom or socks: market promises versus supportive care in diabetes treatment. In C. Patton (Ed.), The rebirth of the clinic: places and agents in contemporary health care (pp. 99-120). Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press.
  • A. Mol (2010). Care and its values: good food in the nursing home. In A. Mol, I. Moser & A.J. Pols (Eds.), Care in practice: on tinkering in clinics, homes and farms (VerKörperungen, 8) (pp. 215-234). Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag.
  • A. Mol, I. Moser & A.J. Pols (2010). Care: putting practice into theory. In A. Mol, I. Moser & J. Pols (Eds.), Care in practice: on tinkering in clinics, homes and farms (VerKörperungen, 8) (pp. 7-26). Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag.
  • A. Mol (2010). Moderation or satisfaction? food ethics and food facts. In S. Vandamme, S. van de Vathorst & I. de Beaufort (Eds.), Whose weight is it anyway? Essays on ethics and eating (pp. 121-132). Leuven: Acco Academic. http://dare.uva.nl/document/212420

2009

2008

  • J. Law & A. Mol (2008). The Actor Enacted. Cumbria Sheep in 2001. In C. Knappet & L. Malafouris (Eds.), Material Agency. Towards a non-Antropocentric Approach (pp. 57-77). Springer.
  • A. Mol & C. Karayalcin (2008). ‘Evidence’ is niet genoeg; kanttekeningen uit de praktijk van de acute psychiatrie. Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie, 50(6), 359-364.
  • J. Law & A. Mol (2008). Globalisation in Practice: on the Politics of Boiling Pigswill. Geoforum, 39(1), 133-143.
  • A. Mol (2008). I eat an apple. On theorising subjectivities. Subjectivity, 2008(22), 28-37.
  • J. Law & A. Mol (2008). El actor-actuado: La oveja de la Cumbria en 2001. Política y Sociedad, 45(3).

2006

  • M. de Laet & A. Mol (2006). La Zimbabwe Bush Pump. Meccanica di una tecnologica fluida. In A. Mattozi (Ed.), Il senso degli oggetti tecnici (pp. 150-219). Meltemi.
  • A. Mol (2006). Proving or Improving: On Health Care Research as a Form of Self-Reflection. Qualitative Health Research, 16(3), 405-414.

2005

  • A. Mol & J. Law (2005). Boundary Variations: an Introduction. , 23(5), 637-642.

2004

  • A. Mol & J. Law (2004). Embodied Action, Enacted Bodies. The Example of Hypoglycaemia. Body & Society, 10(2-3), 43-62.

2002

  • H. Harbers, A. Mol & A. Stollmeijer (2002). Food Matters. Arguments for an Ethnography of Daily Care. Theory, Culture and Society, 19(5-6), 207-226.
  • A. Mol (2002). Cutting Surgeons, Walking Patients. Some Complexities involved in Comparing. In J Law & A. Mol (Eds.), Complexities (pp. 218-257). Durham: Duke University Press.
  • A. Mol (2002). The Body Multiple. Ontology in Medical Practice. Durham: Duke University Press.
  • J. Law & A. Mol (2002). Local entanglements and utopian moves; an inquiry into train accidents. The Sociological Review, 2002, 82-105.

2001

  • J. Law & A. Mol (2001). Situating technoscience: an inquiry into spatialities. Environment and Planning D - Society & Space, 19, 609-621.

2000

  • A. Mol (2000). What Diagnostic Devices Do. The Case of Blood Sugar Measurement. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, 2000, 9-22.
  • M. de Laet & A. Mol (2000). The Zimbabwe Bush Pump. Mechanics of a Fluid Technology. Social Studies of Science, 2000, 225-263.
  • A. Mol (2000). Pathology and the clinic: an ethnographic presentation of two atheroscleroses. In M. Lock, A. Young & A. Cambrosio (Eds.), Intersections: Living and Working with the New Medical Technologies (pp. 82-102). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

1999

  • A. Mol (1999). Ontological Politics. A word and some questions. In J Law & J Hassard (Eds.), Actor Network Theory and after (pp. 74-89). Blackwell Publishers.
  • A. Lettinga & A. Mol (1999). Clinical specificity and the non-generalities of science. On Innovation Strategies for Neurological Physical Therapy. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, 1999, 517-535.

1998

  • J. Law & A. Mol (1998). Metrics and Fluids. Notes on Otherness. In R. Cia (Ed.), In the realm of organization. Essays for Robert Cooper (pp. 20-38). London: Routledge.
  • A. Mol (1998). Missing Links, Making Links. On the performance of some atheroscleroses. In M Berg & A. Mol (Eds.), Differences in Medicine. Durham: Duke University Press.
  • A. Mol (1998). Lived reality and the multiplicity of norms: a critical tribute to George Canguilhem. Economy and Society, 27(2/3), 274-284.

1996

  • A. Mol & B. Elsman (1996). Detecting disease and designing treatment. Duplex and the diagnosis of diseased leg vessels. Sociology of Health and Illness, 18(5), 609-631.
  • A. Mol & J. Mesman (1996). Neonatal Food and the Politics of Theory. Social Studies of Science, 26(2), 419-444.

1995

  • J. Law & A. Mol (1995). Notes on materiality and sociality. The Sociological Review, 1995, 274-294.
  • S. Hirschauer & A. Mol (1995). Shifting sexes, moving stories. Constructivist/feminist dialogues. Science, Technology, & Human Values, 1995, 368-385.

1994

  • A. Mol & M. Berg (1994). Principles and Practices of Medicine. The co-existence of various anemias. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 18, 247-265.
  • A. Mol & J. Law (1994). Regions, Networks and Fluids: Anemia and Social Topology. Social Studies of Science, 24, 641-671.

1993

  • A. Mol (1993). What is New? Doppler and its Others. An Empirical Philosophy of Innovations. In I. Löwy (Ed.), Medicine and Change. Historical and Sociological Studies of Medical Innovation (pp. 107-125). Paris: Les Editions INSERM.

1992

  • A. Mol & A. Lettinga (1992). Bodies, Impairments and the Social Constructed. The case of hemiplegia. In J. Lachmund & G. Stollberg (Eds.), The Social Construction of Illness (pp. 163-171). Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.

1989

  • A. Mol & P van Lieshout (1989). Ziek is het woord niet. Over medicalisering, normalisering en de veranderende taal van huisartsgeneeskunde en geeste¬lijke gezondheidszorg, 1945-1985. Nijmegen: SUN.

2012

  • A. Mol (2012). Layers or versions? Human bodies and the love of bitterness. In B.S. Turner (Ed.), Routledge handbook of body studies (Routledge international handbooks) (pp. 119-129). London: Routledge.
  • A. Mol (2012). What humanity shares. NatureCulture, 1, 25-39.[go to publisher's site]

2011

2010

2009

2008

  • A. Mol (2008). Política ontológica: algumas ideias e várias perguntas. In J. Arriscado Nunes & R. Roque (Eds.), Objectos impuros: experiências em estudos sociais da ciência (Biblioteca das ciências). Porto: Edições Afrontamento. http://dare.uva.nl/document/174542
  • A. Mol (2008). The Logic of Care. Health and the Problem of Patient Choice. London: Routledge.

2007

  • A. Mol (2007). Goede smaak. De normativiteit van de consument-burger. Krisis, 8(3).

2006

  • A. Mol (2006). De logica van het zorgen. Actieve patiënten en de grenzen van het kiezen. Amsterdam: Van Gennep.
  • A. Mol (2006). Koning schaak: mannen prijzen als stijloefening. Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies, 9(3), 63-78.

2005

  • A. Mol (2005). Ervaringen koesteren: over kennis, zorg en het dagelijks leven. In H. van Haaster & Y. Koster-Dreese (Eds.), Ervaren en weten. Essays over de relatie tussen ervaringskennis en onderzoek (pp. 13-26). VersieGroep.

2004

  • R. Struhkamp, A. Mol & T. Swierstra (2004). Laten is moeilijk om te doen: lijden in de praktijk van het revalidatiecentrum. Krisis, 5(1), 23-37.
  • A. Mol (2004). Klant of zieke? Markttaal en de eigenheid van de gezondheidszorg. Krisis, 2004(3), 3-24.

2001

  • A. Mol & M. Berg (2001). Inleiding. Goede Techniek. In M. Berg & A. Mol (Eds.), Ingebouwde normen. Medische technieken doorgelicht (pp. 9-26). Utrecht: Van der Wees.

2000

  • A. Mol (2000). Things and Thinking. Some Incorporations of Intellectuality. QUEST, 14(1-2), 13-26.
  • A. Mol (2000). Dit is geen programma. Over empirische filosofie. Krisis, 2000, 6-26.

1998

  • A. Mol & M. Berg (1998). Differences in Medicine: an Introduction. In M. Berg & A. Mol (Eds.), Differences in Medicine (pp. 1-12). Durham: Duke University Press.

1997

  • A. Mol (1997). Klant, burger, zieke. Het goede in drie talen. In M. Verkerk (Ed.), Denken over zorg, concepten en praktijken (pp. 139-150). Elsevier/de Tijdstroom.

1996

  • A. Mol & J. Pols (1996). Ziekte leven: Bouwstenen voor een medische sociologie zonder disease/illness onderscheid. Kennis en Methode, 20(4), 347-361.

1995

  • A. Mol (1995). Régions, réseaux et fluides: l'anémie et la topologie sociale. Reseaux, The French Journal of Communication, 1995(72-73), 195-215.
  • A. Mol & R Hendriks (1995). De hele wereld één Hb? Universaliteit, lokaliteit en bloedarmoede. Krisis, 1995(58), 56-73.
  • A. Mol (1995). La topographie comme méthode d'investigation des savoirs. De la co-existence de diverses anémies. Culture Technique, 1995(25-26), 285-305.
  • A. Mol (1995). Lijken snijden. Over de plaats van de pathologische anatomie in het ziekenhuis. In M. Karskens & J. Keulartz (Eds.), Foucault herdenken (pp. 121-129). Best: Damon.

1994

  • A. Mol (1994). 'Dus alles is in keurig overleg gegaan' Over patiënten en de overdracht van informatie. Gezondheid: theorie in praktijk, 1994(2), 165-179.

1993

  • A. Mol (1993). Van wie is de theorie? Bloedarmoede en de metapositie. Gezondheid: theorie in praktijk, 1993(1), 5-16.

1992

  • A. Mol (1992). Michel Serres: eigenzinnig / bemiddellaar. Kennis en Methode, 1992, 233-244.
  • A. Mol (1992). Migreren en mengen. Over waarnemen, handelen en taal. In L. Nauta & G. de Vries (Eds.), De rol van de intellectueel. Een discussie over distantie en betrokkenheid (pp. 128-142). Amsterdam: Van Gennep.

1991

  • A. Mol (1991). Topografie als methode van kennisonderzoek. Over het naast elkaar bestaan van enkele bloedarmoedes. Kennis en Methode, 1991, 314-329.
  • A. Mol (1991). Praten met patiënten. Een geschiedenis. Huisarts en Wetenschap, 34(7), 306-310.
  • A. Mol & R. de Wilde (1991). Op de Grens. Onderzoek naar het scheiden van natuur en cultuur, inleiding bij een themanummer. Kennis en Methode, 1991, 7-11.
  • A. Mol (1991). Wombs, pigmentation and pyramids. Schould anti-racists and feminists try to confine 'biology' to its proper place? In A. van Lenning & J. Hermsen (Eds.), Sharing the difference (pp. 149-163). London: Routledge.

1990

  • A. Mol (1990). Sekse, rijkdom en bloedarmoede. Over lokaliseren als strategie. Tijdschrift voor Vrouwenstudies, 1990(42), 142-157.
  • A. Mol (1990). 'Een lichaam vind ik niet prettig.' Zeven variaties op het thema lichaam. In P. van Lieshout & D. de Ridder (Eds.), Symptomen van de tijd. De dossiers van het Amsterdamse IMP 1968 - 1977. Nijmegen: SUN.

1989

  • A. Mol (1989). 'Sekse' en 'wetenschap'. Een vergelijking met twee onbekenden. In L. Boon & G. de Vries (Eds.), Wetenschapstheorie, de empirische wending (pp. 97-107). Groningen: Wolters-Noordhof.

1988

  • A. Mol (1988). Het Geval Gezondheidszorg. In F. Geraedts & L. de Jong (Eds.), Ergo Cogito I (pp. 101-119). Groningen: Historische Uitgeverij.
  • A. Mol (1988). Baarmoeders, pigment en pyramiden. Over de vraag of anti-racisten en feministen er goed aan doen de biologie haar plaats te wijzen. Tijdschrift voor Vrouwenstudies, 1988(21), 276-289.

1987

  • P. van Lieshout & A. Mol (1987). Geestelijke Hygiëne en de Wereldvrede. In H. Galensloot & M. Schrevel (Eds.), In Fatsoen Hersteld. Zedelijkheid en Wederopbouw na de Oorlog (pp. 75-88). Amsterdam: SUA.
  • A. Mol (1987). 'Eet mama ons op?` en andere verhalen over Moedertje Staat. Groniek : Historisch Tijdschrift, 1987(97), 9-25.

1985

  • A. Mol (1985). Wie weet wat een vrouw is... Over de verschillen en de verhoudingen tussen wetenschappen. Tijdschrift voor Vrouwenstudies, 1985(21), 10-22.

2012

  • A. Mol (2012). Intersection: a gift back: the village and research. In S. Venkatesan & T. Yarrow (Eds.), Differentiating development: beyond an anthropology of critique (pp. 102-106). New York, NY [etc.]: Berghahn Books.

2011

  • A. Mol (2011). One, two, three: cutting, counting, and eating. Common Knowledge, 17(1), 111-116. 10.1215/0961754X-2010-042
  • A. Mol (2011). Wat de mensheid deelt. In E. van der Zweerde, G. Kwaad & J. Linssen (Eds.), Dwarse interventies: politiek-filosofische opstellen (pp. 124-140). Amsterdam: Parrèsia.
  • A. Mol (2011). This is my body. Material semiotic investigations (2011, December 15). Amsterdam: Vossius Pers.

2009

2005

  • A. Mol (2005). Stofwisselen. Krisis, 6(4), 23-27.
  • A. Mol (2005). Wijsgerig onderzoek en het leven met verschillen. Krisis, 6(2), 7-11.

2004

  • A. Mol (2004). Onderzoek het goede: waardebeheer in de gezondheidszorg. In P.T. de Beer & C.J.M. Schuyt (Eds.), Bijdragen aan waarden en normen (WRR verkenningen, 2) (pp. 301-324). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
  • A. Mol (2004). Fire. In B. van Eekelen & J. González (Eds.), Shock and Awe. War on words (pp. 67-68). Santa Cruz: New Pacific Press.

2003

  • A. Mol (2003). De burger en het lichaam. Politiek-theoretische verkenningen. Tijdschrift voor Humanistiek, 16(4), 57-72.

2001

  • A. Mol (2001). Instead of Yelling: On Writing Beyond Rationality. EASST Review, 20, 3-5.

1999

  • A. Mol (1999). Mooie woorden en verplaatsbare praktijken. In K. Vos & V. Timmerhuis (Eds.), Gedragswetenschappen in context. Essays over beleidsrelevantie en wetenschappelijke uitdagingen. Den Haag: Sdu Uitgevers.
  • A. Mol & W. Mali (1999). Kennis die helpt. Een pleidooi voor praktijkonderzoek. Medisch Contact, 54, 769-771.

1998

  • A. Mol (1998). Dit geslacht dat zoveel is. Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies, 1, 13-15.

1996

  • A. Mol (1996). Lichamen die levens leiden. Over de vermaatschappelijking van de patiënt. Medisch Contact, 51, 1527-1529.

1995

  • A. Mol (1995). Meer technologie: meer praten. Let op uw menselijkheid anders lopen uw apparaten vast. Medisch Contact, 50(22), 1652-1654.

1991

  • A. Mol (1991). Het uitgevonden wiel. Over het begrip technologische cul¬tuur. Krisis, 45, 47-50.
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