Christel Gumy, Dr.

Dr. Christel Gumy, a historian, is a postdoctoral Researcher at the Faculty of social and political sciences at the University of Lausanne. After a PhD thesis devoted on the history of the adolescent brain, she is working on a project of history of Swiss sexology, including neurosciences of desire.

 

Since 04/2015
Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of social and political sciences, University of Lausanne.

Since 05/2014
Core Member of NeuroGenderings

Since 04/2011
Member of the research group « Psychiatry, neurosciences, social and human sciences », Institute of history of medicine and public health, University of Lausanne – CHUV.

10/2014-12/2014
Research assistant, Institute of history of medicine and public health, University of Lausanne – CHUV.

04/2011-08/2014
PhD candidate Researcher, Faculty of social and political sciences, University of Lausanne. Title of the thesis : « Jeune dans sa tête. Une histoire critique du cerveau adolescent ». Direction : C. Kraus and V. Barras. Jury : Ilana Löwy (CNRS, Paris, France), Jean-Noël Missa (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium), Christian Sachse (University of Lausanne)

11/2012-12/2012
Lecturer for the master’s seminar « Genre, sciences et médecines : thématiques spécifiques », University of Lausanne.

5/2013-6/2014
Member of the organizing committee of the symposium « NeuroGenderings III : The 1st international Dissensus Conference on brain and gender », Université de Lausanne, 8-10 May 2014.

1/2013-3/2014
Member of the scientific and organizing committee of the symposium « Collecting, organizing, trading big data », Swiss STS Meeting, University of Lausanne, 20-22 February 2014.

4/2011-6/2011
Member of the organizing committee of the symposium « What is coalition? Reflections on the conditions of alliance formation with Judith Butler’s work », University of Geneva, 14-15 May 2012.

 

Talks (selection)

10/5/2014
Young in his/her head : a critical history of the adolescent brain », NeuroGenderings III : The 1st international Dissensus Conference on brain and gender, international conference, University of Lausanne.

18/4/2013
Une (pré)histoire du cerveau adolescent ? », Forum de la recherche, Institute of history of medicine ans public health, University of Lausanne – CHUV.

15/9/2012
The Gendered Tools of the Construction of Unisex Adolescent Brain », Neurocultures-Neurogenderings, international conference, Vienna.

8/9/2012
Une histoire du cerveau adolescent en mode mineure », Annual scientific meeting of the Swiss Society of the History of Medicine and Sciences, Winterthur.

6/12/2011
Les cerveaux spécifiques: l’exemple du cerveau adolescent, regard socio-historique », Cerveau, esprit et société, Social and human sciences teaching, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

 

Research interests

Social and cultural history of sciences

Feminist studies of sciences

Developmental neurosciences

Evolutionary psychology

Neurosciences of desire

Sexology

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