Simone Cecilie Grytter

Simone Cecilie Grytter

Research assistant

I am a PhD student at Medical Museion, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. I have a background in Visual Anthropology from Goldsmiths University of London, and in European Ethnology from the University of Copenhagen.   

In my PhD project, I investigate how seeing the inside of the human body influences understandings of the body and of disease. I approach the field from three perspectives: The patients’ perspective, the medical professionals’ and the broader public’s.  My project moves between the clinical setting of the hospital, where I do ethnographic fieldwork among patients who are awake during surgery, and the space of the museum, where I work on how to collect and communicate the world of contemporary medicine and the human body.

Please get in touch if you have any questions, are interested in collaborations, events, and proposals, or if you would simply like to hear more.

Fields of interest

Visual and medical anthropology

Visual and science communication

Museum practice and museum collecting

Qualitative research

Science and Technology Studies

Concepts of otherness, the invisible, the transparent and wonder

Knowledge production

Understandings of nature and the human

Human Landscapes

Theories of materiality

Complexity theory

Studies of everyday life

Patient experience

Understandings of anatomy

Medical technology

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