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Olesya Bondarenko

PhD student

College: St John's

Supervisors: Tim Lewens and Anna Alexandrova

Working thesis topic: Biosocial mechanisms in gene-environment studies and sociogenomics

Research interests: philosophy of biology, philosophy of social sciences, social epistemology of science, topics in general philosophy of science (particularly mechanisms, reduction, pluralism, and integration). 

Previous education

Master of Arts in Philosophy (with an Advanced Certificate in Science Studies), Central European University, 2017

Book reviews

Bondarenko, O. (2020). The Return of Plasticity [Review of the book Impressionable Biologies: From the Archaeology of Plasticity to the Sociology of Epigenetics by M. Meloni]. Metascience 29, pp. 293-296. 

Conference talks

"Whither the biosocial? Local epistemic goals and collective interests in integrative biosocial research", ISHPSSB Biennial Meeting, Oslo, Norway, 10 July 2019. 


Faculty of Biology "Social Context of Health and Illness" (seminar leader).

HPS Paper 5 "Epistemology and Metaphysics of Science" (supervisor). 

HPS Paper 6 "Ethics and Politics of Science and Medicine" (supervisor).