Organ donation / transplantation, medical law, medical anthropology, ethics in practice, bioethics, religion, pluralism
Inge Fiedler joined the Department of Law and Anthropology in February 2021 as a PhD Candidate in the Minerva Research Group The Ethics of Exchange: The Regulation of Organ Donation and Transplantation. She holds Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in the Study of Religion(s) from the University of Leipzig (Germany). In her Master’s thesis she analysed German theologians’ strategies of argumentation in bioethical debates regarding the genome editing technology CRISPR-Cas9. She was awarded the faculty prize from the Faculty of History, Art and Area Studies at the University of Leipzig for her Master’s thesis in 2019 and was a scholarship holder of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes in 2018–2019.
Before joining the Max Planck Institute, she was as a trainee at Wissenschaft im Dialog, a Berlin-based NGO for science communication. Her responsibilities included the planning and coordination of the “Forum Wissenschaftskommunikation” in 2019 and the conceptualization, planning and implementation of the “Forum Wissenschaftskommunikation DIGITAL” in 2020. She previously worked as a research assistant and tutor at the Institute for the Study of Religion(s) at the University of Leipzig, where she proofread and formatted the publication Religion und Wahnsinn um 1900: Zwischen Pathologisierung und Selbstermächtigung / Religion and Madness Around 1900: Between Pathology and Self-Empowerment (2017) and, in 2018, assisted in organizing the conference “Critical Potentials of Secularist Practice” and in preparing the application for the DFG-funded project “When Healing Fails”.
The working title of Fiedler’s doctoral research project is “Faith-based and Non-faith-based Views on Organ Donation in Germany: An Ethnographic Exploration among Three Communities”, which falls under Workstream 2 of the Minerva Research Group, “Religion, Culture and Minority Rights in Organ Donation and Transplantation”.