Photo by Henri Badaröh

Photo by Henri Badaröh


A Dutch national, Catelijne pursued her first degree in the Arts & Sciences Program at the University of Maastricht, where she first encountered social and cultural studies of science and technology, and studies of visual culture.

She subsequently moved to the University of Oxford, where she obtained a Master's in Social History of Medicine, and then joined Steve Woolgar's group at the Saïd Business School for a PhD in Management Studies.

Her thesis, completed in 2006, ethnographically examined the work of persuasion involved in the commercialization of software to reinvent the use of mammograms as diagnostic evidence.

Catelijne worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Innovation Studies Centre at Imperial College Business School (London) until 2008, when she moved to the National University of Singapore (NUS) to join its growing community of academics connected to the field of Science and Technology Studies.

She was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Sociology for three years, and then joined Tembusu College in 2011 as a residential fellow and Director of Studies. 

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Catelijne Coopmans 
Fellow and Director of Studies, Tembusu College
Research Fellow, Asia Research Institute
National University of Singapore


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Tembusu College Office 
University Town, NUS
28 College Avenue East, #B1-01
Singapore 138598
Tel. (65) 6601 2152 

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