Kim Hendrickx

Kim Hendrickx studied philosophy and anthropology at the University of Leuven, and is now member of Spiral, an interdisciplinary research group working on the sociology of risks, public policy, and science & technology studies at the University of Ličge. He is interested in both science and technology, as particular practices to create, duplicate, constrain, accelerate, or channel knowledge about the outside world, and also about our own bodies, especially with respect to disease and health. More particularly, his current research is about a scientific debate on how to prove that food ingredients are good for health. Related matters of interest are the history and politics of sugar; the relation between knowledge and professional groups; and therapeutic relations in alternative medicine and modern witchcraft.

Kim Hendrickx is a member of the Belgian STS Network, visiting scholar at Maastricht University (2011-2013), and member of the COST network Bio-objects and their boundaries: governing matters at the intersection of society, politics and science.