The Hamburgers in the Fridge: An Interview with Professor Nikolas Rose about Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Neuroscience and Critical Friendship


  • Kristofer Hansson Lund university
  • Karolina Lindh Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences, Lund University, Sweden





During 2016 and 2017 the Cultural Studies Group of Neuroscience at the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences at Lund University in Sweden organised a seminar series titled the ‘Seminar on Neuroscience, Culture and Society’. Professor Nikolas Rose was one of the invited guest speakers; he is a researcher who strongly influences cultural reflections on neuroscience (Rose 2007, Abi-Rached & Rose 2010, Rose & Abi-Rached 2013). He visited us on the 22nd of March 2017 and during his visit Kristofer Hansson and Karolina Lindh took the pportunity to interview Professor Rose to hear more about his thoughts and experiences of interdisciplinary collaboration between neuroscience researchers and researchers in the social sciences and humanities.


Abi-Rached, Joelle M. & Rose, Nikolas (2010): The birth of the neuromolecular gaze, History of the Human Sciences, 23: 1, 11-36.

Rose, Nikolas (2007): The Politics of Life Itself: Biomedicine, Power, and Subjectivity in the Twenty-first Century, Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Rose, Nikolas (2013): ‘The Human Sciences in a Biological Age’, Theory, Culture & Society, 30:1.

Rose, Nikolas & Abi-Rached, Joelle M. (2013): Neuro: The New Brain Sciences and the Management of the Mind, Princeton: Princeton University Press.






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