Šlesingerová Eva We, Other Utopians. Recombinant DNA, Genome Editing, and Artificial Life, Routledge & Taylor Francis Group (under contract).

We, Other Utopians… Recombinant DNA, Genome Editing, and Artificial Life is analyzing the topics of genome editing/ recombinant DNA on the basis of ethnographic research in the post-communist context. The book focuses on the topics of human DNA editing and genome repair on two levels. First, inspired by texts exploring the concept of life and the body in general, it conceptually and analytically works with various approaches to engineered life and embodiments from the perspective of anthropology, sociology, and science and technology studies. Second, it presents an analysis of artificial life, and biotechnological embodiments on concrete technologies – genome editing, recombinant DNA, and biological computing.  The book explores the theme of genome editing based on ethnographic research conducted at a biochemical laboratory in the Czech Republic. The fieldwork was carried out from 2017 to 2019, mainly in a lab focusing on DNA damages and genomic risk of complex diseases or genetic vulnerabilities like breast cancer, infertility, ageing. Recombinant DNA is understood here as the exchange of DNA strands to produce and design new nucleotide sequence arrangements to heal or enhance human bodies and health in the future. Healing, prolonging, and enhancing future life are very often the aim of these manipulations and experiments. They also work and create assorted types of bio-objects such as immortal cell lines, lifelike entities, bio-informatics life models, genetic tools/genes as tools, edited DNA sequences, and living things.

Klodová Lenka, Šlesingerová Eva and Lišková Kateřina (eds.) (2016) UV Faktor 3. Faculty of Fine Art, Brno University of Technology.

Šmídová Iva, Šlesingerová Eva, and Slepičková Lenka (2015) Games of Life. Czech Reproductive Medicine. Sociological Perspectives, Masaryk University: Munipress.

Šlesingerová Eva (2014) Imaginace genů. Sociologická perspektiva [Imagination of Genes. A Sociological Perspective], SLON: Prague Czech.Sociological Publish House.

articles in peer-reviewed journals

Šlesingerová Eva “Utopia Embodied/Genome editing and biotechnological embodiments as non-places and other spaces”, In Body & Society, SAGE journals, article with decision.

Šlesingerová Eva (2019) „In Risk We Trust/Editing Embryos and Mirroring Future Risks and Uncertainties“, In Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy/A European Journal, 22 (2): 191-20, SPRINGER Netherlands, DOI: 10.1007/s11019-018-9851-0.

Šlesingerová Eva (2018) “Biopower Imagined. Biotechnological Art and Life Engineering“. In Social Science Information, SAGE: London, (57) 1: 59-76. DOI: 10.1177/0539018417745164.

Slepičková Lenka, Šlesingerová Eva and Šmídová Iva (2012) Biomoc a reprodukční biomedicína: konceptuální inspirace pro český kontext [Biopower and Reproductive Medicine: Conceptual Inspiration for the Czech Context], In Czech Sociological Review, Praha: Sociologický ústav AV ČR, 48, (1), 85-106.

texts accepted for publication

Šlesingerová Eva (2021) Fractal bodies, Immortality, and DNA recombination. In Sonja Dobroski, Laura Roe and Holly Warner (eds.) “Fractal time”, Berghahn Books, New York/Oxford.

texts under review

Šlesingerová Eva “Computing Life” review text

popular texts/videos

Šlesingerová Eva (2019) “Ne-lidští aktéři/Bioart a biotechnologické utopie”. Praha: In A2 kulturní čtrnáctideník, s. 14. ISSN 1801-4542.

Záhady duše. Šlesignerová Eva in RYCHLÍKOVÁ, Monika´s documentary, Záhady duše [Soul Mysteries ] (Záhada psychózy a Záhada partnerských vztahů). Czech Television (2010).

articles in reviewed journals

Šlesingerová Eva (2017) “BioArt_ proplétání věcí, těl a technologií” [BioArt_Entanglements of Things, Bodies and Technologies], In Sešit pro teorii, umění a příbuzné zóny, Academy of Fine Arts, Prague.

Šlesingerová Eva (2017) “Život jako biotechnologické umělecké dílo. Antropologie a umění živého” [Life as a Biotechnological Artwork: Anthropology, Art and Life], In Journal of Culture 6 (1): 2-8. Institute of Ethnology, Prague.

Šlesingerová Eva (2010) „Funes el Memorioso navštěvuje museum aneb vzpomínky na budoucnost“ [Funes el Memorioso visits the Museum. Remembering the Future]. In Social Studies Journal, Brno: Faculty of Social Sciences Masaryk University in Brno, (1), 45-67.

Šlesingerová, Eva a Csaba Szaló a Eleonora Hamar (2007) „Konceptualizace pojmu rasa a rasismus. Sociologický pohled“ [Conceptualisation of the Idea of Race and Racism. A Sociological Perspective]. In: Sociální studia, Brno: Masarykova univerzita, (4), p. 7-27.

Šlesingerová Eva (2005) “Imaginace genů a hranice etnických identifikací” [Imaging Genes and the Borderlines of Ethnic Identifications]. In Social Studies Journal, Brno: Faculty of Social Sciences Masaryk University in Brno, 2(2):115-128.

Šlesingerová Eva (2004) „Žádoucí těla, paměť a vymístění“ [Desirable Bodies, Memory and Displacement]. In: Sociální studia, Brno: Faculty of Social Studies MU Brno, 2, p. 86-106.

chapters in edited books

Souralová Adéla and Šlesingerová Eva (2018) “Post-Socialist eldercare in the Czech Republic: institutions, families, and the market“. In Karen Christensen, Doria Pilling (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Social Care Work Around the World, p. 159-170, Routledge International Handbooks.

Šlesingerová Eva (2007) Krásná těla – vábení k inkluzi [written in Czech: Beautiful Bodies of Nation — A Temptation to Inclusion]. In Vztahy, jazyky, těla. Prague: FHS UK, p. 338-353, ISBN 978-80-903086-6-4.

Šlesingerová Eva (2006) Poetika a politika vzpomínání na “češství” [written in Czech: Poetics and Politics of Remembering the Czechness]In: Marada, Radim (ed.). Etnická různost a občanská jednota. Brno: CDK, p. 143-165.

journals (guest-editor)

Šlesingerová Eva (main guest-editor), Jaworsky, B. Nadya (2015) “Visual studies/Encounter Imagination” (Special Issue of Social Studies Journal, SCOPUS, ERIH PLUS, in English).

Šlesingerová Eva (main guest-editor), Szaló Csaba, Hamar Eleonora (2007) “Rasa/Race” (Special Issue of Social Studies Journal, SCOPUS, ERIH PLUS, in Czech).

Šlesingerová Eva, Szaló Csaba (main guest-editor), Kouřil Petr, Janků Kateřina (2003) “Vymístění/Displacement” (Special Issue of Social Studies Journal, SCOPUS, ERIH PLUS, in Czech).