Robert’s research in the Narrative Science Project concerns the functions of and relations between between two type of narratives in scientific publications: “research narratives” in which scientists report their experimental activities and “natural narratives” in which they lay out what is known about the processes they investigate. He works with case studies from the history of embryology and genetics in the 20th century.
In 2012 Robert graduated from the PhD program “Foundations of the Life Sciences and their Ethical Consequences”, jointly hosted by the University of Milan and the European School of Molecular Medicine. Since then he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and the Institute for Cultural Inquiry in Berlin, as well as a research associate at the Department of History (History of Science), LMU Munich. From January 2015 to March 2017, Robert was research associate at the Department of Philosophy (Theoretical Philosophy), University of Kassel, where he will commence a new DFG funded research project in August 2018. Robert works on the history and epistemology of the life sciences in the long 20th century, focussing on the ways in which different forms of practice yield different forms of knowledge and thus engender the dynamic relations among research fields.
For a list of publications see https://lse.academia.edu/RobertMeunier