Dr. Saana Jukola



Abteilung Philosophie
Universität Bielefeld
Postfach 100131
33501 Bielefeld

Building X, Room A4-238

Phone: +49 (0) 521 / 106 – 4586
Email: sjukola@uni-bielefeld.de

Website: Academia

Research project

Evaluating the Objectivity of Dietary Guidelines

Research Areas

Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Medicine


since 2016
Postdoc at the DFG Research Training Group 2073 “Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research” at Bielefeld University

PhD. Philosophy. University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Dissertation: On the Conditions for objectivity – How to Avoid Bias in Socially Relevant Research

Post-doctoral researcher, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

since 2012
Member of the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of Social Sciences

Doctoral student, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

10/2012-3/2013, 4-5/2014
Visiting researcher, Leibniz Universität Hannover

MA. Philosophy. Minor: Science and technology studies. University of Jyväskylä, Finland

BA. Philosophy. Minors: Sociology, gender studies. University of Jyväskylä, Finland


(Forthcoming) On ideals of objectivity, judgment, and bias in medical research – A comment on Stegenga. In Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biology and Biomedical Sciences.

(2016) A Social Epistemological Inquiry into Biases in Journal Peer Review. Perspectives on Science.

(2016) New directions in philosophy of medicine. In The Bloomsbury Companion to Contemporary Philosophy of Medicine (ed. Marcum, J.). Together with Stegenga, J., Kennedy, A., Tekin, S. & Bluhm, R.

(2015) Meta-analysis, Ideals of Objectivity, and the Reliability of Medical Knowledge. In Science and Technology Studies 28(3): 101-120.

(2015) Longino’s Theory of Objectivity and Commercialized Research. In Wagenknecht, S., Nersessian, N. & Andersen, H. (eds.): Empirical Philosophy of Science. Introducing Qualitative Methods into Philosophy of Science: 127–143.

(2014) Commercialization of Research and the Quest for the Objectivity of Science. Foundations of Science. Doi: 10.1007/s10699-014-9377-8.