Felix is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Program in the History of Science and a fellow in the Interdisciplinary Program in the Humanities. His dissertation investigates the epistemic functions of audiovisual technologies in the history of early childhood psychiatry in the USA and Europe in the second half of the twentieth century. The study engages with the increasing presence of old and new media in laboratories and clinics, and asks about both the limits that these media pose and the opportunities that they offer to science and medicine. Broadly speaking, he is interested in multi- and interdisciplinary engagements with the humanities, medicine, and the sciences.
In 2010, Felix received an M.Sc. with distinction from Imperial College, London, in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology. His thesis “The foundation of clinical thermometry: an explorative study in the history and philosophy of science” was awarded the prize for the best dissertation of the year. In 2010, Felix was also awarded a Doctor medicinae (equivalent to Ph.D. in medicine) from the Charité, Berlin. His dissertation was realized in cooperation with the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre in London and investigated mechanisms of drug resistance in a neuroendocrine cell line. Felix graduated with an M.D. from the Charité in 2008. Subsequently, he worked as an assistant doctor in first internal medicine and then pediatrics.