Andreas Mayer is a historian and sociologist of science, who has published extensively on the history of the human sciences, notably on the history of psychoanalysis and its related discourses and practices. He was a lecturer and research fellow at the University of Cambridge and, for many years, a research scholar at the Max Planck Institute of the History of Science in Berlin. Since 2014 he is affiliated as a researcher to the Centre A Koyré for the History of Science in Paris (CNRS) and teaching at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. His most recent publications are Sites of the Unconscious. Hypnosis and the Emergence of the Psychoanalytic Setting (Chicago UP, 2013) and Sciences of Walking (published in German 2013 by Fischer, Frankfurt, English translation forthcoming, Chicago UP).