I am a doctoral candidate at the Department of Social Research of the University of Helsinki. My project, titled “Securing the living – governance, materiality and understandings of life during biological emergencies” looks at governance practices and the use of scientific knowledge in the field of biosecurity. The project is at the moment funded by Kone Foundation.
In a wider academic sense, I am interested in Science & Technology Studies, feminist epistemologies and critical social theory. In the past (and perhaps again in the future), I have been working also in issues related to social movements and biobanking.
I also do some non-academic writing every once in a while (mostly in Spanish), mainly poetry, more rarely essay and once I wrote a short story. Quite proud of that one. An old poetry blog can be found here. Newer stuff may go to the multi-authored Una Botella en la Mar blog or to this very site.
Last but not least, I also engage in some music making. I have been playing bass since I was 16, I used to play french horn and trying to get back to it. I struggle to also play some guitar and sing. My main project at the moment is an experimental rock trio called Pull, with which we released a Demo EP in early 2017.
This is therefore a hybrid site. It brings together all those identities and the languages they associate with. It may not be coherent most of the time, but it is the result of very specific identity struggles and the context I see myself embedded in. Hope you enjoy and suffer those struggles as much as I do!
Please, do get in touch if any of this ressonates with you :).