I graduated as a PhD from the University of Helsinki in September 2018. My thesis was titled “Threat and protection: Boundary-making, categorization and identification in pandemic preparedness and response” and it discussed life governance, knowledge production and social categorizations in technoscientific settings. Since then, I have started to develop my postdoctoral project, which aims at studying similar issues in relation to environmental controversies, especially focusing on marine ecosystems.
During my career I have worked in a wide range of topics related to the social aspects of science and technology: public controversies, identity, social movements, public infrastructures, water distribution, pandemics, global health, risk and security, governance, biobanks, public and stakeholder engagement, knowledge production, and policy implementation. Cutting across all these areas, I have developed a deep understanding of knowledge making and implementation practices and the role they play during sociotechnical controversies.
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 our second Demo EP in early 2018.
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 :).