United Kingdom

My name is Andrea Núñez Casal and I am a PhD candidate and a science studies researcher. I work at the intersections of feminist and decolonial science and technology studies (STS), body studies and anthropology of science. My work is concerned with the social-biological interplay in postgenomic science – particularly in relation to the human microbiome – as well as with biosocial solutions to health inequalities associated with antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

I am a biologist by training. I gained a BSc in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from the University of Santiago de Compostela in 2008. I thereafter decided to pursue my long-standing interest in the critical and cultural studies of biology. I completed with distinction an MA in Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2011. My PhD (Goldsmiths), supported by ‘la Caixa’ Foundation, examines how human microbiome science reinstates an immuno-logic of inclusion and exclusion through the biologisation of social categories of difference. I have been an Associate Lecturer at Goldsmiths and a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow in the project ‘Following the life of the Francis Crick Institute’, led by Niki Vermeulen (The University of Edinburgh).

In September 2018, Andrea presented her work titled, “Birthing antimicrobial resistance: Feminist para-ethnographies as interdisciplinary care knowledge practices” at a research symposium, hosted by the AMIS programme.

Further information on Andrea is available on her institutional profile.