People

We bring a diversity of experience from our individual research trajectories and geographical locations. The coming together of such diversity has produced a rich ecology of approaches and practices that define how we produce knowledge of and with microbes.

Our people

We are a diverse group of social scientists with passion for microbes and questions of social justice. Inspired by Science and Technology Studies as well as Feminist Theory, our work experiments novel ways of producing knowledge with and about microbes.

Current people

Adélaïde Compaore
Research Fellow

Clinical Research Unit of Nanoro (CRUN)

Alicia Ng
PhD Candidate

University of Helsinki

Andrea Butcher
Postdoctoral researcher

University of Helsinki

Elina Oinas
Professor of Sociology

University of Helsinki

Jenni Saarenketo
PhD Candidate

University of Helsinki

Jose A. Cañada
Research Fellow

University of Exeter

Juulia Kela
PhD Candidate

University of Helsinki

Katriina Huttunen
PhD Candidate

University of Helsinki

Mariette Aïkpé
Junior Researcher

University of Abomey-Calavi

Mikko Jauho
Co-director | Senior researcher

University of Helsinki, Centre for Consumer Society Research

Mo Horstmann
Project Coordinator

University of Helsinki

Oona Leinovirtanen

University of Turku

Riina Hannula
PhD Candidate

University of Turku

Salla Sariola
Director | Senior Lecturer

University of Helsinki

Tiia Sudenkaarne
Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Turku | Tampere University

Past people

Marc Meda
PhD Candidate

Université Joseph Ki-Zerbo

Marie Hidjo
Young Researcher

University of Abomey-Calavi

Collaborators

University of Copenhagen
University of Gothenburg
University of Oslo
University of Oslo
University of Turku, FI, Department of Social Research
University of Copenhagen
UH, director
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, DE, Social Anthropology
University of Helsinki, FI, Population Research Unit
University of Turku
Tampere University, FI, Global Health
University of Lapland, FI, Social Sciences

Join us

The CSSM offers opportunities for participation and collaboration. There are calls multiple times per year for visiting fellows, an artist residency, and international seminars. One can also participate in our Helsinki-based workshops, seminars, and PhD schools. If you are based in Helsinki, to join the Centre, just come to one of our events, get to know us, and get engaged in microbes and more!

Activities

We want CSSM to be a hub where social scientists interested in microbes can encounter each other but, most of all, we want those encounters to be productive. To achieve this, we have designed a series of activities that can be organised by anyone and where anyone can participate, no matter where they are in the world. Becoming a part of the CSSM is as easy as participating or contributing to any of our activities.