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.

Core group members

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Artist-researcher

Super Eclectic, Ferment Radio

Alicia Ng
PhD Candidate

University of Helsinki

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Postdoctoral researcher

University of Helsinki

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Research assistant

University of Helsinki

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PhD Candidate

University of Helsinki

Faidon Papadakis
PhD Candidate

University of Helsinki

Gutu Wayessa
University Researcher

University of Helsinki

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Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Helsinki

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PhD Candidate

University of Helsinki

Jose A. Cañada
University researcher

University of Helsinki

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Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Helsinki

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Research assistant

University of Helsinki

Maya Hey
Postdoctoral researcher

University of Helsinki

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Co-director | Senior researcher

University of Helsinki, Centre for Consumer Society Research

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Project Coordinator

University of Helsinki

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PhD candidate

University of Turku

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PhD Candidate

University of Helsinki

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Director | Professor

University of Helsinki

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Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Helsinki

Will LaFleur
PhD Candidate

University of Helsinki

Current Fellows

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PhD Candidate

Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society at the LMU (Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich)

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Senior Lecturer

University of the Sunshine Coast

Artist-in-Residence

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ARTIST IN-RESIDENCE

Past members

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Research assistant

University of Helsinki

Past Fellows

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Multidisciplinary Designer / Phd

Estonian Academy of Arts

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Ramón y Cajal Researcher

Department of Science, Technology and Society, Spanish National Research Center (CSIC)

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University assistant | PhD candidate

University of Vienna

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Senior Lecturer

University of Exeter

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Postdoctoral researcher

University of York

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Associate Professor

University of New South Wales

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PhD candidate

Czech Academy of Sciences

Santiago Kaderian
Postdoctoral researcher

Past Artists-in-Residence

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Artist in-residence / PhD candidate

University of Turku

CSSM Network

University of Copenhagen, DK, Medical Humanities
Clinical Research Unit of Nanoro, BF, Anthropology
University of Helsinki, FI, Medicine
University of Gothenburg, SE, Philosophy
University of Oslo, NO, Medical & Environmental Anthropology
University of Helsinki
University of Oslo, NO, Medical Anthropology
University of Turku, FI, Economic Sociology
University of Helsinki
University of Helsinki
University of Helsinki, FI, Communication & Media Studies
University of Copenhagen, DK, Medical Humanities
Higher Institute of Population Sciences, BF, Sociology
University of Witwatersrand, ZA, Pathogen Genomics
University of Abomey-Calavi, BJ, Health Anthropology
University of Helsinki, FI, Microbiology
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, DE, Social Anthropology
University of Helsinki, FI, Digital Anthropology & Philosophy
University of Helsinki, FI, Sociology
University of Turku, FI, Biology
Tampere University, FI, Global Health
University of Oulu
University of Helsinki, FI, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

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!

How to get connected

Mailing list

By signing up to the CSSM mailing list, you will receive email updates about microbe-related activities organised by the CSSM and others in our network. 


Network channel on Slack

If you want to engage with the CSSM even more actively, you are welcome to join our network channel on Slack. It is a place where CSSM members, collaborators, friends, and others interested in our work can connect, get to know each other’s work, discuss relevant topics, and spin ideas. 

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.