Emilia Laine

Helsinki, Finland

PhD Candidate

University of Helsinki

Emilia Laine is a doctoral researcher in sociology at the University of Helsinki, with a background in political history and sustainability science. Her research interests revolve around the implications of emerging food technologies, food justice, and the politics of sustainability transitions. Emilia’s doctoral thesis focuses on the imaginaries and market construction of cellular agriculture in the Nordics. In the context of the social study of microbes, her research aims to shed light on how microbes are invoked in discursive and material processes of cellular agriculture and enacted as the new “livestock material” replacing mammal bodies.