Emilia Laine is a doctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki and works in the project “Microbial Lives: Practices of New Human-Microbial Cultures”. Emilia holds a master’s degree in Sustainability Science (M. S. Sc.) that inspired her to continue research in the intersection of feminist STS and future food systems. Her doctoral research focuses on expectation building and labor and care infrastructures in fermentation-based cellular agriculture.
Apart from microbial worlds, although tightly connected to them, her current academic interests include the politics of degrowth and feminist pedagogy.