Jose A. Cañada

Helsinki, FI

University researcher

University of Helsinki

Jose A. Cañada

Jose A. Cañada (they/them) is a multidisciplinary social scientist with an emphasis on Science & Technology Studies (STS). They have developed most of their career at the University of Helsinki, where they earnt a PhD in 2018. Their research has focused on studying knowledge production and material practices associated with socio-technical controversies and a variety of policy issues, working on topics such as antimicrobial resistance, pandemic preparedness, and response, biobanking and the development of water infrastructures. Currently, they study the reconfiguration of more-than-human relations in aquatic environment, with special attention to different modes of knowledge production related to environmental threats to aquatic ecosystems. More concretely, Jose looks at the proliferation of cyanobacterial blooms in Finnish water bodies and the way interaction between humans and environment changes in the context of the ongoing ecological crisis.


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