I am an Associate Professor of Anthropology trained at the intersections of social anthropology, clinical psychology and science and technology studies (STS). Building upon my transdisciplinary background, I am continuously experimenting with, and learning from, different genres and disciplines.
I am driven by the urgent need to develop further a transdisciplinary thinking concerned with both the environment and human thought and practice.
I currently hold an ERC Starting Grant for the project ‘Worlds of Lithium: A multi-sited and transnational study of transitions towards post-fossil fuel societies’. The project is an anthropological study of the replacement of fossil fuel transport, with a new fleet of electric vehicles powered by lithium-ion batteries.
The project asks:
How does lithium connect, and disruptively transform, the landscapes and societies where lithium is extracted (CHILE), turned into battery technology (CHINA), used and potentially recycled (NORWAY)?
How do processes of lithium extraction, battery production, and battery recycling relate to each other and what might this mean for energy policy?
The Politics of Sustainability: Environments, Cultures, Materials
Multispecies ecologies and Planetary Matter
Environments, Alterities and the Anthropological Imagination
Ethnographies and academic writing
I am also Supervisor at the Master on Cultural and Social Anthropology, at the Research Master's in Social Sciences and the Master in Medical Anthropology and Sociology