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Dr. R. (Rebeca) Ibanez Martin

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body
Photographer: R. Ibánez Martin

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Postal address
  • Postbus 15578
    1001 NB Amsterdam
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  • Profile

    dr. Rebeca Ibáñez Martín (Ph.D "cum laude", 2014, Philosophy of Science, University of Salamanca. MA in Feminist Theory, MA in Social Studies of Science (STS). I defended my thesis entitled ‘Bad to eat? Empirical explorations of fat as food’ in May, 2014. My research focused in the history of nutritional knowledge and practices around fats, and how different configurations in different practices of fat enact what is a ‘good’ or a ‘bad’ fat.  

    I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Health, Care and the Body research group in the University of Amsterdam, thanks to a NWO-MVI Responsible Innovation grant entitled "Normativities of waste water treatment: Putting micro-algae to work in Ecovillage Boekel’", lead by Annemarie Mol, where I studied the design and implementation of an experimental nutrient recovery system from wastewater developed at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO). I traced the normativities and responsibilities involved in the system mapping the shifting moral landscapes of water treatment.

    Since January 2019, I am a supervisor in the Master in Cultural Anthropology.  I work as a senior researcher at the Meertens Insitute (KNAW), Ethnology department,  leading the  “Food, Body and Wellbeing” thematic area.  I am a fellow in NL-LAB where I contribute to the lines of research on animal and human relations in animal farms in the Netherlands. Creatures, like cows, appearing in the past in the margins of ethnographies are now taken to the center of our enquiries, providing a new focus on the complex milieu of everyday life as a multispecies encounter.  I am also part of the Odeuropa Horizon 2020 research project, where I contribute to the WP on Smell Storilines, investigating maloduours as cultural phenomenon as a physical and biological function.

    In 2020 I was awarded a seed grant from the Amsterdam Centre for Urban Studies (CUS) entitled "Greenhouse Futures: an ethnography of a complex socio-ecological system" to do preliminary fieldwork in greenhouses, and organised a workshop titled ‘Coloniality, Decoloniality, and Extractive Anthropocenes’.  In 2020, I and my colleagues from the Digital Humanities cluster (KNAW) and the University of London won an ALPRO Foundation Grant to analyse recipes for sustainability using natural language processing methods. In this project we aim to offer a tool that calculates the biodiversity and climate benefits of plant-based recipes, to be used by professional chefs and home cooks alike.

     

     

    @rebecaibanezm Research gate NL-LAB ORCID id
  • Publications

    Refereed

    2022

    Rebeca Ibáñez Martín & Annemarie Mol (2022) Joaquín les gusta: On Gut-Level Love for a Lamb of the House, Ethnos, DOI: 10.1080/00141844.2022.2052926

    2021

    Ibáñez Martín, Rebeca. 2021. «Commentary to Anne Dippel’s Metaphors We Live By. Three Commentaries on Artificial Intelligence and the Human Condition». Arbor 197 (800):a605.  https://doi.org/10.3989/arbor.2021.800007

    Van Erp, M., Reynolds, C., Maynard, D., Starke, A. D., & Ibañez Martín, R.  et al. (2021) Using Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence to Explore the Nutrition and Sustainability of Recipes and Food. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence 3(115). https://doi.org/10.3389/frai.2020.621577

    2020

    Ibáñez Martín, Rebeca. 2020. «El ‘monstruo De Las toallitas’: Relacionalidad Material En El Antropoceno». Política Y Sociedad 572, 375-93.DOI: https://doi.org/10.5209/poso.66449

    Ibáñez Martín, Rebeca. (2020). The balcony: normativity lessons in times of crisis. Retrieved February 19, 2021, from Somatosphere Web site: http://somatosphere.net/2020/the-balcony-normativity-lessons-in-times-of-crisis.html/

    2019

    Smits, Fenna and Rebeca báñez Martín. "‘The Village’ as a Site for Multispecies Innovation: Rethinking the Village in Response to the Anthropocene." Etnofoor 31, no. 2 (2019): 67-86. Accessed September 2, 2021. https://www.jstor.org/stable/26856486.

    Driessen, Annelieke & Ibáñez Martin, R., (2019) “Attending to difference: Enacting individuals in food provision for residents with dementia” Sociology of Health and Illness 42 (2). 247-261.  https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.13004

    Laurent, Justine & Ibáñez Martin, R., (2019) “Voor onze shit zorgen” Wijsgerig Perspectief, 59, 2, pp. 32-42.

    2018

    Ibáñez Martin, R.,  (2018) Thinking with La Cocina: fats in Spanish kitchens and dietary recommendations, Food, Culture & Society,  21, 3, pp. 314-330. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/15528014.2018.1451039

    2017

    Ibáñez Martin, R., & de Laet, M. (2017). Geographies of fat waste. Or, how kitchen fats make citizens. The Sociological Review. DOI: 10.1177/0038026117726731 

    Ibáñez Martin, R. (2017). Enactment. In E. Ortega Arjonilla, M. Roson, & R. Platero Mendez (Eds.), Barbarismos queer y otras esdrújulas (pp. 21-24). Bellaterra.

    Ibáñez Martín, Rebeca, Ortega Arjonilla, Esther, & Pérez Sedeño, Eulalia. (2017). Cuerpos y prácticas: una década de estudios CTG. Cadernos Pagu, (49), e174906. Epub January 23, 2017. https://dx.doi.org/10.1590/18094449201700490006

    2016

    Ibáñez Martin, Rebeca. 2016. "The Politics of Walking: Rural Women Encounters with Space and Memoir."  The Unfamiliar, 5 (1-2). DOI:https://doi.org/10.2218/unfamiliar.v5i1-2.1362

    2015

    Abrahamsson Sebastian, Bertoni, Filippo, Ibáñez Martín, Rebeca, Mol, Annemarie. 2015. "Living with omega-3: new materialism and enduring concerns" Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 33, no. 1 (February 2015): 4–19. https://doi.org/10.1068/d14086p

    Ibáñez Martín, Rebeca. 2015. "Who Needs Visual Anthropology?" Fieldsights - Visual and New Media Review, Cultural Anthropology, June 16, 2015, http://www.culanth.org/fieldsights/686-roundtable-report-who-needs-visual-anthropology

    2014

    Ortega Arjonilla, E., Romero Bachiller, C., & Ibáñez Martín, R. (2014). Discurso activista y estatus médico de lo trans: hacia una reconfiguración de cuidados y diagnósticos. In E. Pérez Sedeño, & E. Ortega Arjonilla (Eds.), Cartografías del cuerpo: biopolíticas de la ciencia y la tecnología (pp. 521-572). (Feminismos; No. 121). Madrid: Ediciones Cátedra. [details] 

    2012

    Ibáñez Martín, Rebeca. 2012. Prácticas efectivas y conocimientos parciales: negociaciones en torno a la ‘hipótesis del colesterol’. Revista Iberoamericana de Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad, 20(7), 1-26.

    2010

    Ibáñez Martín, Rebeca; Marta I. González García. 2010. Una Alimentación de Cuidado: la biomedicalización y la persistencia de la performatividad de género en la comercialización del os alimentos funcionales. Cuadernos KORÉ, 1(3), 71-82.

    Academic

    Estalella, Adolfo; Ibáñez Martín, Rebeca; Pavone, Vincenzo. 2013. “Prototyping an Academic Network: people, places and connections. Three years of the Spanish Network for Science and Technology Studies” EASST REVIEW, 32/1. Pp. 4-6. ISSN: 1384-5160

     

    Edited Volumes

    Ibáñez Martín, Rebeca, Pérez Sedeño, Eulalia (Ed.). 2012. Cuerpos y Diferencias. Madrid: Plaza y Valdés.

     

    Chapters in Books

    Ibáñez Martin, R. (2017). Enactment. In E. Ortega Arjonilla, M. Roson, & R. Platero Mendez (Eds.), Barbarismos queer y otras esdrújulas (pp. 21-24). Bellaterra.

    Ortega Arjonilla, Esther; Carmen Romero Bachiller and Rebeca Ibáñez Martín. 2014. Discurso activista y estatus médico de lo trans: hacia una reconfiguración de cuidados y diagnósticos. In Eulalia and Ortega Arjonilla Pérez Sedeño, Esther (Ed.), Cartografías del cuerpo: biopolíticas de la ciencia y la tecnología. Madrid: Cátedra.

    Ibáñez Martín, Rebeca; Pablo Santoro. 2012. Elecciones inciertas en tiempos inciertos: «elección informada» en el almacenamiento de células embrionarias de cordón umbilical y los alimentos funcionales. In Rebeca Ibáñez Martín and Eulalia Pérez Sedeño (Ed.), Cuerpos y Diferencias (pp. 179-193). Madrid: Plaza y Valdés.

    Ibáñez Martín, Rebeca;  González García, Marta I. 2009. Conocer, creer y comprar: el papel de la cultura científica en las actitudes hacia los alimentos funcionales y el medio ambiente. In José Antonio López Cerezo; Francisco Javier Gómez González (Ed.), Apropiación social de la ciencia (pp. 91-115). Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva.

    Translations

    Miranda Suárez, María José and Ibáñez Martin, Rebeca. 2012. “Cuerpos actuados, acciones corporeizadas: el ejemplo de la hipoglucemia”. In Cuerpos y Diferencias. Ibáñez Martin, Rebeca y Eulalia Pérez Sedeño (Eds.) Pp. 131- 153. Madrid: Plaza y Valdés. Translation of original article by Annemarie Mol & John Law (2004) “Embodied Action, Enacted Bodies: the Example of Hypoglycaemia” in Body and Society, 10/2-3. Pp. 43-62.

    In the Media

    De Volskrant.  “Minister Bruins verheft opnieuw het heterogezin tot norm”. Rebeca Ibáñez Martín & Else Vogel. https://www.volkskrant.nl/columns-opinie/minister-bruins-verheft-opnieuw-het-heterogezin-tot-norm~bcf17723/  (12 March 2019).

    Ibáñez Martin, R. (02-11-2018). Hoe UvA’ers een ecodorp in Boekel helpen bij het recyclen van ontlasting Folia. Hoe UvA’ers een ecodorp in Boekel helpen bij het recyclen van ontlasting. https://www.folia.nl/wetenschap/124907

    Ibáñez Martin, Rebeca (Ed.), 2016. Book Forum — Emily Yates-Doerr’s “The Weight of Obesity: Hunger and Global Health in Postwar Guatemala” Somatosphere, 14 November 2016.

    Ibáñez Martin, Rebeca. 2016. Response to The Weight of Obesity. Somatosphere, 14 November 2016.

    Rebeca Ibáñez Martín. 2015. “Cronica de una ocupacion de un puerto”.  Periódico Diagonal. 18 agosto de 2015.

    Rebeca Ibáñez Martín. 2014 “Compromiso y cuidado en la ciencia”. Periódico Diagonal. Del 11 al 24 de septiembre de 2014.

    Rebeca Ibáñez Martín. 2013. FOOD LAB, in Media LAB prado, Madrid, Spain.

    Book Reviews

    Ibanez Martin, R. (2017). Patient-centred IVF. Bioethics and care in a Dutch clinic (Author: Trudie Gerrits). Medicine, Anthropology, Theory. DOI: doi.org/10.17157/mat.4.5.509 

    Ibáñez Martín, Rebeca. 2012. “Un Universo por Descubrir. Género y Astronomía en España”. By Eulalia Pérez Sedeño & Adriana Kiczkowski (2010).  Madrid: Plaza y Valdés, 306 pp.  ISBN 978-84-96780-88-0. In European Journal of Women's Studies. Vol. 19. Pp. 138-140.

    Doctoral Thesis

    Bad to Eat? Empirical Explorations of Fat.

  • Teaching and Awards

    Teaching experience

    2017

    Thematic Module: Anthropology of Food. Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR), University of Amsterdam. 12EC.

    Co-teacher: Thesis Seminar RMSS (Research Master Social Sciences), University of Amsterdam. 6EC.

    2016                                     

    Master in Science, Technology and Society: Knowledge and Public Participation. Course: “Research methods in science studies”. Philosophy Institute, STS department, CCHS-CSIC. Madrid, Spain.

    2013                                       

    Master in Science, Technology and Society: Knowledge and Public Participation. Course: “Research methods in science studies”. Philosophy Institute, STS department, CCHS-CSIC. Madrid, Spain.

    2012                                       

    Master in Science, Technology and Society. Course: “Research methods in science studies”.  Philosophy Institute, STS department, CCHS-CSIC. Madrid, Spain.

    2011                                       

    Master in Gender Equality Studies in Social Sciences. Course: “Gender and science practice”.  Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), School of Social and Political Sciences. Madrid, Spain.

    2009                                       

    Master in Gender Equality in Social Sciences. Course: “Science, technology and gender: social dinamics and scientific practice”. Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), School of Social and Political Sciences. Madrid, Spain.

    Recognitions and Prizes

    My dissertation was awarded the  "cum laude" mention and the 2014 Ph.D. Prize in the Humanities and Arts.

    Nov., 2009- 2014.         

    Funding agency: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC),                                      

    Madrid, Spain. 4 year grant for PhD studies (€ 21 500 per year).

    Jan., 2008 – Nov. 2009.            

    Funding agency: Spanish Foundation of Science and Technology ( € 28 000)

    May, 2010 –August, 2010.         

    Funding agency: (CSIC). Travel grant for guest researcher, MAPP Department Aarhus University, Denmark (€ 5 000)

    Jan., 2011 – July 2011.             

    Funding agency: (CSIC). Travel grant for guest researcher, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, AISSR University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (€ 9 700)

    Jan., 2012 –July, 2012.

    Funding agency: (CSIC). Travel grant for guest researcher, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, AISSR University of Amsterdam (€ 9 700)

    Sept., 2006 – Sept. 2007.           

    Funding agency: Education Abroad Program (EAP) for doctoral studies at University of California Davis, (USA) ( € 14 000)

  • Other activities

    Professional Affiliations

    The European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST)

    The Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S)

    (founder) The Spanish Network of Social Studies of Sciecne,  EsCTS 

     

    Audiovisual

    Founder of the Feminist Audiovisual Collective ENVIDEAS, the feminist collective A.D.A. (Apaños Digitales Audiovisuales), and more recently of MIRLO Audiovisual Collective (2014).

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Video EsCTS -2014, Barcelona Video Envideas, 2009 YouTube Envideas Rompamos el Silencio -2011
  • Publications

    2018

    2017

    2016

    2015

    2014

    • Ortega Arjonilla, E., Romero Bachiller, C., & Ibáñez Martín, R. (2014). Discurso activista y estatus médico de lo trans: hacia una reconfiguración de cuidados y diagnósticos. In E. Pérez Sedeño, & E. Ortega Arjonilla (Eds.), Cartografías del cuerpo: biopolíticas de la ciencia y la tecnología (pp. 521-572). (Feminismos; No. 121). Madrid: Ediciones Cátedra. [details]

    2012

    • Ibanez Martin, R. (2012). Prácticas efectivas y conocimientos parciales: negociaciones en torno a la 'hipótesis del colesterol. CTS. Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad, 20(7), 1-26.
    • Ibanez Martin, R., & Santoro, P. (2012). Elecciones inciertas en tiempos inciertos: «elección informada» en el almacenamiento de células embrionarias de cordón umbilical y los alimentos funcionales. In E. Pérez Sedeño, & R. Ibáñez Martín (Eds.), Cuerpos y Diferencias (pp. 179-193). Madrid: Plaza y Valdés.

    2010

    • Ibanez Martin, R. (2010). Una Alimentación de Cuidado: la biomedicalización y la persistencia de la performatividad de género en la comercialización del os alimentos funcionales. Cuadernos Kóre, 1(3), 71-82.

    2009

    • Ibanez Martin, R. (2009). Conocer, creer y comprar: el papel de la cultura científica en las actitudes hacia los alimentos funcionales y el medio ambiente. In J. A. López Cerezo, & F. J. Gómez González (Eds.), Apropiación social de la ciencia (pp. 91-115). Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva.

    2012

    • Ibanez Martin, R., & Pérez Sedeño, E. (2012). Cuerpos y Diferencias. Madrid: Plaza y Valdés.

    2019

    2017

    2015

    2013

    2012

    • Ibanez Martin, R. (2012). Up in the Air [Review of: E. Perez Sedeño. Women Astronomers in Spain]. European Journal of Women's Studies, 19.

    Award

    • Ibanez Martin, R. (2014). Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado.

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