Andrea Núñez Casal

  • andrea.nunez.casal (at) usc.es; andrea.casal (at) cchs.csic.es | @A_NunezCasal
  • Elected Council Member 2022–2024
  • Researcher (post-doc) at the Department of Science, Technology and Society, Institute of Philosophy, Spanish National Research Council (IFS-CSIC) / Department of Philosophy and Anthropology, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (USC)

Andrea´s research examines the entanglements between microbes, embodiment and inequalities. To date, her research has centred on (1) socio-cultural aspects of the human microbiome and immunology; and (2) feminist embodied approaches and decolonial methods to address and remedy health inequalities associated with antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and chronic/recurrent infections. Andrea is also a Collaborating Professor of the Interuniversity Master’s Degree in Planetary Health (UOC-Pompeu i Fabra-ISGlobal). Her current multi-sited research studies the relationalities of gender, microbial biodiversity, and local health cultures as key to resurface the transgenerational knowledges-practices and embodied experiences of healing and their subsequent imprint on contemporary biomedicine, eco-social subjectivities and practices and the wellness industry.