“Soil health – towards a ‘microbial agriculture’?”, by Dr. Anna Krzywoszynska and Paula Palanco Lopez
From Suzanne Pellegrini
Microbes and Social Equity speaker series 2023
This series explores the way that microbes connect public policy, social disparities, and human health, as well as the ongoing research, education, policy, and innovation in this field.
I would like to thank the UMaine Institute of Medicine and the UMaine Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Committee for their support for this series, and acknowledge the work of our MSE members helping to organize this: Emily Wissel, Katherine Daiy, Kieran O’Doherty, Hannah Holland-Moritz, Mallory Choudoir, and Mustafa Saifuddin. I would also like to recognize that the University of Maine is located on Marsh Island in the homeland of the Penobscot Nation.This presentation is “Soil health – towards a ‘microbial agriculture’?”, by Dr. Anna Krzywoszynska and Paula Palanco Lopez.
Anna is an
Associate Professor in Anthropology at the University of Oulu, and a research
leader in the Biodiverse Anthropocenes programme (Anna Krzywoszynska |
University of Oulu). She is an interdisciplinary environmental social scientist
with expertise in agricultural and environmental knowledge, more-than-human
research, and public participation in science. Her current research interests
include human-soil relations and knowledge systems, the co-production of soil
knowledge between science and society, and the role of local food systems in
achieving socio-environmental justice. Paula Palanco is a medical
anthropologist with a background in Development Studies and Communication. She
has completed an Advanced Masters in Cultural Anthropology and Development
Studies in KULeuven (Belgium) and worked for the London School of Hygiene and
Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), the University of Oxford, and Imperial College
London. Paula has carried out research in different topics such as
antimicrobial resistance (AMR), air monitoring and cholera epidemics.
Currently, she is a PhD candidate in the University of Oulu (Finland),
researching the connection between the loss of soil biodiversity and AMR.