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Andrea Núñez Casal


Ph.D., Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths University of London, 2019 (pass without corrections)

M.A., Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths University of London, 2011 (Distinction)

B.S.c., Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, 2008 (First-class)


  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Science, Technology, and Society, Institute of Philosophy, Spanish National Research Council (IFS-CSIC) and Department of Philosophy and Anthropology, the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), January 2022 - Present

  • Independent Consultant/Associate Lecturer 'Planetary Health' and 'Consumption, Identity and Daily Life', Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), September 2021 - Present 

  • Visiting Fellow Gender Studies Institute, University Carlos III of Madrid, December 2020 - June 2021

  • Research Associate Genetics, Law and Society, The Oxford Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, The University of Oxford, 2020

  • Associate Lecturer 'Embodiment and Experience', Department of Media, Communications, and Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, 2019-2020

  • Wellcome Trust Research Associate 'Following the life of a research institute: a biography of the Francis Crick', Science, Technology, Innovation Studies, The University of Edinburgh, 2016-2017

  • Associate Lecturer 'Culture and Cultural Studies', Department of Media, Communications, and Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths 2015-2016​​

  • Associate Lecturer 'Embodiment and Experience', Department of Media, Communications, and Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, 2014-2015​


  • Margarita Salas Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (USC), Ministry of Universities, Spain 

  • Juan de la Cierva Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, State Research Agency (AEI), Ministry of Science, Spain (not accepted) 

  • ‘EcoSocieties Research Fund’, The University of Nottingham (UK), 2020

  • ‘Shared Futures: Codeveloping Medical Humanities in China and the UK’, Wellcome Trust (UK), 2019 (not accepted)

  • 'la Caixa' Foundation Postgraduate Fellowship (ES), 2013-2015

  • National Science Foundation (US), 2015

  • COST Action IS1001 (BE), 2014

  • Sao Paulo Research Foundation (BR), 2014

  • Goldsmiths Graduate School Funding (UK), 2013

  • Butler-Eyles Grant (UK), 2013


  • Núñez Casal, Andrea., de Lima Hutchison, Coll., Porter, John., Santesmases, María Jesús., and Mathpati., Mahesh. (submitted). ´Ways of healing: biomedical cures as emancipatory and biopolitical knowledges-practices´, Body & Society

  • Núñez Casal. Andrea. (in press). ´Microbiomisation: the socialised biology of environmental determinism in microbiome science´, The Journal of History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences.

  • de Lima Hutchison, Coll, and Núñez Casal, Andrea. (in press) ‘Situating (dis)embodied inequalities in the(ir) Eurocene: indigenous microbes, anthropometric growth standards and dietary prescriptions´, Medicine Anthropology Theory (MAT).

  • O'Callaghan-Gordo, Cristina., Moreno, Ariadna., Bosque-Prous, Marina., Castro-Sanchez, Enrique., Dadvand, Payam., Faerron Guzmán, Carlos A., García Juanatey, Ana., Gascon, Mireia., Grau, Oriol., Jordana, Jacint., Lowe, Rachel., March, Hug., Medina, Xavier. F., Melon, Lela., Navas, Grettel., Núñez Casal, Andrea., Ruiz-Mallén, Isabel., Sánchez-Valdivia, Nacho., Tonne, Cathrun., Triguero-Mas, Margarita., Zografos, Christos., and Josep M. Antó (2022) ‘Responding to the need for postgraduate education for Planetary Health: Development of an online master’s degree’, Frontiers in Public Health. Full text

  • Núñez Casal, A. (2021) ‘Feminist para-ethnographies: a proposition for a ‘critical friendship’ between embodied experiences and microbiome science’, The London Journal of Critical Thought, 4(1), pp. 21-35. Full text

  • Núñez Casal, A. (2021). ‘It begins with us: on why our embodied experiences matter in the disappearance of worlds’, EASST Review, 40(1), pp.8-15. Full text

  • Núñez Casal, A. and Hutchison, C. (2020). Antimicrobial resistance: Transdisciplinary research on humans, antimicrobials and microbes, Access Microbiology, 2 (7A). Abstract

  • Núñez Casal, A. (2019). The microbiomisation of social categories of difference: an interdisciplinary critical science study of the human microbiome as the re-enactment of the immune self. PhD thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London. Abstract

  • Núñez Casal, A. (2018). ‘The ‘microbiomisation of class’ as an ‘inventive fiction’ informing AMR research’, Antimicrobials in Society. Full text

  • Vermeulen, N. and Núñez Casal, A. (2018). Finding a place in science: the role of institutional configurations in the formation of scientific identity. In S. Schönbauer & R. Attenborough (Eds.) Scientific Identities: how to re-engage with identity and its politics, EASST Review, 37 (4), pp. 37-41. Full text

  • Núñez Casal, A. (2016). ‘Microbiomes’. In N. Vermeulen & S. Tamminen, Bio-objects meets multispecies ethnographies, EASST Review, 35(1), p. 25. Full text

  • Nunez Casal, A. (2016). Ambivalent solutions to antimicrobial resistance. In C. Chandler, E, Hutchinson, and C. Hutchison, C. Addressing antimicrobial resistance through social theory: An anthropologically oriented report, pp.  26-35. London: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Full text

  • Núñez Casal, A. (2015). ‘The biology of history’: antibiotics, resistant bacteria and the human effec: An interview with Hannah Landecker', Theory, Culture & Society. Full text

  • Núñez Casal, A. (2015). 'Excursus on the immune system: melting history, stories and microbiome data', British Medical Journal Open, 5(4), pp. A1-A9. Abstract


  • Nuñez Casal, A. (2022). Microbial transmission in neoliberalism: heredity, diversity, and disparity Boom, Bust and Antibiotics: The Empty Pipeline opening conference, Institute of Health and Society, The University of Oslo, June 9-10. 

  • Nuñez Casal, A. (2022). Microbes, embodiment, and inequalities, Getting Unstuck, Mosaic Rooms, London, March 29.

  • Núñez Casal, A. (2021). Women, microbiology and transgenerational experiences, V International Workshop Gender, Aging, Sustainability and Quality of Life/Dead in Resilience Times, ENCAGEN-C, Charles III University Madrid, May 26.

  • Núñez Casal, A. (2020). Biodesigualdades en la postgenomica: microbios, experiencias encarnadas y la biologia socializada, 20 años de la Declaración de Budapest sobre la Ciencia y el uso del saber científico, Semana de la Ciencia y la innovación, Fundación para el Conocimiento, Comunidad de Madrid, 11 de noviembre.

  • Núñez Casal, A. (2020). Microbes, bodies, and unwaged labour. Re-enchanting the world with Silvia Federici, Ghent University (Brussels), October 29.

  • Núñez Casal, A. (2019). Enabling a ‘microbiology multiple’: microbes, embodiment, and (bio)inequalities, Social Theory and AMR, Durham Institute for Advanced Study, Durham University, November 14.

  • Núñez Casal, A. (2017). Ancient microbes?: Colonial science and the history of wayusear. AMR as a sustainable development challenge in low- and middle-income countries, University of Nottingham, June 27.

  • Núñez Casal, A. (2017). A critical approach on behaviourism in tackling AMR. Interdisciplinary Research & Antimicrobial Resistance Workshop, University of Bristol and ESRC, Engineer's House, Bristol, March 2-3.

  • Núñez Casal, A. (2016). Ambivalent solutions to antimicrobial resistance, The Constructing of Antimicrobial Resistance: A Workshop, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Wellcome Trust, Latimer Place, Chesham, August 3.

  • Núñez Casal, A. (2015). Microbiomes. Bio-objects Meet Multispecies Ethnography workshop, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Anthropology, Boston, October 30.

  • Núñez Casal, A. (2015). The case of American Gut in personalised medicine. Doing Justice to Figures Symposium, London School of Economics (LSE), London, June 19.

  • Núñez Casal, A. (2015).  Excursus on the immune system: attuning to 'Data Double’, Transmediale 2015, Berlin, Germany, January 28-February 1, 2015​


  • Nuñez Casal, A. (2022). The Science of the Letter: Microbiome Science, Proto-Immunology and Dispatches from Other Worlds, ‘Boundings and unboundings in the sciences: gender, experimentation, and authority’ with María Jesús Santesmases. The 10th Conference of the European Society for the History of Science (ESHS), 7 – 10 September 2022, Brussels, Belgium 

  • Núñez Casal, A. (2022). The microbiomisation of class: re-embodying Buen Vivir, othering microbiopolitics, EASST 2022, Madrid, July 6 – 9.

  • Núñez Casal, A. (2021). Histories of Healing: Traditional and Local Medicine in Times of Pandemic, 26th International Congress of History of Science and Technology, Prague, July 25-31.

  • Núñez Casal, A. (2021). Historias socioculturales de la curación microbiana: Brujería, microbiómica y remedios populares, XIII Congreso Iberoamericano de Ciencia, Tecnología y Género, OEI Ecuador/CIESPAL, Ecuador July 14 – 16.

  • Núñez Casal, A. (2020). The microbiomisation of race: (individual) capital, food cultures and microbial embodiment, Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S)/European Association of Science and Technology Studies (4S/EASST) Joint Meeting, Prague, August 18 – 21.

  • Núñez Casal, A. (2018). Feminist para-ethnographies: attuning ‘matters of fact’ and ‘matters of concern’, Fresh Perspectives: Social Research on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), The British Academy, London, September 10.

  • Vermeulen, N. & Núñez Casal, A. (2018). Finding a place in science: the role of institutional configurations in the formation of scientific identity. EASST 2018, Lancaster University, Lancaster, July 25 – 28.

  • Núñez Casal, A. (2016). The 'second genome': individualisation, innovation, and inequalities in microbiome science, 4S/EASST Joint Meeting, Barcelona, August 31- September 3.

  • Núñez Casal, A. (2015). Impacted Immunities: Anthropocene bodies and environments in microbiome research, Resistant Matter: Histories, Politics, and Science of Multispecies Entanglements panel. Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S), Denver, November 11-14.

  • Núñez Casal, A. (2015). Worldly Encounters: Microbes-Humans-Milieus, The Conference on Communication and Environment, University Boulder Colorado, Denver, Colorado, 11-14 June

  • Núñez Casal, A. (2015). Excursus on the immune system: melting history, stories and microbiome data, UCL qualitative Health Research Symposium: Enriching qualitative inquiry in health, University College London (UCL) London, United Kingdom, February, 18.

  • Núñez Casal, A. (2015).  A Cartography of the Immune System: Montagu and the Microbiome

  • London Conference in Critical Thought, Goldsmiths, University of London, June 27-28, 2014

  • Núñez Casal, A. (2014). Digressions on immunity: from the British Embassy in Turkey to the Achuar's microbiome, The British Society for The History of Science Conference, The University of Leeds, Leeds, 8-10 January.



  • Member Commission on Gender and Women Gender and Women Studies (CGWS) in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, International Union for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (2021 – Present)

  • Member Antimicrobials In Society (2016 – Present)

  • Reviewer Body & Society (2015 – Present)

  • Reviewer  Science as Culture (2020)

  • Member European Commission COST Action Bio-objects (2012-2014)

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