Luisa Reis Castro
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LuÍsa Reis Castro

Technologies and insects brought Luísa to HASTS. Her work investigates new technologies for controlling mosquito-borne diseases as a window to discuss science and public health policies in Brazil. With a focus on environment and health, Luísa explores the relationship between insects and humans, citizens and technologies, infection and control, risks and care, public experiments and commercial products, new forms of organizing life and property, global health and local ecologies.

Before attending MIT’s HASTS program, Luísa received both her MSc in Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology and her MA in Studies on Society, Science and Technology at Maastricht University, in the Netherlands. For her BA in Social Sciences, she attended the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, in Brazil. Also prior to conducting research at MIT, she worked at the Spiral Institute at the Université de Liège and in the Anthropology of Law, Organizations, Science and Technology (LOST) group at MLU Halle-Wittenberg, where she maintains her participation in the international LOST Network. In addition, she has been a visiting student at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, the Humboldt-Universität Zu Berlin, and the Laboratoire d'anthropologie sociale.

Key words

anthropology of biology and health sciences; anthropology of science, technology and medicine; global STS; animal-human interactions; public health and politics; mosquitoes and vector control; mosquito-borne diseases



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