I’m an anthropologist of infrastructures, environments, and practices of speculation. I received my PhD in social anthropology from the University of Manchester (Sep. 2021) and I’m currently a postdoctoral researcher at Uppsala University. I’m also an affiliated researcher at Stockholm University.
Based on twelve months of ethnographic fieldwork on the margins of the city of Lima and other coastal areas in Peru, my doctoral research enquired into engagements with fog as a material possibility, which local actors sought to capture and turn into water for use in infrastructures of fog oasis reforestation and small-scale water supply systems. The study addressed the politics of contemporary environmental and infrastructural relations, with a focus on how fog capture was enmeshed with Peru’s long-standing history of informal urbanisation. Navigate this website for published and forthcoming articles based on this research.
My interest in sociotechnical engagements with the atmospheric and things skyward eventually led me to my second project, an anthropological study of outer space infrastructures and imaginaries in Sweden. In brief, I am curious about the making and reshaping of on/off Earth ecologies through various forms of infrastructural mediation, asking what happens to socio-political and environmental relations when confronted by the extraterrestrial as an infrastructural phenomenon. As part of this project, I also intend to explore the connections between science fiction and anthropological analysis.
I’m currently working on a book project based on my fieldwork on fog capture in Peru, as well as a series of articles drawing on my most recent research on outer space infrastructures and science fiction.
Feel free to drop me a line if you would like to get in touch.