Category Archives: 2023

Assunta Viteritti (University Sapienza)


I am Associate Professor of Sociology of Education and STS at “La Sapienza” University of Rome, where I am in charge of a Research Unit that develops teaching and research projects in STS fields.

At Sapienza I’m member of the Working Group called “Quality and Innovation of Didactic in Higher Education – QuID”, where I conducted research works on the transformation of the academic profession according to an STS vision.

Over the last 20 years my scientific trajectory has developed as an STS scholar. Since 2005 I have been a member of the STS Italia Scientific Association and, since 2010, I have contributed to the Editorial Project of the Journal Tecnoscienza (

From 2018 to 2021 I was President of the STS Italia Scientific Association. As STS Italia President, I contributed to the organization of the 8th STS Italia International Conference (Dis/Entangling Technoscience. Responsibility, Vulnerability and Justice, Trieste, Italy, June 2021).

Over the last years, I have been coordinator or research partner in several research projects on STS topics. My research interests are situated at the intersection of laboratory studies, analysis of scientific practice, technofeminism and study of educational contexts (school and university) as sociomaterial networks.

In the last year, I started a research project on educational robotics in Italy and Europe with the EDU-Robot research unit (in collaboration with a group of STS researchers from Lausanne). I am also involved in investigating digitization processes in education according to an STS vision.

By applying for EASST Council, I wish to contribute to shaping the future of STS in Europe. As my specific contribution to the work of the board, from my experience over the past few years, I could perhaps make some contribution to the editorial work of the EASST journals, but I am also opened to contributing to other fields. Finally, I would like to become more familiar and involved with the STS international context.

With these motivations I propose my candidature for one of three positions of the EASST Council (ordinary members).



Richard Tutton (University of York)


I am the Co-Director of the Science and Technology Studies Unit (SATSU) at the University of York in the UK. I have worked in the field of STS for twenty years and co-chaired the Local Organising Committee for the EASST 2018 conference at Lancaster. I have recently completed one term as a member of EASST Council, during which time I served in different roles, including administering the EASST Fund, chairing the Amsterdamska Book prize, and being a member of the future conferences sub-group. I have also been an ‘active citizen’ in the wider STS community, joining the 4S 2022 Program Committee and the Madrid 2022 Scientific Committee. I have had a very positive experience of serving on EASST Council, even with the challenges of the past two years, and would very much welcome the opportunity to continue the work that I have started! To this position, I combine considerable experience of conference organisation, leadership of STS research centres, with a strong commitment to supporting the STS community in Europe (and beyond). Further, I have a positive and inclusive attitude to working with colleagues and very much enjoy the challenges of working across national borders.



Andrea Núñez Casal (Spanish National Research Council/University of Santiago de Compostela)


I am an inter/transdisciplinary researcher of the entanglements between microbes, embodiment and inequalities with a long-standing intellectual preoccupation with issues of biological individuality and embodiment in relation to alterity, health disparities and more-than biomedical approaches to infections/AMR. My PhD (Goldsmiths, 2019) examined the biosocial configurations of human microbiome science at the crossroads of ongoing histories of racial, classed and gendered capitalism. I am a Margarita Salas Research Fellow at the Department of Science, Technology and Society of the Institute of Philosophy at the Spanish National Research Council (IFS-CSIC) and the Department of Philosophy and Anthropology of the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC). I am currently conducting a research project, ̈GERMEN: Gender, Microbes and Buen Vivir ̈ (2022-2024), centred on local transgenerational knowledges-practices and embodied experiences of microbial healing and their subsequent imprint on contemporary microbiological research.

My past and present research, teaching and collaborative public engagement and editorial experiences are informed by how inequalities are being (re)produced in science as they move from and between the laboratory, the governmental, the popular and the embodied. Channeled by my compromise on a plurality of knowledges and a deep commitment to social justice, I would like to bring these experiences to serve as an EASST Council Member. My dedication to re-passion EASST community would be focused on inclusiveness, particularly around three key issues:

  • Precarisation, ́burn out ́ and institutional viability of so-called ̈early ̈ career researchers (ERC) by co-creating programmes in which mentorship meets intergenerational solidarity and action
  • Liaise with underrepresented European countries, regions, and STS local communities (e.g., in Southern and East Europe) including an effort in translation(s) and social media dissemination of opportunities in the field
  • Bidirectional, bottom-up, critical awareness between academic and non-academic publics around key STS concerns and debates by establishing a inter/transgenerational activities and programmes, reaching the youngest and the oldest of our local communities