Roberta Raffaetà is an anthropologist and professor of socio-cultural anthropology.
Her research stays at the intersection of medical anthropology, environmental anthropology and science & technology studies. She studies how to live well and caring for each other in an entangled and more-than-human planet. In last years, she has explored how biocomputational scientists produce knowledge about microbes and why this matters (‘Antropologia dei microbi’ CISU 2020 – eng translation by Routledge, 2022)
She received a PhD in Social Sciences at the University of Lausanne in 2008 as member of the Laboratorie d'Anthropologie Culturelle et Sociales. She has been granted a Marie Curie (Trento University and Monash, 2010-2013) and a Fulbright (UCLA, 2018) fellowship and she has worked in several universities in Italy (Milano-Bicocca, Bolzano, Bologna, Trento, Verona) and abroad (Monash Melbourne, Lausanne).
Roberta is the Principal Investigator of the ERC Starting Grant Project HealthXCross, a multi-sited, comparative ethnographic study of how technoscience is reconfiguring practices and ideas of health by aggregating microbial data across time, space and species.