Roberta Pala

Postgraduate Research Student

Thesis Title

Vaccines as biosocial actants - a Biohumanities approach to vaccine research



My thesis aims to investigate vaccine research from a biohumanities perspective. I look at vaccines as biosocial actants, biological substances that exist through a multitude of bodily encounters. In the thesis, I will elaborate on these encounters to ask what's at stake when we undo and complicate the way we think about vaccines.