School of Social and Political Science

Marie-Louise Wohrle

Job Title

PhD Student

Research interests

Research interests

Medical anthropology, Human-animal interactions, conservation, public health


PhD title: Microbial Gardens? People and biosecurity in conservation in Scotland

Research interests

I am currently researching knowledge and understandings of microbes and biosecurity in animal conservation. I am interested in the ways microbes shape relationships between people, non-human animals and environments, especially in the context of conservation, in social science of infectious diseases and social science of conservation, and in visions of public health that go beyond human publics.

Conference presentations

"Particles out of place: Toxicity and the permeable body in a digital community of therapeutic clay use.", Royal Anthropological Institute, "Anthropology and Geography: Dialogues Past, Present, and Future", September 2020.

"The diagnosis as a social object of medicine: narratives of diagnosis for Post-Covid Syndrome (“long Covid”) on social media", Durham Institute for Medical Humanities, "Alternate, Virtual, and Augmented Realities. A Postgraduate and Early-Career Medical Humanities Conference.", September 2021.


My pronouns are she/her.

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