Thoughts from our session on (political) ecology

For our second topical meeting, our group discussed ecology and how it relates to our interests in human-microbe relations.

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What We Are Reading (fall 2016)

For fall quarter 2016, we are meeting weekly to read across our various interests in microbiosociality. Topics include: Holobiont / Hologenome Seth Bordenstein and Kevin Theis, Host Biology in Light of the Microbiome: Ten Principles of Holobionts and Hologenomes Seth Bordenstein, Getting the Hologenome Concept Right: An Eco-Evolutionary Framework for Hosts and Their Microbiomes. Donna…

The Humans

Stephanie Maroney, UC Davis (Cultural Studies), is a PhD candidate in Cultural Studies at UC Davis with a Designated Emphasis in Feminist Theory and Research. At the intersection of food studies and food science, her dissertation project explores how the science of the human microbiome shapes advice about what to eat and the discourse of…