Lina Pinto-García is a postdoctoral researcher in the Diseased Landscapes project, a collaborative effort that brings together interdisciplinary expertise from the UK and Colombia to explore how the nexus of agricultural extractivism and political conflict affects environmental and human health. She holds a PhD in Science & Technology Studies (STS) from York University (Canada) and was a research fellow at Harvard’s Science, Technology and Society Program in Fall 2019.
Lina is currently working on a book project that explores a vector-borne disease called leishmaniasis and its entanglements with the Colombian armed conflict. She has an interdisciplinary background in biology (Universidad de los Andes), biotechnology (École Supérieure de Biotechnologie de Strasbourg) and STS (York University). In addition to her experience in biomedical research institutions in Europe and Colombia, Lina has worked for science museums and practiced science journalism.