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From Collection to Cultivation



Daniela Sclavo is a PhD student at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, and her project on Chile Conservation is funded by the National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT). Before this, she studied Biology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), and wrote her thesis under the direction of Dr. Ana Barahona. Later on, she worked as a Research Assistant in UNAM for Dr. Barahona for a year-and-a-half. Also, she completed a Master's Degree in History and Philosophy of Science at University College of London under the supervision of Professor Joe Cain. Daniela's academic interests include the history of agriculture, crop conservation, history of food, and the ways in which cultural elements—such as traditional cuisines and flavours—can be included in scientific infrastructure.

Daniela has spent most of her life in Mexico, but she has also lived in the UK, France, and Spain, both for study and work. Her other passions besides history of science are dance (mostly ballet), literature, nature (hiking and sight-seeing), and learning new languages.

Learn more about Daniela's doctoral project, 'Conservation and Flavour,' or learn more about her fieldwork priorities in her blog contribution on participatory research. You can also access a description of her fieldwork developing Living Biocultural Archives, undertaken in collaboration with the Imagining Futures project.