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Mariana Hase Ueta is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Wageningen University & Research developing interdisciplinary work at the intersection of food sociology, sustainable diets, and emerging technologies and seeking to further a relational understanding of how these are co-constituted.
She is currently part of the Animal-free Milk Consortium, where her work focuses on issues of ambivalence and ambiguity by placing animal-free milk protein technology in a broader societal context by comparing its societal, nutritional, and environmental aspects to bovine milk proteins to determine how the technology can be embedded in society. Prior to joining Wageningen, she was part of the Protein Matters project at Technische Universität Dresden (Germany), where her research focused on Cultured Meat as a response to livestock’s zoonotic security matters and investigates this emerging field from a sociological perspective. She has been a Fulbright Fellow at University of California Los Angeles UCLA (USA), DAAD Fellow at Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), a Visiting Researcher at Shanghai University (China) and is part of the Sustentarea project at the University of São Paulo (Brazil).
Over the last few years, Dr. Hase Ueta has been working on issues related to sustainable food consumption, intergenerational discussion, and comparative sociology in the Global South. In 2021 she was awarded the Emerging Scholar Award by the Food Studies Network at Aarhus University (Denmark).