PhD Candidate

My dissertation examines experiences of, treatments for, and research on cervical dysplasia (or “precancer”) through ethnographic research with affected persons, healthcare providers and medical researchers, considering insights from psychoanalysis, psychosomatic medicine and biopsychosocial approaches to health, including psychoneuroimmunology. On that basis, it explores complex questions of responsibility in matters of health, particularly with view to gendered psychosocial wellbeing, in relation to official and everyday juridical concepts and institutions but also to alternative conceptualizations on offer in social and political theory.

In the past, I have carried out research on the economic, moral and semiotic aspects of value in blockchain projects; the politics of international solidarity and translation in anti-austerity activism; and the global political economy of access to antiretroviral drugs. The through-line has been to study the moral conditions of social life in the contemporary west in global context, motivated by a desire to find ways to imagine justice and flourishing true to common/diverse human experience and existence, and to appreciate the wondrous in the chaos.