Photo credit: Neurone development, artwork by Stephen Magrath. Credit: Stephen Magrath.
My newest project, Neurological Imaginaries bridges my interest in both arts-based ethnography and medical sciences as an experimental ethnography that encompasses non-textual forms, creative nonfiction, and affect theory to explore traumatic brain injuries and memory disturbances.
This research is funded by a Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research award and a Social Science and Humanities Research Council grant.
Publications / Papers
Manuscript In Process. A forgetful ethnography: Memory, injury and cerebral suffering.
Manuscript in Process. with Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier, Havana Syndrome: Political imagination and Science Fictions.
2019 Neurological Disturbances and Time Travel. Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience.
Art, Neuroscience and Ethnography, Platypus, CASTAC, October 2, 2018
Affective Science, or the Sad Brain, Imaginings Series - Affect, Centre for Imaginative Ethnography, 2014
Neurological disturbances and time travel, Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) annual meeting, Santiago, Cuba, May 17, 2018
A forgetful ethnography, Colleex Workshop, Collaboratory for Ethnographic Experimentation, Lisbon, Portugal, July 13-15, 2017
An Ethnography of Invisibility: Neuro-Medicine and Felt Theory, Affective Evidence, AAA, Minneapolis, November 17, 2017
An ethnography of invisibility? African Neuroscience, memory and feeling, Technoscience Salon, York University / University of Toronto, October 10, 2014
“Neurological Imaginaries” Series seeks to bring neuroscientists, anthropologists, and artists together in an interdisciplinary conversation to discuss epistemological tensions within traumatic brain injury care.