We welcome Dr Samuel Taylor-Alexander to our Anthropology program! He joins us from the J Kenyon Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Science and the Law, which is housed in the Edinburgh Law School at the University of Edinburgh. Before moving to Edinburgh, Sam taught Anthropology at the University of Auckland. He has held visiting positions at Harvard University (Science and Technology Studies) and the University of Copenhagen )Anthropology).
Sam wrote his PhD dissertation in the field of Medical Anthropology at the ANU. It examined the coproduction of medicine in politics in Mexican reconstructive surgery. He made an innovative reading of the normalisation of biomedicine, focusing on how emerging ideas of the normal underpinned things such as the standardisation of clinical records and the promotion of molecular understandings of pathology. The background to this was Mexico’s surging neoliberal reform and the centrality of modernity to the national imaginary. He worked with these themes at greater length in his first monograph On Face Transplantation: Life and Ethics in Experimental Biomedicine (Palgrave Macmillan 2014). Sam continues to explore these and other themes related to innovation in medical science based on his research on surgery, and most recently the use of genomics for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.
A warm welcome to Sam, and we look forward to working with you at Monash!
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Lenore Manderson and John Gardner on the ethnography of health and medical practices
NEXUS Student Ethnography Symposium Flyer July 2017 (1)
Masculinities in Indonesia and East Timor
Ariel Heryanto (Monash University) discusses multiple
masculinities with members of a new generation of scholars who
are completing separate research projects on the topic.
Dr Paul Mason joins Monash Anthropology!
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Katherine Carroll, Susan Ireland, Louise Johnson, Jenni Millbank, David Ranson and Iolanda Rodino speak at Monash on donation.
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Professor Ariel Heryanto chairs discussion on masculinities in Indonesia and East Timor
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New contribution to public discussion on turn-back policy from Antje Missbach
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International Workshop on Human Smuggling, 6-7-8 April 2017
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New Policy Paper from Dr Antje Missbach
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New book from Dr Sara Niner
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