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Graduate Students

Current Masters Students

  • Jonah Campbell

B.A Sociology, UPEI (2004)
Currently MA candidate in Medical Sociology, McGill University
Areas of Interest: sociology of medicine; construction of medical knowledge; biomedicine; virology; spaces of quarantine; body history; science & technology studies

  • Tess Lanzarotta

B.A History-McGill University
Currently MA candidate in the History of Medicine-Mcgill University, Quebec
Areas of Interest: American History, History of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Treatment, Gender and Medicine, Cultural History of Disease.

  • Valerie Webber

B.A Honours Anthropology & Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality, Concordia University (2010)
Currently MA candidate in Medical Anthropology, McGill University
Areas of interest: queer communities; performativity; STIs, HIV, and safer sex; pornographic imagery and public sexuality; community-based health education


  • Taylor Perry

B.A. History and Philosophy of Science, University of British Columbia,
Currently MA candidate in History of Medicine, McGill University
Areas of interest:  HIV/AIDS in Canada and North America; hospitals and health institutions; epidemic disease; 20th Century models of healthcare delivery in developed world


Current PhD Students

  • Nicole Rigillo

B.A. Honours Anthropology and Minor in Italian Studies, University of Toronto (2005)
M.A. Social and Cultural Anthropology, Concordia University (2007)
Currently PhD Candidate in Anthropology, McGill University
Areas of interest: Corporate social responsibility; India; biopolitics; histories of social welfare provision; human capital investment; the "girl effect"; care
Thesis topic: "From 'Vicious' to 'Virtuous' Cycle: Corporate Investments in Women for Social Change in Bangalore"

  • Etienne Gosselin

B.A. History - Universite de Sherbrooke, Quebec
M.A. History - Universite de Sherbrooke, Quebec
Currently Ph.D. candidate History - McGill University, Quebec

Thesis: "Post-WWI International Health Areas of Interest: Health policy, Infectious diseases, Institutions of Health and Science, Standardization"

  • Loes Knaapen

B.A. and M.A. in Science Dynamics (Science and Technology Studies) University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Currently Ph.D. Candidate Medical Sociology - McGill University, Quebec
Areas of Interest: Standardization and Rationalization of Biomedicine, Clinical Practice Guidelines, Evidence-Based Medicine, Patient Participation in (Policy) Decision Making

  • Emilio Dirlikov

B.SC. University of Michigan, USA
M.A. Medical Anthropology, McGill University, Quebec
Currently Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology, McGill University, Quebec
Areas of Interest: China, Infectious Diseases, Pandemics, Global Health Interventions, History of Disease Control

  • Hadi Karsoho

B.A. Mass Communications. University of California, Berkeley.
Currently PhD student in Sociology, McGill University, Quebec.
Areas of Interest: Medical sociology and anthropology; bioethics (philosophical and empirical bioethics); qualitative research methods, especially discourse analysis and ethnography; end-of-life care; palliative medicine; euthanasia; physician-assisted suicide

Thesis topic: "The moral discourse on medical practices/decisions at the end of life."

  • Andrew S. Hoffman

Certificate, Humanities & Social Sciences -- Universiteit van Amsterdam (2004)
B.A., Political Science/Special Honors (Magna Cum Laude) -- Hunter College of the City University of New York (2005)
Currently PhD Candidate, Sociology/Social Studies of Medicine -- McGill University
Areas of interest: science & technology studies; sociology of medicine; health, & illness; sociology of effectiveness/expectations; comparative effectiveness research; genomics & personalized medicine

Thesis title: 'Personalizing Standards?: Research and Regulation in the Post-Genomic Era'

  • Sarah Berry

BA Health Studies & Psychology, McMaster University (2004); MA Women's Studies, Simon Fraser University (2007)
Currently PhD candidate, McGill Universtiy
Areas of Interests:social study of health, illness & medicine; gender & health; science & technology studies; media and communication studies; mixed-methods research


  • Gillian Chilibeck

BA (Anthropology, University of Alberta), MA (Anthropology, McGill University)
Currently PhD student in Anthropology, McGill University
Areas of interest: kinship, grief, memory, narrative, ethics/politics of care, parenthood/childhood, inheritance, pediatric palliative care, Inuit