2020 J. I. STALEY PRIZE WINNER : Lisa Stevenson


Published: 10Mar2020

The 2020 J. I. Staley Prize book award prize is awarded to Lisa Stevenson for her 2014 book, Life Beside Itself: Imagining Care in the Canadian Arctic. Lisa Stevenson is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at McGill University, where she teaches courses on medical and psychological anthropology, narrative and anthropology, violence and subjectivity, social and political theory, ethnographic film, the Inuit, and the Canadian Arctic. She received a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley (2005).

Lisa Stevenson’s Life Beside Itself examines two historical moments among the Inuit of northern Canada: a tuberculosis epidemic in the mid-twentieth century and an epidemic of suicides among Inuit youth today.

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