Kasia Tolwinski

Postdoctoral Researcher

kasia.tolwinski [at] mcgill.ca·ket49 [at] cornell.edu

Bio and Research Interests: Kasia Tolwinski holds a PhD in Science & Technology Studies from Cornell University. She is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Biomedical Ethics Unit in the Department of the Social Studies of Medicine at McGill University, where she is studying the social and ethical implications of novel precision medicine treatments for pediatric brain tumors. Her past and current projects focus on knowledge production and implementation in the biomedical sciences. This includes empirical projects on neuroscience, epigenetics, precision and genomic medicine, the return of genetic test results, and palliative and end of life care.

Most Recent Publications:

Tolwinski, K., A. Nemoianu, A.F. Bacaloiu, J. Venditto, F. D. Davis, and J.K. Wagner. “ ‘I Don’t Want to Go on Living this Way’: Desire for Hastened Death and the Ethics of Involuntary Hospitalization.” The American Journal of Bioethics, 19(10): 89-90.

Tolwinski, K. 2019. “Fraught Claims at the Intersection of Biology and Sociality: Managing Controversy in the Neuroscience of Poverty and Adversity.” Social Studies of Science, 49(2): 141-161

Tolwinski, K. 2013. “A New Genetics or an Epiphenomenon? Variations in the Discourse of Epigenetics Researchers.” New Genetics & Society, 32(4): 366-384.

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