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Anthropologist Alison Cool guest researcher at CCHS

News: Mar 14, 2017

Alison Cool, assistant professor in Anthropology at the University of Colorado, is currently guest researcher at the Centre for Critical Heritage Studies. Alison Cool is based at School of Global Studies, UGOT, between 27th of February to March 31st.

Cool received her Ph.D. in Sociocultural Anthropology from New York University in 2013. Her dissertation, "Translating Twins: Twin Research and the Production of Genetic and Economic Knowledge in the Swedish Welfare State," was based on ethnographic fieldwork in Sweden with interdisciplinary networks of researchers who use twin studies to investigate genetic and environmental influences on social and economic behavior. Between 2013-2014, Cool was a Mellon Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellow at NYU and 2014-2015 she was a Hixon-Riggs Early Career Fellow in Science and Technology Studies at Harvey Mudd College.

Alison Cool’s work focuses on medical anthropology and the anthropology of science and technology, and her primary research interests concern the relationships between genetic and economic approaches to behavior and the politics of the Swedish welfare state. More broadly, her research interests include the anthropology of Scandinavia; anthropology of science, medicine, and technology; science policy; expertise; economics; life sciences; twin studies; global data circulation; and cultural understandings of privacy and surveillance.

During her stay, Alison is contributing to the research environments within the Making Global Heritage Futures cluster, the Heritage and Wellbeing cluster and the Medical Humanities network.

Read more about Alison Cool via this link.



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