PhD Designated Emphasis in STSPhD Student, Rhetoric, Bioethics
University of California, Berkeley
CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies, Designated Emphasis in STS
:: University of Cambridge
B.A. Sociology, Social Theory :: Yale University (2012)
Interests include: bioethics, philosophy of science, natural philosophy.
I applied to the Rhetoric program with a project on aesthetic theory and the documentation of trauma. I’d conducted fieldwork in Tunis in June-August of 2011, in the wake of the Tunisian Revolution, and after writing on the amateur photographic and televisual documentation of hospital trauma and on the relationship of these images to the protest events of the Revolution, I became interested in narrations of affliction. Specifically, I became interested in how the aesthetic or literary documentation of suffering contributes to ways we theorize our existence - how we think about Being, and how we value and understand life. I turned to the philosophy of science, and I intend to attend medical school during the completion of the Rhetoric Ph.D.
last updated: February 21st, 2017