About

I grew up in the countryside of Parkland County, Alberta, Canada. Since those halcyon days, I have spent a great deal of time and effort at institutions of higher education. Following my doctoral studies, I held research fellowships at McGill University's Social Studies of Medicine Department and at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin supported by the Berlin Institute for Health. I am now studying for a Juris Doctor degree at the University of Alberta, where I work with the Health Law Institute.

My education, experience and training have cut across conventional disciplines. I research the cultural dimensions of science and health, including the historical intersections of literature, science, technology and medicine, and especially in relation to sex, reproduction and gender.

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ACADEMIC POSITIONS

 

RESEARCHER - HEALTH LAW INSTITUTE

2020 - 2021

Faculty of Law

University of Alberta

2019 - 2022

University of Alberta
Faculty of Law

JD

PhD

BSc

2003 - 2007

University of Alberta
Department of Science (Biology major / English Literature minor)
Awarded Distinction and Dean’s Honors

EDUCATION

 

2007 - 2009

University of Saskatchewan
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies: Reproductive Science / English Literature
Supervisors: Prof. Raymond Stephanson and Prof. Roger Pierson
Dissertation: Windows to the Womb: Visualization, Metaphor and Reproduction in the Early 18th Century and Today
Funded by Interdisciplinary Graduate Scholarships
Awarded Graduate Thesis Award for Humanities and Fine Arts

HUMBOLDT POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW

2017 - 2019

Institut für Geschichte der Medizin und Ethik in der Medizin

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Volker Hess

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW - MCGILL UNIVERSITY

2014 - 2017

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship (2014 - 2016) / Fellow of CRC in the Social History of Medicine (2016 - 2017)
Departments of History and Classical Studies / Social Studies of Medicine
Supervisor: Prof. Andrea Tone

2009 - 2014

University of York
Department of History
Supervisor: Dr. Mark Jenner
Dissertation: Sex, Spirits, and Sensibility: Human Generation in British Medicine, Anatomy, and Literature, 1660–1780
Funded by a SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship and an Overseas Research Studentship
Awarded University of York Humanities Research Centre Doctoral Fellowship

MA