Master’s Capstone Project:

My area of research for my Master’s degree at UBC was in the field of health and rhetoric, when seen especially through the lens of feminism and popular culture. I investigated the discourse around, and representation of, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) today, especially when accessed through (medical, and non-medical) literature and digital media.

Other Areas of Research Interest:

Pharmaceutikalization (specifically in the global south)
Rhetoric of health and medicine
Time and Temporality
Political subjectivation and nation state formations
Science and Technology Studies
Postcolonial Theory
Mountaineering literature
That side of YouTube

Conferences and Presentations:

  • (2016). #HappytoBleed: The Topographies of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in India. Gender in India Symposium. York University and University of Guelph, Toronto. October 5-6. [Accepted]
  • (2016). The Alleyways of Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome. Critical Juncture Conference, Emory University, Atlanta, United States. April 8-9.
  • (2016). No Country for Trans Men: The Radiopacity of PCOS in India. Asian Studies Graduate Conference, University of British Columbia, Canada. March 12.

Scholarships and Awards:

  • Tina and Morris Wagner Foundation Fellowship 2016
  • University of British Columbia Faculty of Arts Graduate Award 2016
  • University of British Columbia Faculty of Arts Graduate Award 2015