One of my main areas of interest is the impact of health and illness on how subjectivities are constituted. I have primarily explored this through my comparative work on childhood asthma, focusing on how global, neoliberal reforms of health policies are redefining patienthood, in particular, how we allocate personal and collective responsibility over health, care, and the environment – and the effects of these changes on our experiences of self.
Currently, I am exploring various facets of patient subjectivity in my current project on digital ethics and mental wellbeing.
2019. “Patients, Pharmaceuticals, and Time: Reclaiming the Temporal Ambiguities of Illness and Healing through an Ethnographic Analysis of Asthma.” Cargo: Journal for Cultural and Social Anthropology. 2017(1-2): 1-18.
2017. “Diagnostic Refusals, Temporality, and Subjectivity among Non-compliant Sufferers of Asthma.” Subjectivity. DOI: 10.1057/s41286-017-0039-5
2017. “Efficacious Holidays: The Therapeutic Dimensions of Pleasure and Discipline in Czech Respiratory Spas.” Medical Anthropology Quarterly. 32(1):42-58.
2014. “Domestic Experiments: Familial Regimes of Coping with Childhood Asthma in New Zealand.” Medical Anthropology: Cross-Cultural Studies in Health and Illness. 33(6): 546-560.
2012. w/L. McLaughlan. “Becoming ‘Half a Doctor’: Parent-experts and the Normalisation of Childhood Asthma in Aotearoa/New Zealand.” Sites: A Journal of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies. 9: 3-22.