B.A. Ohio University
PhD CUNY Graduate Center (ABD)
Science, Technology & Society – Sociology of the Body – Medicine and Health – Military and Society -Race/Class/Gender – Historical and Interpretive Methods
Dissertation Title: “The Surgical Imagination.”
My research integrates the study of history, science and technology in a research program that is focused on the bodies of injured soldiers. To this end, I conduct a critical investigation of these bodies through a sustained examination of military biomedical surgery practice. In doing so, I hope to shed light on how the project of engineering better bodies became coupled with the conduct of war. While I critique the politics of the social arrangements that produce these bodies, I am likewise conducting a systematic investigation of the consequences of war, injury and death as it relates to very real bodies. As for methods, I combine historical and discursive analysis with qualitative interviews in order to further inquiry into the phenomenological aspects of the lived, embodied experience of physically injured and disabled soldiers.
Patricia Clough, Lynn Chancer