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Writing Life No. 9: An interview with Danya Fast

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It is 11 am in Vancouver. Danya sits at a desk beside a large window that looks out onto tree tops and electrical wires. Rain pools in the gutters and on sidewalks, and everything is shades of grey and green. In Winnipeg, it is 1 pm. Rob is behind his laptop and surrounded by stacks of papers and books. He …

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Writing Life No. 8: An interview with Angela Garcia

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Angela Garcia is known for her intimate, literary accounts of suffering and addiction in New Mexico. A compelling account, her monograph, The Pastoral Clinic: Addiction and Dispossession along the Rio Grande, challenged portrayals of heroin users in a context of a failing medical system that is under staffed, with inadequate funding, in the context of a colonial landscape scarred …

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Writing Life No. 7: An interview with Omar Dewachi

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Two years ago, I was suggested to take a look at the work of Omar Dewachi, an Iraqi scholar who, like me, has taken a deep interest in the entanglements between health and violence in contexts affected by protracted wars. His scholarly work and writing, produced from places as diverse as Iraq, Lebanon, the United States, and Canada, moves skillfully …

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Writing Life No. 6: An interview with Sally Wyatt

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Figure 1. Sally’s writing space

Sally Wyatt is a science and technology studies (STS) scholar and Professor of Digital Cultures at Maastricht University. She is a prolific academic writer, who has engaged with a broad variety of topics, ranging from digital healthcare practices and online genetic testing, big data and the need for appropriate regulations, to infrastructures, non-users, new …

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Writing Life No. 5: An interview with Robert Desjarlais

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“British poet W.H Auden suggested that true poets are those who like ‘hanging around words listening to what they say.”

Desjarlais, 2011, Counterplay: An Anthropologist at the Chess Board,15.

At the Paris Institute of Advanced Studies, where Robert is currently a research fellow, it is 3:30 p.m. We meet online to discuss how to …

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Writing Life No. 4: An interview with Tom Rice

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Figure 1: One of Tom’s writing space, Exeter, UK

“An acoustemologist, that’s probably the best professional description for me” – Tom Rice is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology at the University of Exeter, with a research focus on the anthropology of sound. Ever since childhood, sound has been important to him, but working as …