- AB, Anthropology, Princeton University
I am broadly interested in the topics of illness and disability, medicine, gender, and the body. Specifically, my research has focused on girls and women with Turner Syndrome — a genetic condition in which females are born with a partially or entirely missing X chromosome, rendering them infertile among other physical effects. In addition to investigating the forces of gender construction, performativity, and biopower for these girls and women, I am interested in exploring their narrative and subjectivity formations, self-advocacy efforts, and feminist thoughts and actions. Additionally, I am fascinated by the ethical and moral dilemmas anthropologists so often face as they straddle the line between activist and anthropologist. I hope to incorporate various media — such as art, theater, and film — into presentations of my research.
Advisor: Dr. Ozawa-de Silva