This summer brings the exciting news of a big move. As I pack up my things at Yale and house hunt in Toronto, I’m very glad to say that as of June 1, I am joining the faculty at the University of Toronto Scarborough.
In my new role as Assistant Professor with a cross-appointment between Anthropology and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Health Studies, I will be teaching courses and developing programming in health humanities, disability studies, and disability anthropology. Check out my upcoming courses here. And, I’m lucky to be joining the exciting scene in the UTSC Health Humanities Scope Lab.
It’s been an amazing year at Yale, with two big highlights – a staging of my ethnographic play and the Annual Soyuz Conference on Postsocialist Cultural Studies – to look back on. But most of all, I will carry forward the small moments: the deep generosities of those I’ve met at Yale, the intellectual camaraderie developed over happy hour drinks, food truck lunches, department gatherings, working group meetings, and social media posts. These relationships feel less like something to be left behind than like seeds planted that will grow into other forms in the years to come.
Here’s to next chapters!