Announcement: new Managing Editor and members of Editorial Collaborative!

There are a few exciting additions to the Somatosphere masthead that I’d like to announce. (Please note that we are working to fix up the masthead itself, and that a version with proper bios will return shortly!)  

One important piece of news if that the site finally has a Managing Editor again. Talia Gordon, who has been contributing to the “Web Roundup” section for a while, has joined the site as a part-time Managing Editor. If you would like to reach Talia, please feel free to contact her through the address.

Talia is a PhD student in the Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago, who also holds an MA in medical anthropology from Wayne State University. Her work broadly explores how therapeutic paradigms shape individual and collective experience in the US, and her dissertation research examines the concept of resilience in projects of social repair and the temporalities of crisis in Flint, Michigan. 

We have a couple of people who have stepped down from the editorial collaborative: Leo Coleman, who has written extensively for the site, and Lily Shapiro, who edited “In the Journals” for a number of years. Thanks to both of them for all of the work they’ve done for the site.

We are also adding five new members to the Editorial Collaborative:

Vincent Duclos, Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages and in the Center for Science, Technology and Society at Drexel University.

Emma Kowal, Professor of Anthropology at the Alfred Deakin Institute and Convenor of the Science and Society Network at Deakin University. 

Martha Lincoln, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at San Francisco State University. 

Nolwazi Mkhwanazi, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology, and Senior Researcher and Director of the Medical Humanities program at Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER). 

Mark Robinson, Assistant Professor at Creighton University in the Center for Health Policy and Ethics, and Student Fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center for Biotechnology, Health Policy, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.

Welcome to the Somatosphere team!  We’ll be announcing new additions to our “In the journals” and “Web roundups” contributors shortly.