The Distant Early Warning Line Radar Site at Point Barrow, Alaska  Photo by Tess Lanzarotta, 2017

The Distant Early Warning Line Radar Site at Point Barrow, Alaska

Photo by Tess Lanzarotta, 2017

I am a historian of science, medicine, and technology. Presently, I hold an SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

In 2018, I received a PhD in history with a concentration in the history of science and medicine from Yale University. Before pursuing my doctorate, I earned a BA in history and an MA in the history of medicine from McGill University.

Broadly speaking, my research focuses on health, capitalism, and the body in the twentieth-century. While I am pursuing a diverse set of projects (you can learn more here and here), I maintain a particular interest the history of the circumpolar regions and in examining the value systems that structure research, whether it be historical, anthropological, biomedical, or scientific. Through my work, I draw attention to the ethical obligations, enduring relationships, and forms of harm that are generated during various types of research encounters.

I’m from Nanaimo, British Columbia.

Contact me at tess.lanzarotta@gmail.com

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For more information, view my CV here