Margaret Lock, interviewed by Eugene Raikhel, discusses a distinguished career focused on troubling widely held assumptions about medicine, the body, and the brain, while reflecting on her role in the emergence and development of the anthropology of biomedicine.
Margaret Lock: Interviewed by Eugene Raikhel
Margaret Lock is the Marjorie Bronfman Professor Emerita in Social Studies in Medicine and is affiliated with the Department of Social Studies of Medicine and the Department of Anthropology at McGill University. She is an officer of the Order of Canada, an officier de l’Ordre national du Québec, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Lock was awarded the Prix du Québec, domaine Sciences Humaines, in 1997 and in the same year the Wellcome Medal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain. She was awarded the Canada Council of the Arts Killam Prize and the McGill University Medal for Exceptional Academic Achievement.
Eugene Raikhel is an assistant professor in the Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago. A cultural and medical anthropologist by training, he is the coeditor (with William Garriott) of Addiction Trajectories (2013), the cofounder and editor of the medical anthropology website Somatosphere, and the author of Governing Habits: Treating Alcoholism in the Post-Soviet Clinic (2016).
Margaret Lock, Eugene Raikhel; Margaret Lock: Interviewed by Eugene Raikhel. Public Culture 1 May 2017; 29 (2 (82)): 311–331. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/08992363-3749081
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