Curriculum Vitae

I am a Mitacs Research Award Recipient (2020) and currently hold research positions on the SSHRC-funded Neurological Imaginaries project (2020), as well as on the SSHRC-funded Placebo Talks Back project (2021). See "Project page" for published works.


York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Doctor of Philosophy, Science and Technology Studies

September 2019 – Present

Research interests: biomedicine, chronic pain, biotechnology, phenomenology, ethnography, AI

Thesis: "An Ethnographic Screening: Musculoskeletal Conditions and ePROs"

Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Master of Arts, Philosophy

September 2016 – October 2018

Major Research Paper: “Intersubjectivity and the Problem of Analogical Appresentation”

Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Bachelor of Arts, Arts and Contemporary Studies (Specialization: Philosophy)

January 2012 – April 2016

Additional Training

August 2018

The Centre for Subjectivity Research &

University of Copenhagen

Summer School in Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind

Participant, 2.5 ECTS earned

Research Experience

Placebo Talks Back

Co-Investigators: Dr. Ada Jaarsma, Dr. Suze Berkhout

University of Toronto, SSHRC Insight GrantPosition: Research Assistant

August 2021 - February 2022

Neurological Imaginaries

Principle Investigator: Dr. Denielle Elliott

York University, SSHRC

Position: Doctoral Fellow

September 2020 – December 2021

Research Funding


Global & Community Engagement Collaborative

Project Fund, LA&PS, York University

Project: Staging Brain Injuries: A Collaborative Exploration of Sound and Affect



LA&PS Seed Grant for Collaborative Research

Initiatives, York University,

Project: Staging Brain Injuries: A Collaborative Exploration of Sound and Affect




Mitacs Research and Training Award, York University

2019 - 2024

York Doctoral Fellowship, York University


Ryerson Graduate Development Award, Ryerson University


Ryerson Graduate Fellowship, Ryerson University

Academic Publications

Charette, M. (2021). Aging in a Technoscientific World: Postphenomenology versus critical phenomenology. Science as Culture. DOI: 10.1080/09505431.2021.1956889

Charette, M. (2020). Fables and Futures: Biotechnology, Disability, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves, by George Estreich (MIT Press, 2019). Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, and Technoscience, 6. No. 2.Charette, M. and D. Jeffrey. (2020). “STS Futures Symposium Report.” Society for Social Studies of Science. Backchannels. April 14.

Charette, M. (2018). Emotional Contagion: Rethinking Empirical Expression. Filosofisk Supplement. University of Oslo Student Journal of Philosophy and History of Ideas.

Digital Publications

Charette, M. and R. Desjarlais. (2021). Writing Life No. 5: An interview with Robert Desjarlais. Somatosphere, January 22.

Teaching Experience

Fall 2021

Ethnographic Methods, Guest Lecturer

Ryerson University

Virtual Identities & Communities (RTA 934)

Summer 2021

York University, Teaching Assistant

Understanding Colour (NATS 1870)

Winter 2021

York University, Teaching Assistant

Health and Development in the Global South (SOSC 3103)

Fall/Winter 2020 - 2021, Fall/Winter 2019 - 2020, Fall/Winter 2021 - 2022

York University, Teaching Assistant

A Critical Study of Health and Society (SOSC 2110)

Summer 2020

York University, Teaching Assistant

Understanding Food (NATS 1560)

Summer 2020

York University, Teaching Assistant

Concepts in Human Health and Disease (NATS 1670)

Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Fall 2017, Winter 2018

Ryerson University, Teaching Assistant

Critical Thinking (SSH 105)

Conferences and Workshops

May 2021

Concordia University Center for Sensory Studies,

Uncommon Senses III

A Magic Encyclopedia: Time, Memory and Trauma

March 2021

York University, Imagining Differently: Research-Creation

Practices in Urgent Times

Working with Glass: A Visual Ethnography of Pain and Adaptation

March 2021

Villanova University, Phenomenology and its Worlds

Adversity-Borne Hope: Randomized Controlled Trials and

Epistemic Vigilance

October 2019

St. Hilda’s College, Oxford University,

Health Care and Phenomenology Workshop


March 2018

Ryerson Philosophy Graduate Students Union,

Selfhood: A Dialogue Between Phenomenology and Neurocentrism

Conference Chair

September 2017

Ryerson University, Philosophy Department,

Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy Conference


Summer 2017

Ryerson University, Philosophy Department,

Graduate Workshop - Phenomenology of Chronic Illness and Chronic Pain


University Service

Winter 2020

York University, Science and Technology Studies Department

STS Symposium

Committee member and organizer