Curriculum Vitae




CURRICULUM VITAE | AUGUST 2022

Michelle Charette

PhD candidate

Department of Science and Technology Studies www.michellecharette.ca

York University michgc@yorku.ca

Toronto, ON

Research Interests

Postphenomenology, STS, pain management, ethnography, mHealth, biomedicine, phenomenology of illness

Education

York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

PhD, Science and Technology Studies

September 2019 – Present

Dissertation: 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

The Centre for Subjectivity Research &

University of Copenhagen

Summer School in Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind

Participant, 2.5 ECTS earned

August 2018

Research Experience

A Situated Neurology: A sensory ethnography of brain trauma with patients, clinicians, scientists, and neuro-tech innovation

Principle Investigators: Dr. Denielle Elliott, Dr. Susan Berkhout

Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada Insight Grant

Senior Research Assistant

September 2022 - Present

Placebo Talks Back

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

University of Toronto, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Insight Grant

Research Assistant

August 2021 – Present

Neurological Imaginaries

Principle Investigator: Dr. Denielle Elliott

York University, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Grant

Research Assistant

September 2020 – Present

Research Funding

2022

Academic Excellence Fund

Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University

Project: An Ethnographic Screening: Musculoskeletal Conditions and ePROs

2021

Global & Community Engagement Collaborative

Project Fund, LA&PS, York University

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

Co-Applicant

2021

LA&PS Seed Grant for Collaborative Research

Initiatives, York University,

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

Co-Applicant

Awards

2022 – 2024

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Doctoral Fellowship

$40,000 CAD

2020

Mitacs Research and Training Award, York University

$6,000 CAD

2019 – 2024

York Doctoral Fellowship, York University

$5,403 CAD

2017

Ryerson Graduate Development Award, Ryerson University

$2,000 CAD

2016

Ryerson Graduate Fellowship, Ryerson University

$6,000 CAD


Book Chapters

Forthcoming. Charette, M., Charette, H., and Elliott, D. Neurological Imaginaries. In Connections: Bringing Neuroscience and Art Together. Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute.

In process. Charette, M. and Elliott, D. Sensorial Agoraphobia: Lecture Halls, Fluorescent Lights, and Neurology. In Sensory Ethnography, Edited by Phillip Vannini. [invited]

Peer Reviewed Publications

Charette, M., Lima, E., Elliott, D. (2022) Sonic stories, sensory ethnography, and listening with an injured mind. Multimodality & Society. doi:10.1177/26349795221084144

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 (San Diego, Calif.), 6 (2), 1-.

Charette, M. and Jeffrey, D. (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 Desjarlais, R. (2021). Writing Life No. 5: An interview with Robert Desjarlais. Somatosphere, January 22. http://somatosphere.net/author/robertdesjarlais/

Conferences, Invited Papers, and Workshops

July 2022

Madrid, Spain

European Association for the Study of Science and Technology

Getting a Grip: m-Health Technologies and Tactile Resistance

May 2022

Toronto, Canada

Canadian Association for Neuroscience

Adopting arts-based methods to explore sensory disturbances among patients with acquired brain injuries

(peer-reviewed poster)

April 2022, co-presenter with Denielle Elliott

York University, Institute for Global Health Research

Situated Neurology: An ethnographic study of neurology in Kenya

May 2021, co-presenter with Denielle Elliott

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

Participant

Summer 2017

Ryerson University, Philosophy Department,

Graduate Workshop - Phenomenology of Chronic Illness and Chronic Pain

Participant

Editorial Work

Forthcoming, 2023. D. Elliott and Matthew Wolf-Meyer, eds. Fieldnotes, Raw and Unedited. University of Minnesota Press. (Full contract with UMP)

Editorial Assistant

University Service

2021 - 2022

York University, Science and Technology Studies Department

Graduate Student Association

Social Events Coordinator, Treasurer, Co-Conference Coordinator, Conference Vetting Committee

Winter 2020

York University, Science and Technology Studies Department

STS Symposium

Committee member

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

Organizer

Teaching Experience

Fall 2021

Ryerson University, Guest Lecturer

Ethnographic Methods

Virtual Identities & Communities (RTA 934)

Fall/Winter 2019 – Present

York University, Teaching Assistant

A Critical Study of Health and Society (SOSC 2110)

Summer 2021, Summer 2022

York University, Teaching Assistant

Understanding Colour (NATS 1870)

Winter 2021

York University, Teaching Assistant

Health and Development in the Global South (SOSC 3103)

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)