Michelle Charette

PhD Student, Science and Technology Studies, York University
Supervisor: Denielle Elliot

MA, Philosophy, Ryerson University (2018);
Supervisor: David Ciavatta
BA, Arts and Contemporary Studies (2016);
Area of Specialization: Philosophy

I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS) at York University. My research focusses on contemporary clinical systems designed to enhance care for individuals with musculoskeletal conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. I fuse insights from the field of STS, the phenomenology of illness, and ethnographic field work to study 1) the experience of living in pain, and 2) biotechnologies of pain expression in the clinical encounter.