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Jessica Tatchell

Jessica Tatchell

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Jessica Tatchell is a PhD candidate in the department of Global Health and Social Medicine at King’s College London, UK and is a Visiting Research Fellow in the Program on Science, Technology & Society at the Harvard Kennedy School. Jessica is visiting Harvard as a US-UK Fulbright Scholar where she will be continuing her PhD research. Her work considers the social, political and normative dimensions of biomedicine and health, particularly in the context of ‘postgenomic’ science and the surge of disciplines such as epigenetics.

In her doctoral research, Jessica is conducting a multi-sited ethnography that examines sociotechnical imaginaries of epigenetics in different cultures. The study is especially interested in how concepts of motherhood and fatherhood are conceptualised, operationalised and translated in epigenetic research.

Prior to her PhD, Jessica earned a BA in Sociology and MA in Social Research at the University of Warwick. Her research is funded by the Economic and Social Science Research Council.

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