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Dr Roslyn Malcolm, PhD

Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology

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Research Groups

Department of Anthropology

Research Interests

  • Anthropology of Autism
  • Anthropology of Bodily Substance
  • Critical Disability Studies
  • Embodiment
  • Empathy and Theory of Mind
  • Ethnographic Methods
  • Human-animal Studies
  • Kinship and Relatedness
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Mental Health
  • Multispecies Ethnography
  • Situated Biologies

Selected Publications

Authored book

  • Malcolm, Roslyn (Planned). Rhythms That Matter: A Therapeutic Ecology of Autism and Equine Therapy.

Chapter in book

  • Erikainen, S., Ford, A., Malcolm, R. & Raeder, L. (2020). 'Telling Hormonal Stories'. In So Hormonal: Essays About Our Hormones. Monstrous Regiment.

Journal Article

Other (Digital/Visual Media)

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Indicators of Esteem

  • Academic Qualifications:
    • PhD Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh (2019)
    • MRes Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh.
    • MA Medical Anthroplogy, University of Ediburgh.
    • MA Social and Cultural Anthropology and Psychology, Joint Honours, University of Glasgow.
  • Invited Fellowships:

    Associate Fellow of the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society

  • Member and Coordinator:
    • International Anthropology of Hormones Network (2019 - present)
    • 'Anthropology and Autism: Lived Experience' seminar series (2017 - present)
  • Peer Review:
    • Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Social Science and Medicine, Medical Anthropology, Medical Humanities, Medicine Anthropology Theory, Social and Cultural Geography.

Selected Grants

  • 2021: The Brocher Foundation - 3 day sponsored workshop
  • 2020: ESRC-AHRC Therapeutics, Regulation, and Society Mobility Bursary
  • 2014: Economic and Social Research Council 1+3 Doctoral Studentship