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Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology: People

Lilian Kennedy

Lilian Kennedy
Name
Lilian Kennedy
Department
Social Anthropology
Address
5.16 Edinburgh UK
Email
Research Interests
Memory, Subjectivity and Personhood, Dementia, Care, Love, time and temporality, Family relationships, Kinship and relatedness, STS, GPS tracker technology, NHS
URL
http://www.san.ed.ac.uk/edcma/people/membership/lilian_kennedy

Thesis Title:

Finding and Remaking the Self in Dementia: an Investigation of Care in London.

Supervisors

Prof. Janet Carsten, Dr. Stefan Ecks

Qualifications

2014 - present     PhD, Social Anthropology

                                  University of Edinburgh

2013 - 2014           Masters by Research, Medical Anthropology (Distinction)

                                  University of Edinburgh

                                  Supervisors: Prof Janet Carsten, Dr Stefan Ecks

2006 - 2010           Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology (High Honors)

                                  University of Califronia, Berkeley

                                   Supervisors: Prof Nancy Scheper-Hughes,

                                   Prof Sharon Kaufman

Publications

2017, In Somatosphere, co-author: "Who Cares? A Discussion on Care from Edinburgh’s Centre for Medical Anthropology"

Kennedy, Lilian. "Unforgotten Love And The Culture Of Dementia Care In India". Contemporary South Asia 23.1 (2015): 87-88. Web. 2 June 2016. (Book Review) 

Honours & Awards

(2017) FfWG Foundation Main Grant (BFWG Charitable foundation)

(2014) Social Anthropology Award

(2014) Social and Political Science Graduate School International Award

(2014) College of Humanities and Social Science Research Scholarship 

Teaching Experience

Social Anthropology 1B, Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh

Anthropological Theory, Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh

Fundamentals : Anthropological PracticeSocial Anthropology, University of Edinburgh

Health, Ethics, and Society, Medical School, University of Edinburgh 

Conferences

completed: 

  • "Chronological Breakdown in Dementia Narratives: a case for ethnography" : 2017 American Anthropological Association Conference,  November 29 - December 3 in Washington, D.C.
  • "The ‘Good Life’ in Dementia: An Investigation of Care Practices in the Relational Spaces of Family Life" : 'Bodies in Transition - Power, Knowledge and Medical Anthropology' EASA Medical Anthropology Network, 2017 Biannual Conference Network Meeting, 5-7 July, Lisbon, Portugal
  • MAYS 8th Annual Meeting (co-organiser), 'Medical Anthropology Beyond Academic Borders' 15 - 16 June 2017, University of Edinburgh
  • "Critical Medical Anthropology in the Ethnographic Process" :'Critical Medical Anthropology: making it work for policy, wellbeing and welfare,' Oaxaca City, Mexico from 16 - 20 January, 2017. (Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund and British Council)
  • "Finding and Remaking the Self in Familiar Dementia Carework", at the conference 'Entangled Kinship Spaces : Ethnographic approaches of contemporary public and intimate (re)configurations', Oct 20 & 21, 2016, University of Liege, Belgium
  • "Who is the 'who' in Dementia?", at 'Who cares? : A Symposium on Care in Medical Anthropology' (co-organiser) 11th May 2016, University of Edinburgh

Other Experience

MAYS Coordinator (Medical Anthropology Youth Scholars),

  • within EASA (European Association of Social Anthropologists) - current

SoMA Representative (Students of Medical Anthropology),

  • within EdCMA  (Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology) - current

Scottish Government PhD Internship (Sept - Dec 2016)

  • Health and Social Care Analysis Division, Project: "Evidence to support policy and practice development for Carers (Scotland) Act 2016"