- Scholarly Retreats
- Type of work
An Assistant Professor in the School of Liberal Arts, Andrew McDowell is a medical anthropologist specializing in the social worlds of tuberculosis (TB) and TB care in India. His project combines an interest in entanglements of social, bacterial, and technical life. At the Studio in the Woods he continued work on a book-length ethnographic manuscript. He specifically worked to complete a chapter that considers the forest as an apt metaphor TB’s entanglements.
“I was writing about forests as a metaphor for social relations and the sylvan environment, complete with weeds and spiders. Easy access to the forest helped me think even more about how this metaphor might reorganize the ways people relate to each other beyond simple family trees.” – Andrew McDowell