Christina Holmes

Christina (@AnthroCPH) did her PhD with the TRRU group at Dalhousie University on how genetically modified plants (a.k.a. GMOs) are seen by the scientists who create them; how the design of and work on GMOs differs, depending on the goals and funding of the researchers; and the connections that genetic engineering research has to globalization. She used multisited ethnography in fieldsites in Canada and in Colombia, South America. This research was supported by an International Development Research Council, Canadian Window on Development Award, as well as a Canadian Institute of Health Research, Institute of Genetics, Short Term Research Grant, and a Social Science and Humanities Doctoral Fellowship. She continued this research on plant breeding and biotechnology as a SSHRC funded, post-doctoral researcher (2010-2012) with Dr. Birgit Muller at the Laboratoire d’anthropologie des institutions et organisations sociales (LAIOS), within the L’École des hautes etudes en sciences sociales (EHESS) of the Le Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) in Paris, France.

She is currently researching proteomics science as a case study of knowledge translation and standardization amongst emerging scientific fields, as a co-investigator of TRRU’s Articulating Standards project. As an adjunct in the Department of Anthropology at St. Francis Xavier University, she is also involved in a study of local agricultural practices in Antigonish County, Nova Scotia.  Her general interests include the anthropology of science and technology, medical anthropology, and biotechnology, with particular interest in topics relating to agriculture and food. Her publications are listed on Linkedin and Research Gate