Sophia Roosth

Visiting Scholar (Sep 2021-Aug 2024)


Sophia Roosth’s research focuses on the anthropology of the life sciences.  Broadly, Sophia is interested in examining how biological systems are increasingly understood by making them.  Currently, she is concerned with how a growing number of amateur and craft practitioners use experimental practice—and sensory engagements with biological materials in particular—to critique and intervene into articulations of knowledge and power governing contemporary experimental sciences.  Her dissertation is titled “Crafting Life: A Sensory Ethnography of Fabricated Biologies.”  In Fall 2010, she will join the Pembroke Center at Brown University as a postdoctoral fellow.


Past Events


Unusual Lives: Historicizing Life as a Problem of Knowledge