Harriet Cooper

Harriet Cooper has a wide range of research interests in the medical humanities, and is especially curious about the politics of knowledge production in this evolving field. Relatedly, Harriet is fascinated by the puzzles presented by experiential and embodied knowledges: how do we interrogate and represent lived experience? She also likes to ponder the question of how the categories of method and disciplinary identity are invoked across the humanities and social sciences to shape research agendas. Since being awarded her PhD in critical disability studies from Birkbeck, University of London in 2015, Harriet has been working on a qualitative social research project at the University of East Anglia, which is funded by the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) East of England.

See what Harriet has been posting on The Polyphony here.