Dr Stephanie Sodero

IASH-SSPS Research Fellow

Dr Stephanie Sodero (Lancaster University, Centre for Mobilities Research)

IASH-SSPS Research Fellow, September 2018 to February 2019

Medical Anthropology
University of Edinburgh
Banting Postdoctoral Fellow

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Project: Vital Mobilities: Societal Circulations of Blood

How do we move things when it really matters?

​My current focus is on understanding how UK blood supply chains work in ideal conditions, and in what ways they are impacted by disruption, such as climate change, ransomware and terrorist attacks. This forms part of my larger research project on vital mobilities, that is, external material circulations (e.g. water, medication) that influence one’s life chances. This fall, I am coordinating Bloodscape, a scavenger hunt highlighting how blood – and ideas about blood – circulate in and beyond Edinburgh as part of the 2018 Being Human Festival.

My research is grounded in the mobilities paradigm, which examines the role movement plays in shaping society. Most recently I was a postdoctoral fellow at Lancaster University’s Centre for Mobilities Research (2016-2018). At the University of Edinburgh, I am broadening my horizons by learning about the field of Medical Anthropology. This research is funded by a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship (Canada).