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Rachel Thomas

Using art as a dissemination method, I’m trying to make highly academic studies on obesity accessible and interesting to the general public.

Rachel is a doctoral candidate at Concordia’s Centre for the Interdisciplinary Studies of Society and Culture (CISSC). Her research blurs the boundaries between traditional media, technology and bio-fabrication, centred around the medicalized body with specific focus on women's health. Using heuristic research strategies, she seeks to open discourses between the objective medical gaze and the subjective patient experience. Her current work is a graphic novel exploring the impact of medical and social gazes on obese women as a means to promote accessibility of new research outside of the academic sphere.

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