Katie Kilroy-Marac

Scholar (Anthropology), Canada

Katie Kilroy-Marac (Ph.D., Columbia University) is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on the social history of psychiatric thought, the evolution and naturalization of psychiatric categories, and the spaces in which local understandings of illness and suffering come into contact with (Western) psychiatric models. Her first book, titled An Impossible Inheritance: Postcolonial Psychiatry and the Work of Memory in a West African Clinic (University of California Press, 2019), was based on ethnographic fieldwork carried out at the Fann Psychiatric Clinic in Dakar, Senegal. Katie was a Fellow of the Camargo Core Program in 2018.