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Seo, Bo Kyung

Degree Ph.D, Australian National University
Research Interests Medical anthropology, Care, Science and Technology Studies, Gender and Sexualities, Value Theory, Thailand, South Korea
Tel 82-2-2123-2439
Email bo.seo@yonsei.ac.kr

 Bo Kyeong Seo is an anthropologist working on biomedicine, health inequalities, and experiences of dispossession. She completed her PhD in Anthropology at the Australian National University in 2014, where her thesis was awarded the Sir Raymond Firth Prize for the most promising PhD dissertation-in-progress in 2013. She also received the Rudolf Virchow Award (Graduate Category Essay Prize) from the Society for Medical Anthropology. As a postdoctoral scholar at Freie Universität, she spent seventeen months in research residence working on her ethnographic project on chronic kidney failure in Thailand, co-funded by the Marie Curie Program of the European Commission and the German Research Foundation. Over the last five years she has been conducting research in Thailand and South Korea focusing on poor and marginalized people’s struggle to access healthcare in the context of transnational migration and stigmatization. Her work is published in the “Journal of Royal Anthropological Institute,” “Medical Anthropology,” and "Medical Anthropology Quarterly”. She is currently completing her book project on the politics and ethics of care.