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Dr Roslyn Malcolm

Assistant Professor


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Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology  
Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing  

Research interests

  • Anthropology of Autism
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Human-animal Studies
  • Multispecies Ethnography
  • Situated Biologies
  • Critical Disability Studies
  • Mental Health
  • Ethnographic Methods
  • Empathy and Theory of Mind
  • Kinship and Relatedness
  • Anthropology of Bodily Substance
  • Embodiment

Esteem Indicators

  • 0000: Academic Qualifications:
    • PhD Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh (2019)
    • MRes Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh.
    • MA Medical Anthroplogy, University of Ediburgh.
    • MA Social and Cultural Anthropology and Psychology, Joint Honours, University of Glasgow.
  • 0000: Invited Fellowships: Fellow of the Wolfson Institute of Health and Well-Being, Durham University

    Associate Fellow of the ;Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society, University of Edinburgh

    Associate Fellow of the Institute for Medical Humanities, Durham University

  • 0000: Member and Coordinator:
    • International Anthropology of Hormones Network (2019 - present)
    • 'Anthropology and Autism: Lived Experience' seminar series (2017 - present)
  • 0000: Peer Review:
    • Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Social Science and Medicine, Medical Anthropology, Medical Humanities, Medicine Anthropology Theory, Social and Cultural Geography.


Authored book

  • Malcolm, Roslyn (Planned). Rhythms That Matter: A Therapeutic Ecology of Autism and Equine Therapy.

Chapter in book

  • Erikainen, S., Ford, A., Malcolm, R. & Raeder, L. (2020). 'Telling Hormonal Stories'. In So Hormonal: Essays About Our Hormones. Monstrous Regiment.

Journal Article

Other (Digital/Visual Media)

  • Malcolm, R., Gordon, T. & Slone, M. (2017). "Our Bodies Electric." Theorizing the Contemporary. Fieldsights

Supervision students