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Kelsey Marr (UBCO PhD Researcher)

Email Address: kelsey.marr@ubc.ca

Research interests are: reproductive mobilities, assisted reproduction, infertility, mobilities theory, feminist theory, assemblage theory, reproductive politics, Sweden, immigration/migration, biomedicalization, gender, sexuality, and new kinship studies.

Kelsey is currently a PhD student in the Department of Community, Culture, and Global Studies at the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBC-O) in Interdisciplinary Studies- Medical Anthropology and Gender Studies (Supervisor: Susan Frohlick). Starting in the fall of 2019, Kelsey will be affiliated with the Forum for Gender Studies at Mid Sweden University (Sundsvall, Sweden) as a Visiting Researcher. Kelsey’s doctoral research considers the reproductive choices and reproductive decision-making of young Swedish women (including trans-women) as a lens through which to understand the intersections of far-right nationalism, shifting immigration policies, and changes to reproduction health care in the contemporary Swedish political moment. This research builds from her MA thesis The Imagined Reproductive Futures of Post-Graduate Students (University of Saskatchewan; supervised by Pamela Downe) in centering how the next generation of parents imagines or anticipates their reproductive futures. Kelsey is currently preparing to begin preliminary fieldwork in Sundsvall, Sweden in the fall of 2019.

Kelsey is the recipient of the Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) Top Graduating Master’s Student Award (University of Saskatchewan) 2019 and the University of Saskatchewan Graduate Thesis Award (Master’s) 2019.

Education

University of British Columbia Okanagan, Dept. of Community, Culture, and Global Studies Doctorate of Philosophy Interdisciplinary Studies Sept. 2018- present

University of British Columbia Okanagan Centre for Teaching and Learning  Practical Experience Credential October 2018

University of Saskatchewan, Dept. of Archaeology & Anthropology, Master of Arts, Medical Anthropology (with distinction)           Sept. 2014- June 2018

University of Saskatchewan Teaching and Learning Center, Graduate Teaching Certificate                           April 2017

University of Saskatchewan Teaching and Learning Center,  Instructional Skill Workshop, Certificate                        August 2016

University of Prince Edward Island, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, Honours Conversion Certificate, Bachelor of Arts Honours Anthropology (with distinction)      May 2014

University of Prince Edward Island, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, Bachelor of Arts (Major: Anthropology; Minor: Spanish)                                May 2013