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Doctoral student, Sociocultural Anthropology, University of Washington
Anna Zogas’s research is about the symbolic transformation of mild traumatic brain injury into into a “signature wound of war” in the post-9/11 era. Her fieldwork at a VA Medical Center focused on how clinicians collected information about these injuries, and how interactions between veterans and clinicians were shaped by the recent intensification of media, military, and VA attention to mild traumatic brain injury.
Areas of Interest: cultural and political dimensions of medical knowledge, American institutions, rehabilitation