Katie Kilroy-Marac, Ph.D. (Columbia University, 2010)
Assistant Professor, Scarborough Campus (UTSC)
Office: MW 373 (Main), AP 334 (St. George)
Research Keywords: Memory and history, temporality, cross-cultural and transcultural psychiatry, postcolonial transformations, middle figures, regimes of care/caretaking, experimental ethnography, material culture and object worlds
Research Region: Senegal, Canada, US
Katie Kilroy-Marac received her PhD in Anthropology from Columbia University. Her research considers 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. She is currently working on a book manuscript entitled An Impossible Inheritance: Postcolonial Psychiatry and the Work of Memory in a West African Clinic based fieldwork conducted at the Fann Psychiatric Clinic in Dakar, Senegal. Her latest ethnographic research examines the emergence of hoarding as both mental disorder and public health hazard in North America.
Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals
2016 Kilroy-Marac, Katie. “A Magical Reorientation of the Modern: Professional Organizers and Thingly Care in Contemporary North America.” Cultural Anthropology 33(1): 438-457.
2014 Kilroy-Marac, Katie. “Of Shifting Economies and Making Ends Meet: The Changing Role of the Accompagnant at the Fann Psychiatric Clinic in Dakar, Senegal.” Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry 38(3): 427-447.
2014 Kilroy-Marac, Katie. “Speaking with Revenants: Haunting and the Ethnographic Enterprise.” Ethnography 15(2): 255-276.
2013 Kilroy-Marac, Katie. “Nostalgic for Modernity: Reflecting on the Early Years of the Fann Psychiatric Clinic in Dakar, Senegal.” African Identities 11(4): 367-380.
2014 Kilroy-Marac, Katie. “Artifacts of Order and Disorder.” Medicine Anthropology Theory 1(1):1-3.
2015 Kilroy-Marac, Katie. Black Skin, White Coats: Nigerian Psychiatrists, Decolonization, and the Globalization of Psychiatry, by Matthew M. Heaton. The Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences. 51(1): 100-101