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Rachel Prentice

Rachel Prentice

Cornell University

Rachel Prentice is an associate professor in the Department of Science & Technology Studies at Cornell University. She also has affiliations with the departments of Anthropology and Information Science. Her work focuses on embodiment in medical practice. Her book, Bodies in Formation: An Ethnography of Anatomy and Surgery Education (Duke University Press, 2013) examines anatomy and surgery education at a moment when new, digital tools are being developed for teaching and practice. She is now working on movement and embodiment in hippotherapy (physical therapy using horses) and on bureaucratic change, such as the move to implement checklists, in biomedical practice. Other interests include medical ethics, social theory, and theories of perception and embodiment.

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