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TA Tuesday with Tuyaa
TA Tuesday with Tuyaa

Tue, Mar 21


Arts 160

TA Tuesday with Tuyaa

Tuyaa's research aims to explore shifting landscapes of addiction and harm reduction treatment in "post" Reconciliation Canada.

Time & Location

Mar 21, 2023, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Arts 160, 853 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal, QC H3A 0G5, Canada

About the event

TA Tuesday is a great opportunity to hear from an anthropology TA about their research (read: Do some informal networking!), quiz them about the grad student experience, and join the ASA members in eating Timbits...!

The speaker will be Tuyaa Montgomery, and she has provided a short paragraph about what she will discuss: 

"My research aims to explore the shifting landscapes and geographies of addiction in contemporary, “post”-Reconciliation Canada by examining the medical model of healing and treatment that has become an essential condition of institutionalized, downstream harm reduction services. I propose to investigate these changing medico-legal alliances through ethnographic fieldwork at safe injection sites in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side (DTES), alongside the operations of grassroots organizations who firmly locate themselves outside institutionalized harm reduction work. I ask: how can we refute the logics of elimination that construct drug users and Indigenous peoples as “non-bodies” and the sort of “non-body politics” that mediate Indigenous life in the contemporary? How do we see these “non-body politics” come alive with the medicalization of harm reduction work in Western Canada? How might we create and sustain more ethical and liberatory relations of care and community? "

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