Tue, Mar 21|
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? "