Department of Sociology

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Tyler Anderson

PhD Candidate
Office: C505 Mackintosh-Corry Hall
Supervisor: Dr. Annette Burfoot

Areas of Interests

Science and technology studies; feminist materialism; sociology of the body; feminist and queer theory; gender/sex/sexualities; punishment and addiction


  • PhD student, Sociology (ongoing) | Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
  • BA (Honours with High Distinction) Law, concentration in Law, Government, and Policy (2016) | Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Current Research

His current research examines how blood, in its many material-discursive iterations, produces and excludes life both within and outside the body. The research is primarily concerned with the recent story of donated blood in Canada – a material-discursive tale of mattering, entanglements, situatedness, and the real/fictitious boundaries that enable/constrain life. The story considers currently what it is to be as a flesh-and-blood body navigating spaces and time(s).