Sara Press

Sessional Lecturer

Thematic Research Area

About

My research offers a rhetorical rethinking of Anglo-colonial constructions of health and illness in Canada and the U.S. to demonstrate how otherness (based on race, gender, sexual orientation, class, age, neurotypicality or physical ability) is pathologized in contradistinction to presumed norms of cis-heteropatriarchal white health. By interrogating specific instances of institutional racism and biases in medical practice and pedagogy, I illuminate material inequalities in North American society, which remain significant obstacles to healthcare.

In addition to being a contributing writer at Synapsis: A Health Humanities Journal, my work has been published in Humanities, and is forthcoming in Rhetoric of Health and Medicine and History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals.


Sara Press

Sessional Lecturer

My research offers a rhetorical rethinking of Anglo-colonial constructions of health and illness in Canada and the U.S. to demonstrate how otherness (based on race, gender, sexual orientation, class, age, neurotypicality or physical ability) is pathologized in contradistinction to presumed norms of cis-heteropatriarchal white health. By interrogating specific instances of institutional racism and biases in medical practice and pedagogy, I illuminate material inequalities in North American society, which remain significant obstacles to healthcare.

In addition to being a contributing writer at Synapsis: A Health Humanities Journal, my work has been published in Humanities, and is forthcoming in Rhetoric of Health and Medicine and History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals.

Sara Press

Sessional Lecturer

My research offers a rhetorical rethinking of Anglo-colonial constructions of health and illness in Canada and the U.S. to demonstrate how otherness (based on race, gender, sexual orientation, class, age, neurotypicality or physical ability) is pathologized in contradistinction to presumed norms of cis-heteropatriarchal white health. By interrogating specific instances of institutional racism and biases in medical practice and pedagogy, I illuminate material inequalities in North American society, which remain significant obstacles to healthcare.

In addition to being a contributing writer at Synapsis: A Health Humanities Journal, my work has been published in Humanities, and is forthcoming in Rhetoric of Health and Medicine and History of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals.