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Jessica Cooper

Lecturer School of Social and Political Science, University of EdinburghDepartment of Social Anthropology
Room 3.13, Chrystal Macmillan Building 15a George Square Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
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Jessica Cooper is a psychological, medical, and political anthropologist who is interested in the connections among care, ethics, and justice. Her current research is set in sites of criminal justice reform, mental health clinics, and homeless encampments in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she explores emergent ethics in relationships between staff and clients. Jessica’s research and teaching engage questions of affect, care, and ethics; madness, psychoanalysis, and critical psychiatry; liberalism, punishment, and the state; critical theory; and ethnographic methods and modes of representation.


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