Maythe S.-W. Han
- Maythe S.-W. Han
- Social Anthropology School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
- Edinburgh UK
- Research Interests
- Kinship, ecology, ecological anthropology, creative ethnography, experimental research, visual anthropology, materiality, material culture, critical theory, linguistic anthropology, storytelling, experimental methodologies, friendship, relatedness, dogs, multispecies anthropology, more-than-human ethnography, critical whiteness studies
'Not just a dog': economies and ecologies of multispecies kinship between dogs and their humans (working title)
|2018 - present||
PhD Social Anthropology
Supervisors: Prof. Janet Carsten + Dr. Rebecca Marsland
|2015 - 2016||
MA Material and Visual Culture
Supervisor: Prof. Victor Buchli
|2011 - 2015||BA Anthropology/Archaeology, Classics, World Religions
McGill University / Montréal, Canada
Research foci: queer anthropology, human ecology, Ancient Greek and Latin literature
|11/2017||Creating and confining spaces for affective materiality: BDSM and the moral economy of neoliberalism
Sex Salon Lecture Series - Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies / University of Toronto, Canada
Conferences / workshops
The ugliness of multispecies intersubjectivity: pandemic racism and the love of animals in the UK
More-than-human methods and ethics in canine ethnographic research: good boys who have taught me so much
|05/2019||Understanding queer and crip time with multispecies temporality
A More than Human Workshop / University of Edinburgh + Edinburgh College of Arts, Scotland
|02/2019||Kibbles of love and chicken: an interspecies story of dog food
Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology Annual Symposium / University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Resting against resistance: academic rigidity and stagnation in neoliberal times
|02/2018||Raising sexually healthy children (Toronto Public Health workshop)
Asian Community AIDS Services / Toronto, Canada
Han, Maythe. 2014. “Domestic Abuse of Women and Restorative Justice in Nunavut.” Fields | Terrains 4:27-31.
|2018 - 2019||
Operations Officer / Project Manager
Responsibilities were researching and reporting membership needs; submitting successful grant applications resulting in revenue of $20,000 from Ontario Media Development Corporation, $54,000 from Canada Council for the Arts, and $5000 from the Government of Canada; moderating discussions about the audiovisual media sector. Projects managed include 2018 annual general meeting, a new website for the organization. Duties include supervising assistants and coordinators, scheduling check-in meetings, and reporting to the executive director.
Project Facilitator / Writer / Translator
Main responsibilities included researching, writing, editing, and translating articles and documents about contraceptives, racialized experiences of sexual health, HIV/AIDS medication, etc.; attending meetings and events to initiate discussions about issues affecting queer Asian women.
Research Consultant (Contract)
Accountabilities included developing an anti-homophobic, anti-heterosexist, and anti-colonial English as Second Language curriculum; incorporating queer and indigenous histories; curating resources for LGBTQ+ youths to access online.
02/2015 - 05/2015
Project Assistant (Contract)
Contracted to re-imagine, re-design, and re-develop the Teaching and Learning Services @ McGill website. Main responsibilities included researching and curating a list of internal and external resources related to teaching and learning, and developing and executing outreach strategies to encourage students to visit and use the website.
07/2014 - 10/2014
Research Assistant (Contract)
Duties included researching the identification and classification of financial support information in scientific papers for the Transparent Science Project by the Biomedical Ethics Unit and identifying conflict of interest in scientific papers using the coding software developed for the project.
Honours, awards, and grants
Atelier Postgraduate Research Grant
Young Canada Works Grant
Dean’s Honour List