- Ritti Soncco
- Social Anthropology School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
- Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom EH8 9LD
- Research Interests
- Medical Anthropology, Veterinary Anthropology, Zoonoses, zoonotic disease control, Environmental anthropology, Science and technology, visual anthropology, anthropology of landscape, art
Geographies of Tolerance: On the Visibility and Invisibility of Lyme Disease in Scotland (working title)
The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
2018 - present: PhD in Social Anthropology
University of Edinburgh
2017 - 2018: Master of Science in Medical Anthropology (Distinction)
University of Edinburgh
Supervisor: Professor Ian Harper
2013 - 2017: Master of Arts in Anthropology (1st Class)
University of Aberdeen
Supervisor: Dr Arnar Arnason
- Soncco, R. (2016) "The Politics of Plant Magic: A Discussion of Knowledge Production and Knowledge Ownership in Peruvian Ayahuasca Tourism" in The Elphinstone Review Journal, University of Aberdeen
- Soncco, R. (2017) "Rethinking Health and Species Borders in the Zika Virus" in The International Academic Journal
- Soncco, R. (2019) "Geographies of Tolerance: The Invisibility of the Lyme Disease Epidemic in Scotland". 3 Minute Thesis & Poster Presentation, Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Annual Symposium 2019.
- Soncco, R. (2019) "A Geography of Tolerance: The Un-Making of the Lyme Disease Epidemic in the Scottish Highlands". Advanced Workshop for Anthropological Research on Health, Medicine and Well-Being. Durham University.
- Soncco, R. (2019) "A Geography of Tolerance: The Making or Un-Making of the Lyme Disease Epidemic in the Scottish Highlands". Worlds Beyond Us Symposium, Students of Medical Anthropology (SoMA). University of Edinburgh
- Soncco, R. (2018) "This Is Not A Pipe: What Surrealist Art Can Teach Medical Anthropology". Medical Anthropology Young Scholars (MAYS) 9th Annual Meeting. Freie Universitat Berlin.
- Soncco, R. (2018) "It was Good Form To Die Before the Age of 30: How the Arts Constructed Moral Boundaries in the Plague and Tuberculosis". The State and Morality 1864-1964, ECA and PGR Interdisciplinary Symposium. University of Newcastle.
- Guest Lecturer: 'Art and Contagion' in Contagion (2018), Professor Ian Harper
- 2018 - present: SoMa Representative (Students of Medical Anthropology) within EdCMA (Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology)
- 2018: Conference Convenor. 'Worlds Beyond Us' Annual SoMA Symposium. University of Edinburgh.
Other Projects and Experience
- 2015: Young Innovators Challenge (YIC) Award with Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE)
- 2015 - present: Founder and Director of "Inverted: Circus and Pole Fitness Ltd", Aberdeen