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Ritti Soncco

Ritti Soncco
Name
Ritti Soncco
Title
Organisation
Social Anthropology School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
Address
Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom EH8 9LD
Telephone
E-Mail
Research Interests
Medical Anthropology, Veterinary Anthropology, Zoonoses, zoonotic disease control, Environmental anthropology, Science and technology, visual anthropology, anthropology of landscape, art
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/gradschool/community_and_representation/research_student_profiles/social_anthropology/ritti_soncco

PhD Title

Geographies of Tolerance: On the Visibility and Invisibility of Lyme Disease in Scotland (working title)

Funding

The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland

Education:

2018 - present: PhD in Social Anthropology 
University of Edinburgh 

Supervisors: Professor Ian Harper, Dr Rebecca Marsland 

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 

Publications 

  • 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 

Conference Papers

  • 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. 

Teaching Experience 

Network Participation 

  • 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