Kristin Flemons is a Medical Anthropologist with a strong background in ethnographic and qualitative research methods. She received her B.A. in Anthropology in 2010 and her M.A. in Medical Anthropology in 2013, both from McGill University. Her Master’s thesis explored the various histories and trajectories of Medical Humanitarianism in East Africa. She has also conducted research on novel financial techniques deployed in the international development sector, and the growing field of Global Health Metrics. Kristin has also supported ethnographic research exploring the search for epigenetic biomarkers of depression and suicide risk. Her research interests include: social determinants of health, health equity, access to care, and epistemic shifts in health and medicine.
Outside of academia, Kristin is a passionate podcaster and advocate for diversity in the tabletop gaming world. Her athletic pursuits include powerlifting, hiking, and, more recently, boxing. She is almost finished knitting her first pair of socks, which have only taken three years to complete.