Cogut Institute for the Humanities

Helene Nguyen

Collaborative Humanities Fellow, Modern Culture and Media
Last updated July 1, 2022


Helene Nguyen is a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Modern Culture and Media working at the intersection of media, diagnostics, and tropical medicine. Through legacies of pathology, symptomology, and exchange, her research explores diagnostics as a mode of mediatic encounter that connects across different conceptions of somatic being and genres of the human. She is particularly invested in the effects and implications of medical knowledge and its archive, and its friction with ways of living and being in the world.