Cogut Institute for the Humanities

Emily Lim Rogers

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of American Studies, the Program in Science, Technology, and Society (STS), and the Cogut Institute for the Humanities
Project "Clinical Proximities: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Biomedicine’s Binds in the U.S"
Last updated June 29, 2022

Biography

Emily Lim Rogers is Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Disability Studies in the Department of American Studies and the Science, Technology, and Society Program, and the Cogut Institute for the Humanities. She has published and has forthcoming articles in Medical Anthropology Quarterly and Osiris, and is a contributor to the forthcoming volumes Crip Authorship (NYU Press, 2022) and How to Be Disabled in a Pandemic (NYU Press). Her research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of STS, disability studies, gender and sexuality studies, medical anthropology, and the history of capitalism. Her book project is called “Biomedicine’s Binds: ME/CFS, Patient Activism, and the Work of Debility.” It examines how biomedicine creates double-binds for people with ME/CFS: they live “in a bind” in the context of a condition without cure or sociomedical support, while also forming community in debilitated bodies, the ties that binds them together.