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Jennifer Fraser is an upper-year PhD candidate studying the history of Arctic cancer research. Her dissertation “The Cold War on Cancer: Inuit and the Canadian Epidemiological Imagination” examines how, during the mid-late twentieth century, Inuit communities came to be seen by Canadian healthcare professionals as crucial sites of cancer knowledge production through which new etiological hypotheses could be tested, epidemiological methods perfected, and diagnostic technologies developed. Her research has been featured in the History of the Human Sciences (2015), the Canadian Medical Association Journal (2017), the Nursing Clio (2019, 2020), Technology and Culture(forthcoming) and Science and Context (forthcoming). Prior to starting her studies at the University of Toronto, she worked in healthcare administration at the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer.


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  • E-mail address: jenniferlindsey.fraser@mail.utoronto.ca