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Faculty and Staff Biography

 
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Danielle Giffort

Assistant Professor of Sociology
Department of Liberal Arts
314.446.8418
 

Education

PhD, Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago

Specialty

Medical sociology

Current Research

I am a medical sociologist who studies the politics of health and social movements. I explore these themes through projects on the nonknowledge of psychedelic therapies, women’s drug policy activism, and the relationship between medical education and transgender health disparities.

Vita Highlights

My research has appeared in Gender & Society, Sociology Compass, PsychCritiques, and MedED Portal. I also have a book, Acid Revival: The Psychedelic Renaissance and the Quest for Medical Legitimacy, forthcoming with the University of Minnesota Press.

About

I am originally from Chicago and currently live in St. Louis where I enjoy embroidering, playing the drums, and relating any life situation to something that happened on The Office.

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