Jessica Somers

Ph.D. Anthropology, University at Albany - SUNY [In Progress]
M.P.H. Social and Behavior & Community Health, University at Albany - SUNY, 2012.
M.A. Applied Medical Anthropology, Buffalo University - SUNY, 2010. 


Research Interests:
Lyme Disease Risk, Human-Animal Transmitted Diseases, Disease Ecology, Human-Animal Ontological Indeterminacies.

Area of Study / Field site:
North America

Academic Advisor & Subfield:
Dr. Elise Andaya; Cultural Anthropology and Biological Anthropology

My doctoral research follows scientists and communities as they produce and circulate Lyme disease risk knowledge in New York State. This research traces how Lyme disease risk knowledge shapes multi-species and environmental relations and the meaning of health when Lyme disease is framed as a shared multi-species destiny.