Technoscience and Regulation Research Unit
TRRU is an interdisciplinary team of researchers led by medical anthropologist and Canada Research Chair, Professor Janice Graham. We draw from anthropology, sociology, biomedicine and political science to study configurations of technoscience and risk.
Our research unit, in the Department of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases) at Dalhousie University, uses a science and technology studies conceptual framework and multi-sited ethnographic methodological approaches to understand how these biological and cultural facts emerge. Science studies allows us to treat data, information, concepts, disease, diagnosis, measurement instruments, regulation, technological and risk assessment, and profits as "actors" engaged in diverse practices and "entangled in a web of relations and connections".
Our multi-sited ethnographic projects are situated in laboratories (public and private, developed and developing countries), in biotechnology and pharmaceutical corporate offices, and in government regulatory agencies. Our Research Team invites disciplinary diversity and includes anthropologists and sociologists of medicine, science and technology, molecular biologists, political scientists; bioethicists, lawyers and historians of risk and regulation.While our primary research site is Canada, our members have conducted research in Burkina Faso, Colombia and the United Kingdom.
For more information about TRRU, please visit our website: www.trru.ca