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Daniela Boraschi

Postgraduate Research Student
Department of Sociology
 Daniela Boraschi

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  • PhD student
  • Information designer

Biography

I am a PhD researcher and designer. My thesis is about the history of evidence in cervical cancer prevention and it is funded by the CHASE AHRC scholarship. From 2013 to 2016, I coordinated the ESRC-funded Spaces of Evidence Network. My background is in design, communication and art. From 2010 to 2015, I worked for a world-leading publisher designing science books for young audiences. Since 2007, I have been involved in internationally acclaimed participatory new media art projects. In October 2018, I became a funding member of the art collective DDBC (with Christian Nold, James Stevens and Alexei Blinov). Together, we have won an art and technology commission by Collusion to explore the blockchain technology as a social and cultural artefact that has the potential to affect how information is transacted, shared and recorded. My personal interest is in the role of history for the understanding of emerging technologies and their implications for future societies.

Qualifications

  • MA Media, Culture and Communication Institute of Education, University College London (2009)

  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design Camberwell College of the Arts, University of the Arts London (2006)

  • BTEC Foundation in Art and Design Chelsea College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London (2003)

  • Diploma di istruzione liceale scientifica Liceo Scientifico G. Ulivi, Parma, Italy (2001)

Research and professional activities

Thesis

Cervical Cancer at the Crossroad. An ontological history of evidence in cervical cancer prevention

My research is about the history of the evidence in cervical cancer prevention. Since the 1960s women living in most European and North American nations have been encouraged to attend cytology-based cervical screening. This medical procedure has reduced the number of deaths by detecting and treating precancerous changes. Yet cervical cancer prevention is changing. Following the recognition of the causal role of Human Papillomavirus in cervical cancer, HPV-based screening and immunological strat

Supervisor: Dr Linsey McGoey , Prof Peter Fussey

Research interests

Science and technology studies

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Medical technologies

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Women’s health

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Theories of knowledge and ignorance

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Historical ontology

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Qualitative, historical and art-based research methods

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Contact

dboras@essex.ac.uk

Location:

Colchester Campus