Beyond the Books - Series 2: Episode 2 - Anna Kemball
From Emmalyn Aviet
Beyond the Books is a podcast from the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC) that gives you a behind-the-scenes look at research and the people who make it happen. In Emma Aviet’s second episode as host, she talks to Anna Kemball, fourth year PhD student in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh, about her research in the Medical Humanities.
Anna’s research focuses on a range of indigenous writers across Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States, exploring how texts from the 1980s to the present day might be read alongside the ongoing governmental commitment towards promoting indigenous mental health and improving health policies and practice. The episode also touches on the tensions between indigenous ideas of health and wellness with Western settler governments’ healthcare systems, and includes some of Anna’s tips for current PhD students.