Broadly, my research is located at the intersection of science and technology and the sociology of medicine. I’m interested in our interactions with social robots, implications for human relationality, and how we can make technological processes more just. My current PhD research is on surgical robots, abstracted care, and physician meaning-making.
Areas of Expertise
Social Theory, Science and Technology Studies, Sociology of Medicine, AI/Robot Ethics
Keif (he/him/his) is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology. His areas of focus are science and technology studies, social and political theory, and medical sociology. He holds a master’s degree in Women and Gender Studies from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, emphasizing science and technology studies, queer and feminist theory, and qualitative methodologies. His research focused on the emergence of sex robots under capitalism and the potential social and ethical implications. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in English (Hons) and Philosophy from St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick, where he specialized in literary theory, ethics, and analytic philosophy. Keif’s doctoral research is interested in interactions with social robots, implications for human relationality, and how we can make technological processes more just. His current doctoral research is on surgical robots, abstracted care, and physician meaning-making. He is also working to develop a sociology of robots/robotics.
Society for the Social Studies of Science, Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science, Canadian Sociological Association, and the American Sociological Association