Joelle M Abi-Rached

Joelle M. Abi-Rached, M.D. Ph.D., is currently a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University's Society of Fellowsin the Humanities and a Lecturer at Columbia's Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies.She received her Ph.D. in History of Science from Harvard University (May 2017). She also holds a Medical Doctoratefrom the American University of Beirut (2006) and a Master's in Philosophy and Public Policy (2007) from the LondonSchool of Economics and Political Science.Her first book co-authored with Nikolas Rose, entitled Neuro: The New Brain Sciences and the Management of theMind (Princeton University Press, 2013), explored the genealogy of the neurosciences and their growing salience in thegovernance and everyday life of neoliberal democracies. Her work broadly explores themes at the intersection of thevalue and politics of life from a global perspective and has appeared in publications including the Journal of the Historyof the Human Sciences, the Journal of the History of the Neurosciences, and Cambridge Anthropology.Since her master's thesis at the LSE, supported by the PJD Wiles Scholarship from the LSE, her work has receivedfurther support from the United Kingdom's Economic and Social Research Council, the French government(Chateaubriand Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences), Harvard University's Weatherhead's Center for10 International Affairs, Harvard's Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, as well as Sciences Po and Harvard's exchangefellowship program, among others.