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Grace Poudrier

Sociology PhD Candidate

Grace Poudrier is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Northeastern University and a researcher at the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute. She studies mechanisms of knowledge production, ignorance, and agnotology in the field of environmental health, particularly in the contexts of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and hydraulic fracturing. Her work draws from the sociology of the environment, medicine, and STS, and is published in Engaging Science, Technology, and Society, Environmental Research and Public Health, and Sexual Medicine. Prior to graduate school, Grace worked in clinical research at NYU Langone Medical Center, where she coordinated mixed methods research on gender affirming surgery for the Hansjorg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery. She received her B.A from Sarah Lawrence College in 2011, where she studied the sociology of health, illness, and environmental health politics.

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