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Daniel Laforest | Writer & Translator

Daniel Laforest is Associate Professor of Cultural Studies and French at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. His work, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), focuses on the role of literature in Medical Humanities. He examines how medical visualization at the microscopic level of cells and tissues and at the macroscopic level of health data mining and distribution impacts individual life-stories and the sense of self. He has published extensively in Canada, France, the US, and the UK, and has done artist residencies at the Banff Centre Leighton Colony. He was Visiting Scholar at the Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics, and is alumnus of the Fulbright Foundation.