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Elena Gonzalez-Polledo

Staff details

PositionLecturer
Department Anthropology
Email e.gonzalez-polledo (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 020 7919 7815
Elena Gonzalez-Polledo

I am a social anthropologist whose work often pushes boundaries between traditional academic disciplines. Research interests include interdisciplinary objects that cut across traditional domains of knowledge, such as gender theory, biosocial entanglements and relations between matter and thought. Methods oriented work addresses the status of knowledge and spans social epistemology, expert models, research methods, and data assemblages.

Teaching

I re-joined Goldsmiths as a lecturer in September 2017, having completed a PhD in the department of anthropology in 2010,  and worked as a Visiting Lecturer, and  post-doc researcher in the FP7 funded project MEDEA - Models and their effects on development paths: an ethnographic and comparative approach. In the meantime, I held an LSE Fellowship (2012-2014) and a Course Tutor position (2014-2016) at the London School of Economics. Before moving  back to Goldsmiths, I worked as Lecturer in the University of Sheffield’s faculty of Social Sciences.

Research Interests

Recent research projects include: Communicating Chronic Pain - Interdisciplinary methods for non-verbal data MEDEA - Models and their effects on development paths: an ethnographic and comparative approach. I co-edit the book series Theorizing Ethnography: Concept, Context, Critique, published with Routledge Anthropology.

Publications

Book

Transitioning: Matter, Gender, Thought
Gonzalez-Polledo, EJ. 2017. Transitioning: Matter, Gender, Thought. London: Rowman and Littlefield International. ISBN 9781783488445

Edited Book

Painscapes: Communicating Pain
Gonzalez-Polledo, EJ and Tarr, Jen, eds. 2017. Painscapes: Communicating Pain. Basingstoke: Palgrave McMillan. ISBN 978-1-349-95271-7

Book Section

Painscapes
Gonzalez-Polledo, EJ. 2017. Painscapes. In: JS Tarr and EJ Gonzalez-Polledo, eds. Painscapes: Communicating Pain. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-349-95271-7

Politics for industrial machines. Techno-political transitions in a Spanish steel plant
Gonzalez-Polledo, EJ. 2015. Politics for industrial machines. Techno-political transitions in a Spanish steel plant. In: Victoria Goddard and S Narotzky, eds. Industry and work in contemporary capitalism: Models, markets and crisis in the global system. London: Routledge. ISBN 978-1-138-01464-0

'No se que otra cosa podria ser’: Medicina entre la elección y el cuidado en la transición FTM
Gonzalez-Polledo, EJ. 2010. 'No se que otra cosa podria ser’: Medicina entre la elección y el cuidado en la transición FTM. In: M Misse and G Coll-Planas, eds. El Genero Desordenado. Criticas en torno a la patologización de la transexualidad (with a foreword by Judith Butler). Barcelona: Egales. ISBN 978-84-92813-20-9

Article

Beyond the binaries: Reshaping pain communication through arts workshops
Tarr, JS; Cornish, F and Gonzalez-Polledo, EJ. 2017. Beyond the binaries: Reshaping pain communication through arts workshops. Sociology of Health & Illness, ISSN 0141-9889

A commitment to difference: An interview with Esther Newton
Boyce, P; Engebretsen, E; Gonzalez-Polledo, EJ; Posocco, S; Newton, E and Lewin, E. 2017. A commitment to difference: An interview with Esther Newton. Sexualities, ISSN 1363-4607

On liveness: using arts workshops as a research method
Tarr, JS and Gonzalez-Polledo, EJ. 2017. On liveness: using arts workshops as a research method. Qualitative Research, ISSN 1468-7941

Flexible industrial work in the European periphery: factory regimes and changing working class cultures in the Spanish steel industry
Gonzalez-Polledo, EJ and Sabate, Irene. 2017. Flexible industrial work in the European periphery: factory regimes and changing working class cultures in the Spanish steel industry. Anthropology of Work, 40(1), ISSN 0883-024X

The thing about pain: The remaking of illness narratives in chronic pain expressions on social media
Gonzalez-Polledo, EJ and Tarr, JS. 2016. The thing about pain: The remaking of illness narratives in chronic pain expressions on social media. New Media & Society,

Chronic media worlds: Social media and the problem of pain communication on Tumblr
Gonzalez-Polledo, EJ. 2016. Chronic media worlds: Social media and the problem of pain communication on Tumblr. Social Media + Society, 2(1),

Anthropologists Are Talking about Queer Anthropology
Boyce, P; Engebretsen, E; Gonzalez-Polledo, EJ; Hendricks, T; Hossain, A; Posocco, S; Riley, T; Tucker, H and Graham, M. 2015. Anthropologists Are Talking about Queer Anthropology. Ethnos, 81(2), ISSN 0014-1844