Elena Gonzalez-Polledo FHEA

Staff details

Position Lecturer and Chair of the LTC Committee
Department Anthropology
Email e.gonzalez-polledo (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 020 7919 7815
Elena Gonzalez-Polledo FHEA
I am a social anthropologist specialising in gender theory, biosocial entanglements, and digital anthropology. I have a longstanding interest in the status of knowledge, particularly social epistemology, expert models, research methods, and data assemblages.  I have conducted ethnographic research in the United Kingdom, North America and Europe.
Before joining Goldsmiths, I worked at the London School of Economics and the University of Sheffield.

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:
Data Worlds and Futures: Archives, Bioinformation and Evidence (Wellcome Trust funded)
Communicating Chronic Pain - Interdisciplinary methods for non-verbal data  (NCRM funded)
MEDEA - Models and their effects on development paths: an ethnographic and comparative approach (EU FP7)
 
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

Queering Knowledge: An Introduction
Boyce, P; Gonzalez-Polledo, EJ and Posocco, S. 2019. Queering Knowledge: An Introduction. In: P Boyce; EJ Gonzalez-Polledo and S Posocco, eds. Queering Knowledge: Analytics, Devices and Investments after Marilyn Strathern. London: Routledge. ISBN 9781138230989

Conceptuality in Relation: Sarah Franklin in Conversation with Silvia Posocco, Paul Boyce, and EJ Gonzalez-Polledo
Franklin, Sarah; Boyce, P; Gonzalez-Polledo, EJ and Posocco, S. 2019. Conceptuality in Relation: Sarah Franklin in Conversation with Silvia Posocco, Paul Boyce, and EJ Gonzalez-Polledo. In: P Boyce; EJ Gonzalez-Polledo and S Posocco, eds. Queering Knowledge: Analytics, Devices and Investments after Marilyn Strathern. London: Routledge. ISBN 9781138230989

Wild Gender
Gonzalez-Polledo, EJ. 2019. Wild Gender. In: P Boyce; EJ Gonzalez-Polledo and S Posocco, eds. Queering Knowledge: Analytics, Devices and Investments after Marilyn Strathern. London: Routledge. ISBN 9781138230989

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

Experiments in living: the value of indeterminacy in trans art
Gonzalez-Polledo, EJ. Experiments in living: the value of indeterminacy in trans art. In: Catherine M. Alexander and Andrew Sanchez, eds. Indeterminacy: Essays on Waste, Value and the Imagination. Oxford: Berghahn.

Article

Can Digital Health Save Democracy? Meeting the Cosmopolitical Challenge of Digital Worlds
Gonzalez-Polledo, EJ. 2018. Can Digital Health Save Democracy? Meeting the Cosmopolitical Challenge of Digital Worlds. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 6(2),

Beyond the binaries: Reshaping pain communication through arts workshops
Tarr, JS; Cornish, F and Gonzalez-Polledo, EJ. 2018. Beyond the binaries: Reshaping pain communication through arts workshops. Sociology of Health & Illness, 40(3), pp. 577-592. ISSN 0141-9889

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. 2018. 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

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

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