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studio story


I've always been passionate about writing,

painting, and theatre.


But in college, I developed a deep curiosity about health and healing. That led to a decade-long sabbatical from art while I conducted ethnographic research in South Africa and then received my PhD in Medical Anthropology in 2014.


In 2017, I returned to my own creativity and founded Stone Cicada Studio to share some of the stories and insights that have simmered in my mind for years.


To read about my ethnographic work, check out my Research Profile.

Otherwise, take a look at my artwork.

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