Colleen Derkatch

Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Toronto, Ontario derkatch@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 6131

Bio/Research

Dr. Colleen Derkatch is Associate Professor of English, specializing in rhetorical theory and criticism. Her research is in the areas of rhetoric of science, medicine, and health; health humanities; and science and technology studies.

Professor Derkatch is the author of Bounding Biomedic...


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Bio/Research

Dr. Colleen Derkatch is Associate Professor of English, specializing in rhetorical theory and criticism. Her research is in the areas of rhetoric of science, medicine, and health; health humanities; and science and technology studies.

Professor Derkatch is the author of Bounding Biomedicine: Evidence and Rhetoric in the New Science of Alternative Medicine (University of Chicago Press, 2016). This book examines how evidence is mobilized in arguments about whether alternative health practices are safe and effective, and how those arguments shape the boundaries of medicine itself.

Her current research includes a co-investigated study of health citizenship and values in public discourse about local foods and a SSHRC-funded study of the language of wellness and natural health.


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