Mercer Gary, a bioethics scholar and Penn State dual-title Ph.D. candidate in philosophy and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, has received a three-month residency from the Brocher Foundation in Switzerland. During the 2021 residency, she will focus on her dissertation, which addresses relationality in feminist ethics and bioethics through the use of emerging technology in health care settings.
“The residency will provide dedicated time to work on my scholarship,” said Gary. “And, by putting me in close contact with other bioethics researchers, it will aid me in establishing a network of scholars with related interests.”
Gary, who is a regular participant in the Bioethics Colloquium, hosted by the Penn State Bioethics Program, also will present on the ethics of using robotics in elder care at the International Association of Bioethics 2020 World Congress in June.
Expected to matriculate in 2022, Gary combines feminist theory, bioethics, and 20th-century continental philosophy in her work.
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