Christina Holmes


Christina Holmes

Campus Location
Annex 111B/111A (Lab)

Dr. Holmes is an anthropologist of science and technology and a medical anthropologist. She has done a range of research on the social implications of biotechnology and the post-genomics sciences, including medical genetic testing, genetically modified plants, and proteomic. Her recent projects are on public health governance and the science needs and uses of small farmers.


Anthropology of science and technology, medical anthropology, and biotechnology, with current research interests in: public health, patient experience, and local agriculture and food security. Ethnographic research areas: Canada, Colombia, and Australia.


See list of publications on Google Scholar and Research Gate.  

She is a Co-Editor of the following books:

Graham, Janice E., Christina Holmes, Fiona McDonald, and Regna Darnell (eds.). (2021) The Social Life of Standards: Ethnographic Methods for Local Engagement. Vancouver: The University of British Columbia Press.

Medina, Eden, Ivan da Costa Marques, Christina Holmes (eds.). (2014) Beyond Imported Magic: Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America. MIT Press: Cambridge, MA. (Winner of the 2016 Amsterdamska Award for significant creative collaboration in an edited book in the field of science and technology studies)