Margaret Lock

McGill University, Department of Social Studies of Medicine | Marjorie Bronfman Professor EmeritaMember since 1970

My Biography

Margaret Lock is a Marjorie Bronfman Professor Emerita in the Dept. of Social Studies of Medicine and the Dept. of Anthropology, McGill University. Her research focuses on embodiment, comparative epistemologies of medical knowledge, and the global impact of biomedical technologies. She is the author and/or co-editor of 18 books and 220 articles. Her five monographs have won major awards. Lock is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Officier de L’Ordre national du Québec, Officer of the Order of Canada, and an elected Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has been awarded the Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prize, the Canada Council for the Arts Killam Prize, a Trudeau Foundation Fellowship, a Gold Medal for Research by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, an SMA Career Achievement Award, and the McGill Medal for Exceptional Academic Achievement.