Jenna Grant is a cultural anthropologist working in the fields of medical anthropology and medical humanities; feminist and postcolonial science and technology studies (STS); visual anthropology; and Southeast Asia Studies. Her work includes participatory filmmaking, ethnographic and historical analysis of medical imaging, and community-based inquiry of archival images.
Her book project, Fixing the Image (under review), based on over two years of ethnographic and archival research in Cambodia and France, examines contemporary medical imaging services in Phnom Penh. She explores how imaging services relate to the importance of images and seeing in medical and other healing practices, to the reconfiguration of public and private health care, and to expectations for techno-modernity across political regimes. Connecting technological and spiritual ways of seeing the body, in which doctors and healers describe their diagnostic practice as the ability to see with and through interference, suggests a modest objectivity, for humans and machines, and a different typology of expertise.