Kathryn Berringer

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SOAR position
Ph.D. Candidate in the Joint Doctoral Program in Social Work & Anthropology
School or College
University of Michigan
Research Biography
Kathryn's dissertation project draws on her ethnographic research at an LGBTQ+ youth center in metropolitan Detroit, where she focuses on how social and medical service providers confront marginalization, enact care, and establish the validity of their practice. Prior to her doctoral work at the University of Michigan, Kathryn received her master’s in social work from the University of Chicago, where she also worked at the Chicago Center for HIV Elimination developing programming for LGBTQ+ youth and coordinating a city-wide HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) program. Kathryn holds a graduate certificate in Science, Technology & Society (STS) from the University of Michigan. Her research has been supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, the U-M Graham Sustainability Institute, and the U-M Rackham Program in Public Scholarship.