Clair (she/they) is a final-year Master of Anthropology candidate at the Australian National University. She/they became enthralled with anthropology after having worked in the development industry. Her/their academic interests include medical anthropology, multispecies ethnography, and ethnomusicology. Her/their current research project is concerned with Empty Nose Symptom, an emergent iatrogenic condition pervaded by medical, social, and political uncertainty, where the sufferers struggle to survive in the crevices of multifarious structural forces arrayed against them. Previously an avid hiker, runner, and adventurer, Clair is navigating a new lifestyle terraformed by a novel biosocial identity due to long-Covid, and now enjoys collecting plushies.

Clair Zhang