Grant TypeDissertation Fieldwork Grant
Institutional AffiliationColumbia U.
Grant numberGr. 9728
Approve DateOctober 23, 2018
Project TitleCarr, Danielle J.Z., Columbia U., New York, NY- To aid research on 'Cyborg Trauma: Brain Implants, Biocapital, and Affect in the Experimental Neuroscience,' supervised by Dr. Rosalind Morris
DANIELLE J.Z. CARR, then a graduate student at Columbia University, New York, New York, was awarded funding in October 2018 to aid research on “Cyborg Trauma: Brain Implants, Biocapital, and Affect in the Experimental Neuroscience,” supervised by Dr. Rosalind Morris. Funding was used to complete fieldwork in a laboratory that studies experimental neuroscience. At the time of fieldwork, this laboratory had a grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop brain implants to treat psychiatric disorder. Fieldwork largely consisted of watching the daily operation of the lab, and following lab members through their work as it took them outside of strictly lab-related business and into conferences, policy advising, and experimental collaborations with other scientific teams. A significant portion of this research also involved interviewing patients who have been involved in brain stimulation clinical trials, and spending time with them and their families in their community. Finally, grant support facilitated archival research in a variety of collections regarding the history of neurophysiology.