Graduate Student Talk: Timothy Loh

June 2, 2022
Event Types
Talk / Lecture
Installation view featuring a white church pew with black text, a gelatin sculpture containing a dried fish and an oval shaped textile sculpture hanging on the wall, surrounded by warm tan anti-microbial medical curtains.

Exhibition view: List Projects 24: Sharona Franklin, MIT List Visual Arts Center, 2022. Photo: Mel Taing


Timothy Loh


This virtual lecture will use Zoom with live closed-captioning.

Join Timothy Loh of the Doctoral Program in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology and Society here at MIT, to discover more about List Projects 24: Sharona Franklin.

This virtual talk will focus on the social life of hearing technologies in Amman, where Loh is currently carrying out dissertation fieldwork on assistive technologies for deaf Jordanians. Loh’s research meets Franklin’s visual art in examining the politics of disability, bioethics, and medical care.

About the Speaker

Timothy Y. Loh is an anthropologist of science and technology and a PhD candidate in HASTS (History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society) at MIT. Drawing upon medical anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and the social study of science, his ethnographic research examines sociality, language, and religion in deaf and signing worlds spanning Jordan, Singapore, and the United States. His research is and has been supported by the Social Science Research Council, the Royal Anthropological Institute, the MIT Center for International Studies, and the National University of Singapore (NUS) Development Grant. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (Culture and Politics) and a Master of Arts in Arab Studies, both from Georgetown University.

Graduate Student Talks

MIT graduate students explore current exhibitions at the List Center through the lens of their own research, background and interests. Join us for this interdisciplinary lecture series where we dive into how art and research are overlapping on MIT’s campus. 

We will continue to follow MIT’s COVID protocols.