Margaret Lock

Margaret Lock

Margaret Lock is the Marjorie Bronfman Professor Emerita in the Department of Social Studies of Medicine and the Department of Anthropology at McGill University.

Her research has focused primarily on an anthropology of the body, comparative epistemologies of medical knowledge, and the global impact of emerging biomedical technologies. She is the author and/or co-editor of 16 books and has published over 200 scholarly articles.

“Encounters with Aging: Mythologies of Menopause” in Japan and North America; “Twice Dead: Organ Transplants and the Reinvention of Death,” and the co-authored “An Anthropology of Biomedicine” are prize-winning volumes.

Margaret’s latest book is titled “The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging.” In 2010, she was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada.