Dr Shane McCorristine

Research Associate at Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI)

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Research Associate, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge

Dr Shane McCorristine is a Research Associate in the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge. He is also a Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Leicester working on a five-year project exploring the criminal corpse from the disciplines of archaeology, medical and criminal history, folklore, literature and philosophy.

Dr McCorristine is an interdisciplinary geographer and historian with interests in cultural studies and the environmental humanities, focusing on the themes of embodiment, disappearance, and the spectral as expressed and understood in different historical and environmental contexts and under different frames of meaning.

After completing a PhD in History at University College he was employed in a variety of postdoctoral projects and positions at Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, University of London, and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.