MEET DR. KNOPES
JULIA KNOPES, Ph.D. is a Research Associate in the Case Western Reserve University Department of Bioethics. She completed her doctoral work in medical anthropology at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio (2019.) Dr. Knopes completed her M.A. in Humanities at the University of Chicago (2012), and her B.A. in English at Washington & Jefferson College (2011.) Dr. Knopes' qualitative research focuses on the study of socialization, knowledge, and identity in American biomedicine.
Dr. Knopes and her husband live outside of Cleveland with their two dogs and cat. Dr. Knopes has been a public speaker and peer support facilitator for the National Alliance on Mental Illness chapter in Lake County, Ohio since 2019.
Dr. Knopes has experience in ethnographic research and medical and health humanities pedagogy. She is passionate about interdisciplinary teaching that centers on anthropology, while drawing widely on the health humanities and bioethics. With intensive training in both the humanities and social sciences, she brings a robust perspective to all dimensions of her work.