Most people with illnesses turn to science for the cure. Some turn to religion. Hunter Kirkland ’12 turns to anthropology.
“Cancer is merely a product of the collective consciousness of Western society.”
Hunter, an interdisciplinary Anthropology-Biology senior from New London, Connecticut, believes that in his work on his thesis, he has uncovered a revolutionizing theory of a famously difficult disease. “As it turns out,” Hunter explains, “cancer is just a social construct.”