Sheila Bock, Ph.D.
Sheila Bock received her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University's Department of English with a focus on Folklore Studies. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology (UC Berkeley) and an M.A. in Comparative Studies (The Ohio State University). Her research interests include narrative, performance, foodways, and the intersections of institutional and vernacular knowledge. Her current research draws upon narrative and performance models of analysis to illuminate how people make sense of their own and others' experiences with health and illness, particularly in contexts of stigma. Her recent publications include "Contextualization, Reflexivity, and the Study of Diabetes-Related Stigma" in the Journal of Folklore Research (2012) and "Toward a Performance Approach to African American Personal Narratives about Diabetes" in The Western Journal of Black Studies (2012).