Tobias Rees

William Dawson Chair, Faculty of Medicine
McGill University

Tobias Rees holds the William Dawson Chair in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University and is both a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research (CIFAR) and of the Nicolas Berggruen Institute (Los Angeles). His expertise lies at the intersection of anthropology, art history, the history of science, and the philosophy of modernity and concerns the study of knowledge/thought. More specifically, he is interested in how categories that order knowledge mutate over time and in what effects these mutations have on conceptions of the human/the real. The main areas of Professor Rees’ research have been the brain sciences, global health, the microbiome, and AI (big data based machine learning).