My academic research and teaching are embedded in trasdisciplinary feminist and queer methodologies, with research and teaching interests including technoscience studies, environmental politics, body theory, and new materialisms. I write unnatural histories of organic and inorganic matter in the life and health sciences, untangling the uneasy relationships of scientific practices with language, technology, matter, and politics. My primary object of study is the politics and cultural histories of knowledge production, with a focus on the (post)human body, in its various states of health and illness, vitality and vulnerability, chaos and disorder. More specifically, I am currently working on concepts of life, self and difference in the life sciences, and relations between inside and outside of the body (organism and environment). My aim is to articulate how knowledge practices in the biosciences have become embedded in a culturally situated understanding of the living body, and how the materiality of physiological processes exceeds, without necessarily preceding, the discursive practices we use to describe and manipulate them.

Research areas: 

  • feminist technoscience studies

  • history of medicine & biology (esp. metabolism, immunology, environmental health)

  • political ecology & environmental theory (esp. feminist environmental politics)

  • philosophy of embodiment (esp. illness, disability, sexuality)

  • transdisciplinary queer & feminist methodologies

  • new materialisms (esp. feminist materialisms)