Biopolitics of Science Reading Group

  • Meeting venue: Quad S225 at Sydney University
    Time: 5-7pm Mondays
  • For a copy of the readings, please contact Nadine Ehlers:
Reading List



March 31

 Amade M’charek (2013) ‘Beyond Fact or Fiction: On the Materiality of Race in Practice’ Cultural Anthropology 28, no. 3: 420-442.

Troy Duster (2003) ‘The New and Emerging Relationship between Behavioral and Molecular Genetics’ in Backdoor to Eugenics (London and New York: Routledge).

April 28

Philip Mirowski (2011) Science-Mart: Privatising American Science (Cambridge, MA: HUP) – Selected chapters

May 26

S. Lochlann Jain (2013) Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us (University of California Press) – Selected chapters


No meeting


July 28

Henri Bergson (2010) ‘Introduction to Metaphysics’ in The Creative Mind (Dover Publications).

August 25

Ruha Benjamin (2013) People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier (Stanford University Press) – Selected Chapters

22 September

Philippe Descola (2013) Beyond Nature and Culture (Chicago UP) – Selected chapters

October 27