Dr Melinda Cooper

BA (Hons) Sydney, DEA, PhD Paris VIII
ARC Future Fellow

A26 - R.C. Mills Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 2361

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Biographical details

Between June 2011 and June 2015, I will be undertaking a Future Fellowship funded by the Australian Research Council. The title of the project is ?Experimental Workers of the World ? The Labour of Human Research Subjects in the Emerging Bioeconomies of China and India.?

Associations

Coeditor, with Michael Pryke, Tony Bennett and Liz McFall, Journal of Cultural Economy

In the media

August 17, 2014, Surrogacy, drug trials and commercialising human bodies, The Sydney Morning Herald. A discussion on the book by Melinda Cooper and Catherine Waldby, 2014, Clinical Labor: Tissue donors and Research Subjects in the Bioeconomy. Durham and London: Duke University Press.

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2013

  • NETWORK FOR ORGANS, BODIES AND TISSUES (NBOT); Stewart C, Anderson W, Cashman P, Cooper M, Griffiths P, Hooker C, Jordens C, Kerridge I, Lupton D, Magnusson R, Michael M, Pols J, Race K, Salkeld G, Savell K, Scott Bray R, Shewan L, Waldby C; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).

2012

  • Social Studies of Finance; Allon F, Cooper M, Bryan R, Konings M; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/FASS Collaborative Research Scheme.

2011

  • Experimental Workers of the World: The Labour of Human Research Subjects in the Emerging Bioeconomies of China and India; Cooper M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Future Fellowships (FT).
  • Gender and Modernity Research Group; Morris M, Allon F, Cooper M, Driscoll C, Gatens M, Hardie M, Hickey-Moody A, Jayamanne L, Lusty N, Roberts M, Waldby C; University of Sydney/FARCS Grant.

2010

  • The Gender and Modernity Research Group; Driscoll C, Gatens M, Hardie M, Hickey-Moody A, Lusty N, Park J, Roberts M, Waldby C, Jayamanne L, Cooper M; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/FASS Collaborative Research Scheme.

Selected publications & creative works

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Books

  • Cooper, M., Waldby, C. (2014). Clinical Labor: Tissue Donors and Research Subjects in the Global Bioeconomy. Durham: Duke University Press.
  • Cooper, M. (2008). Life As Surplus: Biotechnology and Capitalism in the Neoliberal Era. USA: University of Washington Press.

Book Chapters

  • Cooper, M. (2011). La crisis financiera de Heidegger. Acontecimiento, decision y emergencia en el Heidegger tardio. In Miguel Vatter and Miguel Ruiz Stull (Eds.), Politica y Acontecimiento (Policy and Event), (pp. 193-221). Chile: Fondo de Cultura Economica.
  • Cooper, M. (2010). Marx beyond Marx, Marx before Marx: Negri's Lucretian Critique of the Hegelian Marx. In Pierre Lamarche, David Sherman, and Max Rosenkrantz (Eds.), Reading Negri, (pp. 237-147). Open Court Publishing Company.
  • Cooper, M. (2009). The Silent Scream: Agamben, Deleuze and the Politics of the Unborn. In Rosi Braidotti, Claire Colebrook, Patrick Hanafin (Eds.), Deleuze and Law: Forensic Futures, (pp. 1-142). Baskingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Cooper, M. (2008). Monstrous Progeny: The Teratological Tradition in Science and Literature. In Christa Knellwolf and Jane Goodall (Eds.), Frankenstein's Science: Experimentation and Discovery in Romantic Culture, 1780-1830, (pp. 87-98). Aldershot, UK: Ashgate.

Journals

  • Cooper, M. (2013). Double Exposure - Sex Workers, Biomedical Prevention Trials, and the Dual Logic of Global Public Health. S & F Online, 11(3), 1-11.
  • Cooper, M. (2013). The Strategy of Default - Liquid Foundations in the House of Finance. Polygraph: an international journal of culture and politics, 23/24, 79-96.
  • Cooper, M. (2013). Why I am not a Postsecularist. Boundary 2-an International Journal of Literature and Culture, 40(1), 21-39. [More Information]
  • Cooper, M. (2012). The Pharmacology of Distributed Experiment - User-generated Drug Innovation. Body and Society, 18(3-4), 18-43. [More Information]
  • Cooper, M. (2012). Workfare, Familyfare, Godfare: Transforming Contingency into Necessity. S A Q: The South Atlantic Quarterly, 111(4), 643-661. [More Information]
  • Cooper, M. (2011). Complexity theory after the financial crisis: The death of neoliberalism or the triumph of Hayek? Journal of Cultural Economy, 4(4), 371-385. [More Information]
  • Cooper, M. (2011). Experimental Republic: Medical Accidents (Productive and Unproductive) in Postsocialist China. East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal, 5(3), 313-327. [More Information]
  • Walker, J., Cooper, M. (2011). Genealogies of resilience: From systems ecology to the political economy of crisis adaptation. Security Dialogue, 42(2), 143-160. [More Information]
  • Cooper, M. (2011). Trial by accident: Tort law, industrial risks and the history of medical experiment. Journal of Cultural Economy, 4(1), 81-96. [More Information]
  • Waldby, C., Cooper, M. (2010). From reproductive work to regenerative labour: The female body and the stem cell industries. Feminist Theory: an international interdisciplinary journal, 11(1), 3-22. [More Information]
  • Cooper, M. (2010). Turbulence: Between Financial and Environmental Crisis. Theory, Culture and Society: explorations in critical social science, 27(2-3), 1-24. [More Information]
  • Cooper, M. (2009). Regenerative Pathologies: Stem Cells, Teratomas and Theories of Cancer. Medicine Studies, 1(1), 55-66.
  • Cooper, M., Mitropoulos, A. (2009). The Household Frontier. Ephemera: theory and politics in organization, 9(4), 363-368.
  • Cooper, M. (2008). Experimental Labour - Offshoring Clinical Trials to China. East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal, 2(1), 73-92.
  • Cooper, M. (2008). Orientalism in the Mirror: The Sexual Politics of Anti-Westernism. Theory, Culture and Society: explorations in critical social science, 25(6), 25-49.
  • Waldby, C., Cooper, M. (2008). The Biopolitics of Reproduction: Post-Fordist Biotechnology and Women's Clinical Labour. Australian Feminist Studies, 23(55), 57-73.
  • Cooper, M. (2007). Homeland Insecurities - A Review of Randy Martin's "An Empire of Indifference: American War and the Financial Logic of Risk Management". Postmodern Culture: an electronic journal of interdisciplinary criticism, 18(1).
  • Cooper, M. (2007). Life, Autopoiesis, Debt: Inventing the Bioeconomy. Distinktion: tidsskrift for samfundsteori (Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory), 14, 25-43.
  • Salter, B., Cooper, M., Dickins, A., Cardo, V. (2007). Stem cell science in India: emerging economies and the politics of globalization. Regenerative Medicine, 2(1), 75-89.
  • Salter, B., Cooper, M., Dickins, A. (2006). China and the global stem cell bioeconomy: an emerging political strategy? Regenerative Medicine, 1(5), 671-683.
  • Cooper, M. (2006). Pre-empting Emergence: The Biological Turn of the War on Terror. Theory, Culture and Society: explorations in critical social science, 23(4), 113-135.
  • Cooper, M. (2006). Resuscitations: Stem Cells and the Crisis of Old Age. Body and Society, 12(1), 1-23.
  • Cooper, M. (2006). The Unborn Born Again: Neo-Imperialism, the Evangelical Right and the Culture of Life. Postmodern Culture: an electronic journal of interdisciplinary criticism, 17(1), 1-26.
  • Cooper, M. (2004). Insecure Times, Tough Decisions: The Nomos of Neoliberalism. Alternatives: global, local, political, 29(5), 515-533.
  • Cooper, M. (2004). On the Brink - From Mutual Deterrence to Uncontrollable War. Contretemps: an online journal of philosophy, 4, 2-18.
  • Cooper, M. (2004). Regenerative Medicine: Stem Cells and the Science of Monstrosity. Medical Humanities, 30, 12-22.
  • Cooper, M. (2003). Rediscovering the Immortal Hydra: Stem Cells and the Question of Epigenesis. Configurations: a journal of literature, science and technology, 11, 1-26.
  • Cooper, M. (2002). Review - "Political Physics: Deleuze, Derrida and the Body Politic" by John Protevi. French Studies: a quarterly review, 56(4), 554-555.
  • Cooper, M. (2002). The Living and the Dead: Variations on De Anima. Angelaki-Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, 7(3), 81-104.
  • Cooper, M. (2002). Vitesses de L'image, Puissances de la Pensee: la Philosophie Epicurienne Revue par Deleuze et Guattari. French Studies: a quarterly review, 56(1), 45-60.

Conferences

  • Cooper, M. (2002). Regenerative Life. In Sickness and in Health: Ethics-Power-Practice 2002.

Textual Creative Works

  • Cooper, M. (2008). Tissue Culture Art - Relics, Living Dolls and Meat. Art in the Biotech Era, (pp. 154 - 162). Adelaide, Australia: Experimental Art Foundation.

2014

  • Cooper, M., Waldby, C. (2014). Clinical Labor: Tissue Donors and Research Subjects in the Global Bioeconomy. Durham: Duke University Press.

2013

  • Cooper, M. (2013). Double Exposure - Sex Workers, Biomedical Prevention Trials, and the Dual Logic of Global Public Health. S & F Online, 11(3), 1-11.
  • Cooper, M. (2013). The Strategy of Default - Liquid Foundations in the House of Finance. Polygraph: an international journal of culture and politics, 23/24, 79-96.
  • Cooper, M. (2013). Why I am not a Postsecularist. Boundary 2-an International Journal of Literature and Culture, 40(1), 21-39. [More Information]

2012

  • Cooper, M. (2012). The Pharmacology of Distributed Experiment - User-generated Drug Innovation. Body and Society, 18(3-4), 18-43. [More Information]
  • Cooper, M. (2012). Workfare, Familyfare, Godfare: Transforming Contingency into Necessity. S A Q: The South Atlantic Quarterly, 111(4), 643-661. [More Information]

2011

  • Cooper, M. (2011). Complexity theory after the financial crisis: The death of neoliberalism or the triumph of Hayek? Journal of Cultural Economy, 4(4), 371-385. [More Information]
  • Cooper, M. (2011). Experimental Republic: Medical Accidents (Productive and Unproductive) in Postsocialist China. East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal, 5(3), 313-327. [More Information]
  • Walker, J., Cooper, M. (2011). Genealogies of resilience: From systems ecology to the political economy of crisis adaptation. Security Dialogue, 42(2), 143-160. [More Information]
  • Cooper, M. (2011). La crisis financiera de Heidegger. Acontecimiento, decision y emergencia en el Heidegger tardio. In Miguel Vatter and Miguel Ruiz Stull (Eds.), Politica y Acontecimiento (Policy and Event), (pp. 193-221). Chile: Fondo de Cultura Economica.
  • Cooper, M. (2011). Trial by accident: Tort law, industrial risks and the history of medical experiment. Journal of Cultural Economy, 4(1), 81-96. [More Information]

2010

  • Waldby, C., Cooper, M. (2010). From reproductive work to regenerative labour: The female body and the stem cell industries. Feminist Theory: an international interdisciplinary journal, 11(1), 3-22. [More Information]
  • Cooper, M. (2010). Marx beyond Marx, Marx before Marx: Negri's Lucretian Critique of the Hegelian Marx. In Pierre Lamarche, David Sherman, and Max Rosenkrantz (Eds.), Reading Negri, (pp. 237-147). Open Court Publishing Company.
  • Cooper, M. (2010). Turbulence: Between Financial and Environmental Crisis. Theory, Culture and Society: explorations in critical social science, 27(2-3), 1-24. [More Information]

2009

  • Cooper, M. (2009). Regenerative Pathologies: Stem Cells, Teratomas and Theories of Cancer. Medicine Studies, 1(1), 55-66.
  • Cooper, M., Mitropoulos, A. (2009). The Household Frontier. Ephemera: theory and politics in organization, 9(4), 363-368.
  • Cooper, M. (2009). The Silent Scream: Agamben, Deleuze and the Politics of the Unborn. In Rosi Braidotti, Claire Colebrook, Patrick Hanafin (Eds.), Deleuze and Law: Forensic Futures, (pp. 1-142). Baskingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

2008

  • Cooper, M. (2008). Experimental Labour - Offshoring Clinical Trials to China. East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal, 2(1), 73-92.
  • Cooper, M. (2008). Life As Surplus: Biotechnology and Capitalism in the Neoliberal Era. USA: University of Washington Press.
  • Cooper, M. (2008). Monstrous Progeny: The Teratological Tradition in Science and Literature. In Christa Knellwolf and Jane Goodall (Eds.), Frankenstein's Science: Experimentation and Discovery in Romantic Culture, 1780-1830, (pp. 87-98). Aldershot, UK: Ashgate.
  • Cooper, M. (2008). Orientalism in the Mirror: The Sexual Politics of Anti-Westernism. Theory, Culture and Society: explorations in critical social science, 25(6), 25-49.
  • Waldby, C., Cooper, M. (2008). The Biopolitics of Reproduction: Post-Fordist Biotechnology and Women's Clinical Labour. Australian Feminist Studies, 23(55), 57-73.
  • Cooper, M. (2008). Tissue Culture Art - Relics, Living Dolls and Meat. Art in the Biotech Era, (pp. 154 - 162). Adelaide, Australia: Experimental Art Foundation.

2007

  • Cooper, M. (2007). Homeland Insecurities - A Review of Randy Martin's "An Empire of Indifference: American War and the Financial Logic of Risk Management". Postmodern Culture: an electronic journal of interdisciplinary criticism, 18(1).
  • Cooper, M. (2007). Life, Autopoiesis, Debt: Inventing the Bioeconomy. Distinktion: tidsskrift for samfundsteori (Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory), 14, 25-43.
  • Salter, B., Cooper, M., Dickins, A., Cardo, V. (2007). Stem cell science in India: emerging economies and the politics of globalization. Regenerative Medicine, 2(1), 75-89.

2006

  • Salter, B., Cooper, M., Dickins, A. (2006). China and the global stem cell bioeconomy: an emerging political strategy? Regenerative Medicine, 1(5), 671-683.
  • Cooper, M. (2006). Pre-empting Emergence: The Biological Turn of the War on Terror. Theory, Culture and Society: explorations in critical social science, 23(4), 113-135.
  • Cooper, M. (2006). Resuscitations: Stem Cells and the Crisis of Old Age. Body and Society, 12(1), 1-23.
  • Cooper, M. (2006). The Unborn Born Again: Neo-Imperialism, the Evangelical Right and the Culture of Life. Postmodern Culture: an electronic journal of interdisciplinary criticism, 17(1), 1-26.

2004

  • Cooper, M. (2004). Insecure Times, Tough Decisions: The Nomos of Neoliberalism. Alternatives: global, local, political, 29(5), 515-533.
  • Cooper, M. (2004). On the Brink - From Mutual Deterrence to Uncontrollable War. Contretemps: an online journal of philosophy, 4, 2-18.
  • Cooper, M. (2004). Regenerative Medicine: Stem Cells and the Science of Monstrosity. Medical Humanities, 30, 12-22.

2003

  • Cooper, M. (2003). Rediscovering the Immortal Hydra: Stem Cells and the Question of Epigenesis. Configurations: a journal of literature, science and technology, 11, 1-26.

2002

  • Cooper, M. (2002). Regenerative Life. In Sickness and in Health: Ethics-Power-Practice 2002.
  • Cooper, M. (2002). Review - "Political Physics: Deleuze, Derrida and the Body Politic" by John Protevi. French Studies: a quarterly review, 56(4), 554-555.
  • Cooper, M. (2002). The Living and the Dead: Variations on De Anima. Angelaki-Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, 7(3), 81-104.
  • Cooper, M. (2002). Vitesses de L'image, Puissances de la Pensee: la Philosophie Epicurienne Revue par Deleuze et Guattari. French Studies: a quarterly review, 56(1), 45-60.

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