Dr Nadine Ehlers

BA (Hons) Macquarie, PhD Macquarie

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


Biographical details

Nadine Ehlers joined The University of Sydney in 2016. Previously she has held appointments at Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.), the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, The Ohio State University, and the University of Wollongong. She has also been a Visiting Scholar at New York University in the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. Ehlers’ research broadly focuses on the socio-cultural study of the body, law, and biomedicine, to examine the racial and gendered governance of individuals and populations. Her most recent work analyzes the bio/necro/vital politics of health—specifically in terms of racial reproductivity.

Research interests

  • Race and racialization; critical race and black feminist theory; philosophy of race (ethics)
  • Feminist and queer theory
  • Biopolitics of health; feminist bioethics; feminist science and technology studies; feminist theories of the body
  • Biomedical ethics; society, community and health; medical sociology, sociology of science and technology

Current projects

Ehlers is currently completing an edited volume, Subprime Health: Debt and Race in U.S. Medicine (with Leslie Hinkson, Georgetown University), to be published by the University of Minnesota Press. She also has two additional projects in progress: Deadly Life-Making: U.S. Biocultures and the Ethics of Living On (with Shiloh Krupar, Georgetown University) and Racial Futurity: Biopolitics, Reproduction, and the Specter of Life.

Associations

  • American Studies Association
  • American Sociological Association
  • Cultural Studies Association (U.S)
  • 4S Society for Social Studies of Science
  • National Women’s Studies Association (U.S)
  • The Biopolitics of Science Network, The University of Sydney (Australia)

Selected publications

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Books

  • Ehlers, N. (2012). Racial Imperatives: Discipline, Performativity, and Struggles against Subjection. Indiana: Indiana University Press. [More Information]

Edited Books

  • Ehlers, N., Hinkson, L. (2017). Subprime Health: Debt and Race in U.S. Medicine. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. [More Information]

Book Chapters

  • Ehlers, N. (2017). Breast Cancer. In Stacy Alaimo (Eds.), Gender: Matter, (pp. 281-295). USA: Macmillan Reference USA.
  • Ehlers, N., Hinkson, L. (2017). Introduction: Race-based Medicine and the Specter of Debt. Subprime Health: Debt and Race in U.S. Medicine. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Ehlers, N., Krupar, S. (2017). When Treating Patients Like Criminals Makes Sense: Medical Hot Spotting, Race, and Debt. Subprime Health: Debt and Race in U.S. Medicine. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Ehlers, N. (2016). Identities. In Lisa Disch, Mary Hawkesworth (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory, (pp. 346-366). New York: Oxford University Press. [More Information]
  • Ehlers, N. (2014). Fat is the Future: Bioprospecting, Fat Stem Cells, and Emergent Breasted Materialities. In Christopher E. Forth, Alison Leitch (Eds.), Fat: Culture and Materiality, (pp. 109-122). London: Bloomsbury.

Journals

  • Krupar, S., Ehlers, N. (2017). Biofutures: Race and the Governance of Health. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 35(2), 222-240. [More Information]
  • Ehlers, N. (2016). Risking "Safety": Breast Cancer, Prognosis, and the Strategic Enterprise of Life. Journal of Medical Humanities, 37(1), 81-94. [More Information]
  • Ehlers, N. (2015). Fat Capital: Bio-prospecting for Breast-making Gold. Journal of Cultural Economy, 8(3), 260-274. [More Information]
  • Ehlers, N. (2015). The SCAR Project: Disability Aesthetics of Dis-ease. Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies, 9(3), 331-347. [More Information]
  • Ehlers, N., Krupar, S. (2014). Hope Logics: Biomedicine, Affective Conventions of Cancer, and the Governing of Biocitizenry. Configurations: a journal of literature, science and technology, 22(3), 385-413.
  • Ehlers, N. (2014). The Dialectics of Vulnerability: Breast Cancer and the Body in Prognosis. Configurations: a journal of literature, science and technology, 22(1), 113-135.
  • Krupar, S., Ehlers, N. (2013). Target: Biomedicine and Racialized Geo-body-politics. Occasion, 8, 1-25. [More Information]
  • Ehlers, N. (2012). Tekhne of reconstruction: breast cancer, norms, and fleshy rearrangements. Social Semiotics, 22(1), 121-141. [More Information]
  • Ehlers, N., Krupar, S. (2012). The Body in Breast Cancer. Social Semiotics, 22(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Ehlers, N. (2011). Onerous passions: colonial anti-miscegenation rhetoric and the history of sexuality. Patterns of Prejudice, 45(4), 319-340. [More Information]
  • Ehlers, N. (2008). Retroactive Phantasies: Discourse, Discipline, and the Production of Race. Social Identities, 3, 333-347.
  • Ehlers, N. (2006). 'Black Is' and 'Black Ain't': Performative Revisions of Racial 'Crisis'. Culture, Theory and Critique, 47(2), 149-163.
  • Ehlers, N. (2004). Hidden in Plain Sight: Defying Juridical Racialization in Rhinelander v. Rhinelander. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 1(4), 313-334.
  • Ehlers, N. (2003). Passing Phantasms/Sanctioning Performatives: (Re)Raeding White Masculinity in Rhinelander v. Rhinelander. Studies in Law Politics and Society, 27, 63-91.

Edited Journals

  • Ehlers, N., Krupar, S. (2012). The Body in Breast Cancer. Social Semiotics, 22(1).

2017

  • Krupar, S., Ehlers, N. (2017). Biofutures: Race and the Governance of Health. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 35(2), 222-240. [More Information]
  • Ehlers, N. (2017). Breast Cancer. In Stacy Alaimo (Eds.), Gender: Matter, (pp. 281-295). USA: Macmillan Reference USA.
  • Ehlers, N., Hinkson, L. (2017). Introduction: Race-based Medicine and the Specter of Debt. Subprime Health: Debt and Race in U.S. Medicine. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Ehlers, N., Hinkson, L. (2017). Subprime Health: Debt and Race in U.S. Medicine. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. [More Information]
  • Ehlers, N., Krupar, S. (2017). When Treating Patients Like Criminals Makes Sense: Medical Hot Spotting, Race, and Debt. Subprime Health: Debt and Race in U.S. Medicine. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

2016

  • Ehlers, N. (2016). Identities. In Lisa Disch, Mary Hawkesworth (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory, (pp. 346-366). New York: Oxford University Press. [More Information]
  • Ehlers, N. (2016). Risking "Safety": Breast Cancer, Prognosis, and the Strategic Enterprise of Life. Journal of Medical Humanities, 37(1), 81-94. [More Information]

2015

  • Ehlers, N. (2015). Fat Capital: Bio-prospecting for Breast-making Gold. Journal of Cultural Economy, 8(3), 260-274. [More Information]
  • Ehlers, N. (2015). The SCAR Project: Disability Aesthetics of Dis-ease. Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies, 9(3), 331-347. [More Information]

2014

  • Ehlers, N. (2014). Fat is the Future: Bioprospecting, Fat Stem Cells, and Emergent Breasted Materialities. In Christopher E. Forth, Alison Leitch (Eds.), Fat: Culture and Materiality, (pp. 109-122). London: Bloomsbury.
  • Ehlers, N., Krupar, S. (2014). Hope Logics: Biomedicine, Affective Conventions of Cancer, and the Governing of Biocitizenry. Configurations: a journal of literature, science and technology, 22(3), 385-413.
  • Ehlers, N. (2014). The Dialectics of Vulnerability: Breast Cancer and the Body in Prognosis. Configurations: a journal of literature, science and technology, 22(1), 113-135.

2013

  • Krupar, S., Ehlers, N. (2013). Target: Biomedicine and Racialized Geo-body-politics. Occasion, 8, 1-25. [More Information]

2012

  • Ehlers, N. (2012). Racial Imperatives: Discipline, Performativity, and Struggles against Subjection. Indiana: Indiana University Press. [More Information]
  • Ehlers, N. (2012). Tekhne of reconstruction: breast cancer, norms, and fleshy rearrangements. Social Semiotics, 22(1), 121-141. [More Information]
  • Ehlers, N., Krupar, S. (2012). The Body in Breast Cancer. Social Semiotics, 22(1).
  • Ehlers, N., Krupar, S. (2012). The Body in Breast Cancer. Social Semiotics, 22(1), 1-11. [More Information]

2011

  • Ehlers, N. (2011). Onerous passions: colonial anti-miscegenation rhetoric and the history of sexuality. Patterns of Prejudice, 45(4), 319-340. [More Information]

2008

  • Ehlers, N. (2008). Retroactive Phantasies: Discourse, Discipline, and the Production of Race. Social Identities, 3, 333-347.

2006

  • Ehlers, N. (2006). 'Black Is' and 'Black Ain't': Performative Revisions of Racial 'Crisis'. Culture, Theory and Critique, 47(2), 149-163.

2004

  • Ehlers, N. (2004). Hidden in Plain Sight: Defying Juridical Racialization in Rhinelander v. Rhinelander. Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 1(4), 313-334.

2003

  • Ehlers, N. (2003). Passing Phantasms/Sanctioning Performatives: (Re)Raeding White Masculinity in Rhinelander v. Rhinelander. Studies in Law Politics and Society, 27, 63-91.

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