About Associate Professor Melinda Cooper

Research interests include: biopolitics and biosecurity; new theories of labour; economic sociology and financialization; revolutionary conservatism and religious revival; critical race and gender studies; philosophies and politics of the 'event'.

Dr Melinda Cooper graduated from the University of Paris VIII in 2001 with a doctorate focusing on recent developments in French and Italian political theory. She has published widely in the fields of science and technology studies, biopolitics and political theory.

Current Research

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.'

Selected publications

For a full profile and list of publications go here.