Dr Nadine Ehlers

BA (Hons) Macquarie, PhD Macquarie


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Biographical details

Nadine Ehlers joined The University of Sydney in 2016. 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. She is part of the core research team on BioHumanity, supported by the Faculty Strategic Research Theme initiative and a co-lead on the Wellcome Trust supported international research network- Race and Biomedicine Beyond the Lab: 21st Century Mobilizations.

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 research students

Project title Research student
Taking the Red Pill: The creation of reactionary ideology in digital spaces Tom KERWICK

Current projects

Ehlers is currently working on a book project, tentatively titled 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 grants

2017

  • Racial Futurity: Biopolitics, Reproduction, and the Specter of Life; Ehlers N; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/Research Support Scheme (FRSS).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Ehlers, N., Krupar, S. (2019). Deadly Biocultures: The Ethics of Life-making. Minneapolis, USA: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Ehlers, N. (2012). Racial Imperatives: Discipline, Performativity, and Struggles against Subjection. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. [More Information]

Edited Books

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

Book Chapters

  • Ehlers, N. (2019). Life "Itself". In Sheryl Vint (Eds.), After the Human: Reading Now. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Ehlers, N. (2019). Racial Futurity: Biolegality and the Question of Black Life. In Sonja Van Wichelen and Marc de Leeuw (Eds.), Brave New Law: Legal Personhood and the New Biosciences. UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Ehlers, N., Krupar, S. (2017). "When Treating Patients Like Criminals Makes Sense": Medical Hot Spotting, Race, and Debt. In Nadine Ehlers, Leslie R. Hinkson (Eds.), Subprime Health: Debt and Race in U.S. Medicine, (pp. 31-53). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. [More Information]
  • Ehlers, N. (2017). Breast Cancer. In Stacy Alaimo (Eds.), Gender: Matter, (pp. 281-295). Farmington Hills: Macmillan Reference USA.
  • Ehlers, N., Hinkson, L. (2017). Conclusion: Freedom from debt? In Nadine Ehlers, Leslie R. Hinkson (Eds.), Subprime Health: Debt and Race in U.S. Medicine, (pp. 183-195). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Ehlers, N., Hinkson, L. (2017). Introduction: Race-based Medicine and the Specter of Debt. In Nadine Ehlers, Leslie R. Hinkson (Eds.), Subprime Health: Debt and Race in U.S. Medicine, (pp. VII-XXXI). Minneapolis: 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

  • Ehlers, N. (2018). The prosthetic promise: Breast cancer and technologies of corporeal repair. Third Text, 32(1), 68-77. [More Information]
  • 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).

2019

  • Ehlers, N., Krupar, S. (2019). Deadly Biocultures: The Ethics of Life-making. Minneapolis, USA: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Ehlers, N. (2019). Life "Itself". In Sheryl Vint (Eds.), After the Human: Reading Now. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Ehlers, N. (2019). Racial Futurity: Biolegality and the Question of Black Life. In Sonja Van Wichelen and Marc de Leeuw (Eds.), Brave New Law: Legal Personhood and the New Biosciences. UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

2018

  • Ehlers, N. (2018). The prosthetic promise: Breast cancer and technologies of corporeal repair. Third Text, 32(1), 68-77. [More Information]

2017

  • Ehlers, N., Krupar, S. (2017). "When Treating Patients Like Criminals Makes Sense": Medical Hot Spotting, Race, and Debt. In Nadine Ehlers, Leslie R. Hinkson (Eds.), Subprime Health: Debt and Race in U.S. Medicine, (pp. 31-53). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. [More Information]
  • 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). Farmington Hills: Macmillan Reference USA.
  • Ehlers, N., Hinkson, L. (2017). Conclusion: Freedom from debt? In Nadine Ehlers, Leslie R. Hinkson (Eds.), Subprime Health: Debt and Race in U.S. Medicine, (pp. 183-195). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Ehlers, N., Hinkson, L. (2017). Introduction: Race-based Medicine and the Specter of Debt. In Nadine Ehlers, Leslie R. Hinkson (Eds.), Subprime Health: Debt and Race in U.S. Medicine, (pp. VII-XXXI). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Ehlers, N., Hinkson, L. (2017). Subprime Health: Debt and Race in U.S. Medicine. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. [More Information]

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. Bloomington: 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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