About Dr Nadine Ehlers

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. Hermost 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

Selected publications

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