Melinda Cooper Visiting Scholar

Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney

Quadrant: Environment, Culture, and Sustainability

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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. Her current interests include biopolitics and biosecurity, new theories of labor.

Contact Information

Rooom 104 R.C. Mills, A26
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Academic Work & Affiliations

Selected Publications

"Turbulent Worlds: Financial Markets and Environmental Crisis," Theory, Culture & Society, 27, no. 2/3 (March-May 2010): 167–190.

"Experimental Labour—Offshoring Clinical Trials to China," East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal 2, no. 1 (2008): 73–92.

Life as Surplus: Biotechnology and Capitalism in the Neoliberal Era. University of Washington Press, 2008.

"Orientalism in the Mirror: The Sexual Politics of Anti-Westernism," Theory, Culture & Society 25, no. 6: 25–49.

"The Biopolitics of Reproduction: Post-Fordist Biotechnology and Women's Clinical Labour," Catherine Waldby and Melinda Cooper. Australian Feminist Studies 23, no. 55: 57–73.

"Life, Autopoiesis, Debt: Inventing the Bioeconomy," Distinktion: Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory 8, no. 1: 25–43.

University of Minnesota