Associate Professor, Sociology
Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1999
Cultural politics and performance; contemporary theory, science, technology, and psychiatry; critical body studies; history and politics of psychopharmaceuticals
Intro to Sociology (SOC101)
Sexualities, Genders, Bodies (QSX112)
Technology, Science, and Society (SOC423)
Contemporary Theory (SOC621)
Politics of Life, Death, and Disease (SOC800)
Biopolitics: Bodies, Technologies, Power (SOC800)
Diaries: A Genealogy of Panic Disorder. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2006.
Selected articles and book chapters
“Body Animations (or, Lullaby for Fallujah): a performance.” Pp. 193-217 in Critical Trauma
Studies: Understanding Violence, Conflict and Memory in Everyday Life.Edited by Monica Casper and Eric Wertheimer. New York, NY: New York University Press, 2016.
“Enchanting Catastrophe: Magical Subrealism and BP’s Macondo.” Catalyst: Feminism,
Theory, Technoscience 1, no. 1 (2015).
“Punk Justice.” The Scholar &
Feminist Online. Special issue: “Gender, Justice, and Neoliberal Transformations.” Guest edited by Elizabeth Bernstein and Janet R. Jakobsen. Issue 11.1-11.2 (Fall 2012/Spring 2013).
“Killing Time (Slow Catastrophe).” Photo essay in The Scholar & Feminist Online. Special issue: “Gender, Justice, and Neoliberal Transformations.” Guest edited by Elizabeth Bernstein and Janet R. Jakobsen. Issue 11.1-11.2 (Fall 2012/Spring 2013).
“a possible history of oblivion.” Social
Text: Periscope. Special issue: “Always at War: Economy, Labor, Life, and Blood.” Edited by Patricia Clough and Sandra Trappen. Online journal posted June 17, 2013.
“The Practice of Enchantment: Strange Allures,” co-authored with Ann Burlein. Introduction to special issue on ‘Enchantment,’ co-edited by Jackie Orr and Ann Burlein. Women’s Studies
Quarterly 40, nos. 3 & 4 (Fall/Winter 2012): 13-23.
“Materializing a Cyborg’s Manifesto: Revisiting Donna Haraway.” Special issue on ‘Viral,’ co-edited by Jasbir Puar and Patricia Clough. Women’s Studies Quarterly 40, nos. 1 & 2 (Spring/Summer 2012): 273-280.
“The ‘Soul of the Citizen,’ the Invention of the Social: Governing Mentalities.” Pp. 547-556 in Cultural
Handbook of Sociology. Edited by John R. Hall, Laura Grindstaff, and Ming-Cheng Yo. New York: Routledge, 2010.
"Biopsychiatry and the Informatics of Diagnosis.” Pp. 353-379 in Biomedicalization: Technoscience, Health and
Illness in the U.S. Edited by Adele E. Clarke, Laura Mamo, Jennifer Fosket, Jennifer Fishman, and Janet K. Shim. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010.
“The Militarization of Inner Space.” Critical
Sociology Vol. 30, No. 2 (Spring 2004): 451-482.
Recent Guest Performances
at the Digital Edge (40-minute
live digital performance piece)
University, Visual Sociology program. June 11, 2014.
of Toronto, Symposium on ‘The Politics of Failure.’ March 24, 2014.
State University, Barrett Honors College.
April 25, 2013.
University, Medical Anthropology program. May 15, 2013.
of Chicago, Chicago Centre for Contemporary Theory. April 20, 2012.
Animations (or, lullaby for fallujah)
(45-minute solo performance with visual/sound collage)
session, Society for the Study of Social
Problems. August 16, 2012.
Laurier University, Program in Cultural Analysis & Social
of California, Davis, Consortium for Women and Research.
March 31, 2011.
University, Department of Sociology, School of Women’s Studies.
Graduate Center, CUNY, Center for the Study of Women and Society.
University, Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities.
March 19, 2010.
Plague Years: The Psychopolitics
of Bioterrorism (45-minute performance lecture & sound collage)
Penney Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York. April 23, 2010.
address, New York State Sociological Association. October 16, 2009.
Collective, Symposium on ‘Connective Mutations.’ New York City,
University of Manchester, Whitworth Art Gallery. Symposium
on ‘Animation and
Automation.’ Manchester, England, March 26, 2009.
Duke University, Symposium on ‘Scenes of Secrecy:
and Security.” October 17, 2008.
Recent Invited Lectures
Catastrophe: Magic (sub)Realism and BP’s Macondo.” Symposium on
Biology + Technology + Art?” Organized by the Technoscience Salon, University
of Toronto; and INCUBATOR ArtLab, University of Windsor. Windsor, Canada, March
“The Politics of Killing Time.” Symposium on
“Life (Un)Ltd: Feminism, Bioscience, Race.”
Organized by the UCLA Center for
the Study of Women, University of California, Los
Angeles. Los Angeles, CA,
October 14, 2013
“Slow Catastrophe.” Symposium on “Society for
Biopolitical Futures.” Organized by
the Humanities Center, Syracuse University.
April 5-6, 2013.
(paper). Symposium on “Gender, Justice, and Neoliberal Transformations.”
Organized by the Barnard Center for Research on Women, Barnard College. New
September 21, 2012.
Drugs.” Keynote address, Feminist Seminar Lecture. Organized by the Women
Gender Studies Department, University of California, Davis, March 31, 2011.
“The Biopolitics of Necrospectacle:
On Animating a Few Corpses.” Symposium on “Animation
University of Lancaster, England, March 27, 2009.
“When bone-ash can still burn…” Symposium
on “To Forget, To Remember, To Write,
To Grieve: Grace Cho’s Haunting the Korean Diaspora: Shame, Secrecy
and the Forgotten
War.” Department of Sociology and the Center for the
Study of Women and Society, The
Graduate Center, CUNY. New York, NY, November
“Governing Mentalities: Thinking on
Drugs.” Department of Anthropology, The New School
for Social Research, New
York, NY, January 30, 2008.
“Psychopower and the
Social: Performing Panic.” The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research,
University of London, December 12, 2007.
“Affect/Panic.” Symposium on “The Happening of the Social:
Devices, Sites, and Methods,”
Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University
of London, December 14-15, 2007.
Thinking on Drugs.” Symposium on “Open Minds: Cultural, Critical
Perspectives on Psychiatry,” Gallatin School of Individualized Study,
University, September 23, 2006.
“Trauma as Method: Performing Panic.” Departments of Sociology,
and English Language
and Literatures at Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan,
August 28, 2006.
“Performing Panic: Methods for a Postdisciplinary Real.” The
Society of Fellows in the
Humanities, Columbia niversity, March 23, 2006.
“Disintegrating Circuits: Trauma and the Technopolitics of
on “Nextwave of Gender & Technoscience” at the
University of California, Irvine,
March 4, 2006.