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Anna M. Agathangelou

Anna M. Agathangelou

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Anna M. Agathangelou is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at York University. She was a Visiting Research Fellow with the Program on Science, Technology & Society (STS) at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2014-2015. Her current research focuses on corporeality and the use of science, technology, and law knowledge in global power shifts and social order. She is also currently engaged in a study of the global and political dimensions of post-conflict DNA identification of the missing and disappeared in a variety of contexts. While at Harvard, Anna is working on two projects: (1) writing a book that focuses on the use of the genetic technology of DNA, law and science in post-conflict humanitarian projects; its title is Emerging Legal and Forensic Bioconstitutional Order(s) in Post-Conflict Cyprus; and (2) organizing a project focusing on the dialogue of International Relations with STS, engaging the relations of epistemology, materiality, and social order; the project’s title is Worlding STS: The Biography of Sheila Jasanoff.

At York University, Dr. Agathangelou is an Associate Professor in Political Science with a focus on Postcolonial theory, International Political Economy, Transnational Feminisms, and Racialization and Bodies in world politics. Last term, she was a visiting participant of the with the Program on Science, Technology & Society (STS) at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Currently, she is involved with a group of international scholars engaging with the emergence of political economic networks and infrastructures in post-conflict reconstruction. She is also involved in an international project titled Cosmopolitanism & the Local in Science & Nature: Creating an East/West Partnership with a focus on organizing an international conference on the governance of biomedical technologies and emerging socio-technical imaginaries (Jasanoff). The focus is on the Asian regional formation of epistemologies, materiality and social order with a comparative analysis of ethical, legal, and political responses in Singapore, China, Canada, and India.
Publications (selected)

“Wither Anarchy?: Harvesting the ‘Global’ Bio-tech Body, Indian Markets and Biomedical Technologies (2014) in M. Mayer et al. (eds.), The Global Politics of Science and Technology – Vol. 2, Global Power Shift, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 1-23.

The Avenging of the Americas: Cholera Matters, Empire, and Economies of Blackness (2013) The Greek Review of Social Research, 140-141 (B-C): 185-201.

Neoliberal Geopolitical Order and Value: Queerness as a Speculative Economy and Anti- Blackness as Terror (December 2013) for a special issue titled ‘Murderous Inclusions’, International Journal of Feminist Politics 15(4): 453-476.


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