Emma Kowal

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Visiting Research Scientist in the History of Medicine

Emma Kowal is Professor of Anthropology in the Alfred Deakin Research Institute of Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia and a Visiting Professor in the Program for the History of Science and Medicine. Her research interests include Indigenous-state relations and settler colonialism, racism and anti-racism, and science and genomics. She is the author of Trapped in the Gap: Doing Good in Indigenous Australia (Berghahn, 2015) based on anthropological research with non-indigenous, progressive professionals who work in Indigenous communities. Her recent research in collaboration with Joanna Radin concerns the legacies of twentieth century blood collection from Indigenous communities. Other current projects include the impact of genomic technologies on experiences of indigeneity and the role of human biology in the founding of Australian Indigenous studies in the 1960s.