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I am an interdisciplinary scholar who is interested in how biogovernance—that is, the governance of populations and individual humans through science and technology—informs everyday life.
I hold the Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Biogovernance, Law and Society at the University of Waterloo, where I direct the Law and Society Emerging Research (LaSER) Lab in the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies. I am also an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) fellow at RegNet, the School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University, and a fellow of the Balsillie School of International Affairs. With Allison Fish, I convene the Law and Society Association Collaborative Research Network on Ethnography, Law and Society.
My research examines intersections between inequality, social control, and technoscience, with a focus on how they contribute to understandings of human bodies and the ways they are governed. I collaborate widely as a member of the Waterloo Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute, Waterloo.ai, the ANU Gender Institute, and the Menzies Centre for Health Policy. My publications span topics related to biometric surveillance, practices of policing, and the regulation of human enhancement and physical well-being. My teaching reflects this range: I have taught courses on crime and deviance, law and regulation, social inequality, social theory, sociology of sport and physical activity, and surveillance.