Tara Mehrabi

Tara Mehrabi
Linköping University | LiU · Department of Thematic Studies (TEMA)

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In this article I explore human and transgenic fruit fly relations in the laboratory and in relation to everyday practices of waste management. I rely on ethnographic material collected from one year of participatory observation in an Alzheimer’s laboratory in Sweden, in which scientists work with Drosophila Melanogaster, commonly known as fruit fl...
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It is fair to say that the relationship between intersectionality theories and new materialisms has been characterized by tensions. Intersectional approaches have emphasized the multi-faceted positioning of subjects in relation to the classificatory power of socially constructed identity categories. Meanwhile, feminist new materialisms have foregro...
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This special issue aims to rethink death, dying and mourning through theoretical and methodological modes of queering. These modes are mobilised under three overarching themes: (1) queer (necro)politics, which focuses not only on regimes and technologies that subjugate “life to the power of death” (Mbembe 2003, 39), while rendering some lives more...
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This chapter draws on ethnographic observations made as I worked as a lab assistant, taking care of flies for an Alzheimer’s disease (AD) study. It discusses the process of sexing flies and selecting virgins, which I did at different points, twice a day for the year of my fieldwork. Employing feminist science studies theories on onto-epistemologica...

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As the current ecological crises and different forms of oppression, discrimination and injustice around the globe demonstrate, the questions of the environment and the people, as well as of social and environmental justice, are not isolated from one another. International Network for Ecocritical and Decolonial Research connects artists, activists and academics, who in their work, in both implicit and explicit ways, focus on these connections and concerns: the issues of ecology, on the one hand, and decolonisation, on the other.
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QDSN connects researchers and activists who critically and (self) reflexively investigate and challenge conventional normativities, assumptions, expectations and regimes of truths that are brought to life and made evident by death, dying and mourning. web: https://queerdeathstudies.wordpress.com/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/queerdeath/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Queer_Death