Elizabeth Stephens

Elizabeth in an Associate Professor in Cultural Studies at the University of Queensland and the founder and convenor of the Australasian Health and Medical Humanities Network.

She was previously an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at UQ (2017-2021), Associate Dean Research at Southern Cross University (2014-2017), and an ARC Australian Research Fellow in the Centre for the History of European Discourses (UQ, 2010-2014).

Elizabeth is author of over 100 publications, including three monographs: A Critical Genealogy of Normality (University of Chicago Press, 2017), co-authored with Peter Cryle; Anatomy as Spectacle: Public Exhibitions of the Body from 1700 to the Present (Liverpool University Press, 2011), and Queer Writing: Homoeroticism in Jean Genet’s Fiction (Palgrave 2009).

She is the Immediate Past President of the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia.

Elizabeth will be joining the Automating life and death panel alongside Dr Tatiana Bur, Roslynn Haynes FAHA and Dr Marc Trabsky.

Join us on 16 and 17 November for our 54th Annual Academy Symposium — Between humans & machines: exploring the pasts and futures of automation — as we explore the possibilities and hazards of automation, and the complexities of human-machine relations.

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Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.