Professor Elizabeth Stephens

ARC Future Fellow

Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Honorary Research Associate Prof.

Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 7 336 57183


Elizabeth Stephens is an an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, and Associate Professor in Cultural Studies in the School of Communication and Arts. She is a specialist in the history an philosophy of the body, and author of three monographs: A Critical Genealogy of Normality (University of Chicago Press, 2017), 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 currently researching the cultural history of the experiment and practices of experimentation, from early modern science to contemporary experimental art, focusing collaborations between the arts and sciences.

Research Interests

  • Collaboration between the arts and sciences
  • History and philosophy of the body
  • Gender and sexuality studies
  • Science and technology studies


  • Bachelors of Arts, Curtin University
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Cultural Studies, Macquarie University


  • Stephens, Elizabeth and Cryle, Peter Normality: A critical genealogy. Chicago, IL, United States: University of Chicago Press, 2017.

  • Aghtan, Kamillea, Ford, Akkadia, Kerruish, Erika, Olive, Rebecca, Sellberg, Karin and Stephens, Elizabeth (2016) Technicity, temporality, embodiment: guest editors’ introduction. Australian Feminist Studies, Virtual Special Issue .

  • Stephens, Elizabeth (2016) Gut Feminism. Australian Humanities Review, 59: 271-275.

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  • (2015) Doctor Philosophy

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