Associate Professor Elizabeth Stephens

ARC Future Fellow

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 and philosophy of the body, and author of 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). Her Future Fellowship examines the relationship between the arts and sciences, from a historical as well as philosophical perspective, as one of critical and creative collaboration. This project focuses on the cultural history of the experiment and practices of experimentation, from early modern science to contemporary experimental art.

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


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • (2015) Doctor Philosophy

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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