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Dr Carla Lam

PhD (Carleton)
MA (New Brunswick)
BA (New Brunswick)

Dr Carla Lam

Carla Lam is a senior lecturer of political theory and gender politics in the Politics Department at University of Otago.

After receiving her PhD in political theory from Carleton University in 2005, she lectured at Queen’s University, then moved to New Zealand in July 2008.

Her research interests include the history of ideas, feminist philosophy of embodiment, feminist post-constructionism or new materialism, and feminist studies of science and technology. Most recent publications include two chapters in the MacMillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks Gender series, on “Feminist Biology” and “Reproductive Technology” and an article, “Thinking Through Post-constructionism: Reflections on (Reproductive)Disembodiment and Misfits.”

Current research continues to focus on the intellectual and practical divides between doing and being, or thoughts and matter.


Teaching


Contact details

Room 4N11, 4th floor, Arts (Burns) Building
Tel +64 3 479 8242
Email carla.lam@otago.ac.nz
Office hours - Tuesday 4.00pm - 5.00pm or Wednesday 11:00-12:00
Research day - Monday

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Publications

Lam, C. (2015). New reproductive technologies and disembodiment: Feminist and material resolutions. Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 168p.

Lam, C. (2015). Know(ing) the difference: Onto-epistemology and the story of feminism [Review of the books Why stories matter: The political grammar of feminist theory and The metaphysics of gender]. Hypatia, 30(2), 486-493. doi: 10.1111/hypa.12146

Lam, C. (2013). Material resolutions: the "new" material feminisms and the politics of sex/gender, time and place. Proceedings of the Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference. Retrieved from http://www.cpsa-acsp.ca/conference-pres-2013.shtml#l

Lam, C. (2013, December). Political theory as (invested) story-telling: Lessons from western feminism [Panel discussion: Discourses and governmentalities]. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Political Studies Association (NZPSA) Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Lam, C. (2012). [Review of the book Globalization and Utopia: Critical essays]. Political Science, 64(1), 82-84. doi: 10.1177/0032318712442173

Authored Book - Research

Lam, C. (2015). New reproductive technologies and disembodiment: Feminist and material resolutions. Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 168p.

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Journal - Research Other

Lam, C. (2015). Know(ing) the difference: Onto-epistemology and the story of feminism [Review of the books Why stories matter: The political grammar of feminist theory and The metaphysics of gender]. Hypatia, 30(2), 486-493. doi: 10.1111/hypa.12146

Lam, C. (2012). [Review of the book Globalization and Utopia: Critical essays]. Political Science, 64(1), 82-84. doi: 10.1177/0032318712442173

Lam, C. (2012). [Review of the book Private bodies, public texts: Race, gender, and a cultural bioethics]. International Feminist Journal of Politics, 14(3), 434-436. doi: 10.1080/14616742.2012.704704

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Lam, C. (2013). Material resolutions: the "new" material feminisms and the politics of sex/gender, time and place. Proceedings of the Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference. Retrieved from http://www.cpsa-acsp.ca/conference-pres-2013.shtml#l

Lam, C. (2012). Past the impasse, the (new) material feminisms. Proceedings of the Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference. Retrieved from http://www.cpsa-acsp.ca/conference-pres-2012.shtml#l

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Lam, C. (2013, December). Political theory as (invested) story-telling: Lessons from western feminism [Panel discussion: Discourses and governmentalities]. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Political Studies Association (NZPSA) Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Lam, C. (2010, June-July). Beyond the sovereign? Foucault, sex/gender and new reproductive technologies. Verbal presentation at the Oceanic Conference on International Studies (OCIS) IV, Auckland, New Zealand.

Lam, C. (2009, May). Feminist responses to the disembodiment of new reproductive technology and the future of feminism. Verbal presentation at the 81st Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference, Ottawa, Canada.

Lam, C. (2009, August). Intersections and digestions: Exploring the nexus between philosophy and international theory. Verbal presentation at the Philosophy in Social Science: Implications for International Relations Workshop, Wellington, New Zealand.

Lam, C. (2009, May). Gender, race and class: Intersections and critiques [Panel discussant]. Verbal presentation at the 81st Canadian Political Science Association Annual Conference, Ottawa, Canada.

Vincent, A., Smits, K., Marquez, X., Shogimen, T., Nel, P., Lam, C., Nicholls, B., Stringer, R., & Clements, K. (2009, May). Liberalism and comparative political theory. Panel discussion at the Workshop on Liberalism and Comparative Political Theory, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Lam, C., Spencer, V., Green, K., & Broad, J. (2009, September). A history of women's political thought in Europe 1400-1700 [Roundtable Discussion]. Verbal presentation at the Otago/Sydney Early Modern Seminar: Women, Philosophy and Literature in the Early Modern Period, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Lam, C. (2008, August). Hobbes and the retooling of birth appropriation for the modern state: Strategies for accessing the canon for feminist pedagogy. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Political Studies Association Annual Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

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