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Dr Kathryn Medien is a Lecturer in Sociology at the Open University. Her main research interests include political sociology, social theory, feminist theory and the historical and present politics of imperialism and racial capitalism. Prior to joining the OU, Kathryn was a Research Associate in the Reproductive Sociology Group (ReproSoc) at The University of Cambridge. Kathryn has held research fellowships in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University and at the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick. She received her PhD from the University of Warwick. Kathryn’s current research examines the development and use of internal border controls as a form of racialised governance. 

Twitter: @KathrynMedien



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Selected Academic Publications

Medien, Kathryn. (2019). Foucault in Tunisia: The Encounter with Intolerable Power. The Sociological Review, Online First.

Medien, Kathryn. (2019). Palestine in Deleuze. Theory Culture & Society, 36(5): 49-70.

Medien, K. (2018). Thinking Life, Death, and Solidarity Through Colonized Palestine: An Interview with Jasbir K. Puar. Journal of Middle East Women Studies, 14(1): 94-103.

Selected Book Reviews

Medien, Kathryn. (2019). ‘Prison: A Survival Guide’ (by Carl Cattermole). The Sociological Review.

Medien, Kathryn. (2019). ‘Carceral Capitalism’ (by Jackie Wang). Ethnic and Racial Studies, Online First.

Medien, K. (2017). ‘The White Possessive: Property, Power and Indigenous Sovereignty’ (by Aileen Moreton-Robinson). Sociology, vol. 51(1): 183-184.

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