Mariam Motamedi-Fraser BA (Hons), PhD

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Mariam Motamedi-Fraser BA (Hons), PhD

My research interests lie broadly in the theoretical, methodological and political/ethical implications of recent developments in the animal sciences for social science thinking and vice versa. I am currently writing a book, provisionally entitled Dog Politics: 'Race,' Species and Individuals in the Animal Sciences. I teach two modules: Thinking Animals, at undergraduate level, and The Ethics and Politics of Animals, at Masters level. I live with Monk, a black Lab, who also co-teaches with me (in his own way). I am co-supervising, with Les Back, Lisa Rabanal's thesis on 'The lives and deaths of South London Staffies.' I am currently undertaking an ABTC-accredited Advanced Diploma in Animal Science (Canine).



Motamedi-Fraser, M . 2015. Word: Beyond Language, Beyond Image. London: Rowman & Littlefield International. ISBN 9781783481422

Fraser, Mariam and Greco, Monica . 2004. The Body: A Reader. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-34007-6

Fraser, Mariam . 1999. Identity without Selfhood: Simone de Beauvoir and Bisexuality. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521623575

Edited Book

Fraser, Mariam ; Kember, Sarah and Lury, Celia , eds. 2006. Inventive Life: Approaches to the New Vitalism. London: Sage. ISBN 9781412920360

Edited Journal

Fraser, Mariam ; Kember, Sarah and Lury, Celia , eds. 2005. Inventive Life: Approaches Towards a New Vitalism, Theory Culture and Society, 22(1). 0263-2764

Book Section

Motamedi-Fraser, Mariam . 2015. 'Locating the Archive: the search for "Nurafkan"'. In: Anthony Downey, ed. Dissonant Archives: Contemporary Visual Culture and Contested Narratives in the Middle East. London and New York: I.B .Tauris. ISBN 978-1-784-53-4110

Motamedi-Fraser, Mariam . 2013. Geo-Archive. In: Nasrin Tabatabai and Babak Afrassiabi, eds. Seep. 9 Rotterdam: Pages, pp. 1-11. ISBN 978-90-821190-0-8

Motamedi-Fraser, Mariam . 2012. Once Upon a Problem. In: Les Back and Nirmal Puwar, eds. Live Methods. London: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 84-107. ISBN 1444339591

Fraser, Mariam . 2010. Facts, Ethics and Event. In: Casper Bruun Jensen and Kjetil Roedje, eds. DELEUZIAN INTERSECTIONS: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, pp. 52-82. ISBN 978-1-84545-614-6

Motamedi-Fraser, Mariam . 2000. Pathological Normality. In: Charles Campbell and Suhail Malik, eds. Front. Don Projects, pp. 39-74. ISBN 978-0953904303

Fraser, Mariam . 1997. Lose Your Face. In: Phoebe Davidson and Bi Academic Intervention, eds. The Bisexual Imaginary: Representation, Identity and Desire. London: Cassell, p. 38. ISBN 0-304-33744-7


Motamedi-Fraser, Mariam . 2019. Dog words – or, How to think without language. The Sociological Review, 67(2), pp. 374-390. ISSN 0038-0261

Motamedi-Fraser, Mariam and Zaker, Farniyaz. 2015. Words and Walls, Texts and Textiles: A Conversation. Theory, Culture and Society, 32(3), pp. 115-134. ISSN 0263-2764

Motamedi-Fraser, Mariam . 2012. Once Upon a Problem. The Sociological Review, 60(S1), pp. 84-107. ISSN 0038-0261

Fraser, Mariam . 2009. Standards, Populations, and Difference. Cultural Critique, 71, pp. 47-80. ISSN 0882-4371

Fraser, Mariam . 2009. Experiencing Sociology. European Journal of Social Theory, 12(1), pp. 63-81. ISSN 1368-4310

Fraser, Mariam and Puwar, Nirmal . 2008. Introduction: Intimacy in Research. History of the Human Sciences, 21(4), pp. 1-16. ISSN 1461720X

Motamedi-Fraser, Mariam . 2008. Facts, Ethics and Event. Sociology Working Papers, pp. 1-33.

Fraser, Mariam . 2006. The ethics of reality and virtual reality: Latour, facts and values. History of the Human Sciences, 19(2), pp. 45-72. ISSN 1461720X

Fraser, Mariam . 2006. Event. Theory, Culture & Society, 23(2-3), pp. 129-132. ISSN 0263-2764

Fraser, Mariam . 2005. Making music matter. Theory Culture & Society, 22(1), pp. 173-189. ISSN 14603616

Fraser, Mariam . 2003. Material theory: Duration and the Serotonin Hypothesis of Depression. Theory Culture & Society, 20, pp. 1-26. ISSN 02632764

Fraser, Mariam . 2002. What is the matter of feminist criticism? Economy and Society, 31(4), pp. 606-625. ISSN 14695766

Fraser, Mariam . 2001. The nature of Prozac. History of the Human Sciences, 14(3), pp. 56-84. ISSN 1461720X

Fraser, Mariam . 2001. Visceral futures: bodies of feminist criticism. Social Epistemology, 15(2), pp. 91-111. ISSN 0269-1728

Motamedi-Fraser, Mariam . 2000. Creative affects. New Formations, 39, pp. 55-69. ISSN 0950-2378

Fraser, Mariam . 1999. Classing Queer: Politics in Competition. Theory, Culture and Society, 16(2), pp. 107-131. ISSN 0263-2764

Fraser, Mariam . 1998. `The Face-Off Between Will and Fate': Artistic Identity and Neurological Style in de Kooning's Late Works. Body & Society, 4(4), pp. 1-22. ISSN 1357-034X

Fraser, Mariam . 1997. Feminism, Foucault and Deleuze. Theory, Culture & Society, 14(2), pp. 23-37. ISSN 0263-2764

Conference or Workshop Item

Motamedi-Fraser, Mariam . 2007. 'Experience and Sociology'. In: Experience and Sociology. Goldsmiths University of London, United Kingdom.

Motamedi-Fraser, Mariam . 2007. 'What Matters?'. In: Sociology Working Papers. Goldsmiths University of London, United Kingdom.


Motamedi-Fraser, Mariam . 2014. Feminism, Foucault, Deleuze.

Motamedi-Fraser, Mariam . 2013. Locating the Archive.

Motamedi-Fraser, Mariam . 2012. New Light from the Middle East.


Motamedi-Fraser, Mariam . 2005-2008 A Work in Process.

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