Marsha Rosengarten's academic career began in Australia as a mature age student after working in the non-government welfare sector on employment, housing and planning issues while thinking that she wanted to make films. After Marsha did a little film-making, she opted for more study. The more study Marsha took—BA, Graduate Diploma in Communications with major in film and video production, MA (by Research Thesis), PhD on Blood and the Fragility of Identity—the more engaged she became with the realm of ideas and the possibilities afforded by new modes of thought.
Marsha teaches on core courses as well as postgraduate and undergraduate options. Currently she is responsible for the 3rd year undergraduate Dissertation course, an undergraduate option ‘Sex, Drugs and Technology’ that incorporates the work of Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, Gilles Deleuze and others under the heading of Science and Technology Studies.
She plans to co-teach an MA option engaging the process thought of thinkers including A.N. Whitehead, Isabelle Stengers, William James and Michel Serres in relation to questions of health and medicine.
Areas of supervision
Speculative Philosophy/Process Thought; Science and Technology Studies; Feminist Critiques of Matter; Sexuality/Queer Theory; Ethics and Biomedicine.
Nele Jensen Proofs and Politics
Bryan Lim Exploring health and HIV for men who have sex with men in London: how are health, HIV and sexual practices co-constitutive?
Agata Pacho An exploration of HIV care in a specialist clinic: camp practices, remembering the AIDS crisis, and alliances among patients and healthcare providers.
Chaturawit Thongmuang Queering Thai Sexual Identity and Culture in Digital Societies
Viktoriya Williams The Relationship Between Predictive Algorithms, ‘Big Data’ Practitioners, Prediction and the Future
Corine van Emmerik Speculating beyond the political impasse of the Middle East: a visual sociology
Adam Christianson What does a body on PrEP do? Emergent figurations of Tenofovir- Emtricitabine (non)use in communities of men who have sex with men.
Supervised to successful completion
Agata Pacho How the sexual matters in HIV care: a case study of long-term survivors of the epidemic awarded 2018.
Emily Nicholls The Making of an AIDS archive: an account of expertise, inter/disciplinarity, and the process of researching awarded 2018.
Francesca Ammaturo Multisexual Citizenship and Human Rights: Questioning the Space of Citizenship for LGBTI Persons beyond Liberty and Equality ESRC funded PhD awarded 2015
Lucia Ariza The normativity of nature: morality, variability and kinship in the gamete exchange Alban Scholarship PhD awarded 2012
Richard Boulton Children with HIV: the Consolidation of Medicine, Science and the Social into the Clinical Practice of Paediatric HIV Whitehead Scholarship PhD awarded 2013
Ulla McNight A Qualitative Exploration of HIV, Pregnancy and Care in a Specialist Antenatal Clinic Swedish National Scholarship 2016
Samah Saleh Palestinian women’s experience of incarceration under Israeli Occupation HESPAL scholarship PhD awarded 2015
Richard Boulton Children with HIV: the Consolidation of Medicine, Science and the Social into the Clinical Practice of Paediatric HIV Whitehead Scholarship PhD awarded 2013.
Lucia Ariza The normativity of nature: morality, variability and kinship in the gamete exchange Alban Scholarship PhD awarded 2012.
Annette-Carina van der Zaag The Promise of Vaginal Microbicides: configurations of women’s empowerment in a time of HIV PhD awarded 2012
Dr Emily Nicholls, EUROPACH Project (Humanities in the European Area).
Dr Fay Dennis, Wellcome Trust Fellowship, previously Mildrid Blaxter Postdoctoral award Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness.
Speculative Philosophy, Science and Medicine, Feminist/Queer Theory and Sexuality
Marsha is Co-Director of the Centre for Invention and Social Process (CISP). Her interests include the speculative philosophy of A.N. Whitehead and Isabelle Stengers in reference science and medicine. Her specialism is HIV and other infectious diseases including Ebola and TB.
She is currently the UK Principal Investigator for 'Disentangling European HIV/AIDS Policies: Activism, Citizenship and Health (EUROPACH) funded by Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) with Beate Binder, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany; Martin Lengwiler, University of Basel, Switzerland; Agata Dziuban, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland. June 2016 – May 2019.
She was a founder and Chair of the international Association for the Social Sciences and Humanities in HIV (ASSHH) between 2010 - 2013
Michael, Mike and Rosengarten, Marsha. 2013. Innovation and Biomedicine: Ethics, Evidence and Expectation in HIV. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-230-30267-9
Rosengarten, Marsha. 2009. HIV Interventions: Biomedicine and the Traffic between Information and Flesh. Seattle: University of Washington Press. ISBN 978-0295989426
Wilkie, Alex; Savransky, Martin and Rosengarten, Marsha, eds. 2017. Speculative Research: The Lure of Possible Futures. New York & London: Routledge. ISBN 978-1138688360
Wilkie, Alex; Savransky, Martin and Rosengarten, Marsha. 2017. Section Introduction: Speculative techniques. In: Alex Wilkie; Martin Savransky and Marsha Rosengarten, eds. Speculative research: The lure of possible futures. New York & London: Routledge. ISBN 1138688363
Rosengarten, Marsha. 2017. Pluralities of Action, a Lure for Speculative Thought. In: Alex Wilkie; Martin Savransky and Marsha Rosengarten, eds. Speculative Research: The Lure of Possible Futures. United Kingdom: CRESC series, Routledge. ISBN 9781138688360
Savransky, Martin; Wilkie, Alex and Rosengarten, Marsha. 2017. The Lure of Possible Futures: On Speculative Research. In: Alex Wilkie; Martin Savransky and Marsha Rosengarten, eds. Speculative Research: The Lure of Possible Futures. New York & London: Routledge. ISBN 1138688363
Savransky, Martin; Rosengarten, Marsha and Wilkie, Alex. 2017. Section Introduction: Speculative Propositions. In: Alex Wilkie; Martin Savransky and Marsha Rosengarten, eds. Speculative Research: The Lure of Possible Futures. Oxon; New York: Routledge. ISBN 9781138688360
Rosengarten, Marsha; Savransky, Martin and Wilkie, Alex. 2017. Section 2: Speculative lures. In: Alex Wilkie; Martin Savransky and Marsha Rosengarten, eds. Speculative Research The Lure of Possible Futures. Routledge. ISBN 9781138688360
Savransky, Martin; Wilkie, Alex and Rosengarten, Marsha. 2017. Section Introduction: Speculative implications. In: Alex Wilkie; Martin Savransky and Marsha Rosengarten, eds. Speculative Research The Lure of Possible Futures. (236) Routledge. ISBN 9781138688360
Michael, Mike and Rosengarten, Marsha. 2014. Quantitative Objects and Qualitative Things: Ethics and HIV Biomedical Prevention. In: Eleanor Casella; Gillian Evans; Penelope Harvey; Hannah Knox; Chris McLean; Elizabeth Silva; Nick Thoburn and Kath Woodward, eds. Objects and Materials. A Routledge Companion. Great Britain: Routledge, pp. 349-358. ISBN 0415678803
Rosengarten, Marsha and Michael, Mike. 2010. HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and the complexities of biomedical prevention: ontological openness and the prevention assemblage. In: , ed. HIV Treatment and Prevention Technologies in International Perspective. Great Britain: Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 167-183. ISBN 978-0-230-23819-0
Rosengarten, Marsha. 2005. The Measure of HIV as a Matter of Bioethics. In: M Shildrick and R Mykitiuk, eds. Ethics of the body: postconventional challenges. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, pp. 71-90. ISBN 0-262-69320-8
Rosengarten, Marsha. 2001. A Pig's Tale: Porcine Viruses and Species Boundaries'. In: Alison Bashford and Claire Hooker, eds. Contagion: Historical and cultural studies. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 168-182. ISBN 978-0-415-24671-2
Rosengarten, Marsha. 2001. Transmigrating Organs: Identity and Medical Technology. In: J Docker and G Fischer, eds. Adventures of Identity: Constructing Multicultural Identities. 15 Tuebingen: Stauffenburg, pp. 61-72. ISBN 3-86057-043-9
Rosengarten, Marsha and Savransky, Martin. 2019. A Careful Biomedicine? Generalization and Abstraction in RCTs. Critical Public Health, 29(2), pp. 181-191. ISSN 0958-1596
Savransky, Martin and Rosengarten, Marsha. 2016. What Is Nature Capable Of? Evidence, Ontology, and Speculative Medical Humanities. Medical Humanities, 42, pp. 166-172. ISSN 1468-215X
Rosengarten, Marsha. 2016. Connective adventures in the work of Ebola: Science and Speculation - Review of 'David Quammen ' Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus'. Biosocieties, 11, pp. 129-133. ISSN 1745-8552
Rosengarten, Marsha and Pfingst, Annie. 2012. Medicine as a Tactic of War: Palestinian Precarity. Body & Society, 18(3-4), pp. 99-125. ISSN 1357-034X
Michael, Mike and Rosengarten, Marsha. 2012. HIV, Globalization and Topology: Of Prepositions and Propositions. Theory, Culture & Society, 29(4-5), pp. 93-115. ISSN 0263-2764
Holt, Martin; Murphy, Dean, A.; Callander, Denton; Ellard, Jeanne; Rosengarten, Marsha; Kippax, Susan and de Wit, John. 2012. Willingness to use HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis and the likelihood of decreased condom use are both associated with unprotected anal intercourse and the perceived likelihood of becoming HIV positive among Australian gay and bisexual men. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 88(4), pp. 258-263. ISSN 1368-4973
Michael, Mike and Rosengarten, Marsha. 2012. Introduction to special issue of Body & Society, 'Medicine, Bodies, Politics: Experimentation and Emergence'. Body & Society, pp. 1-17.
Rosengarten, Marsha and Michael, Mike. 2009. The performative function of expectations in translating treatment to prevention: The case of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. Social Science and Medicine, 69(7), pp. 1049-1055. ISSN 0277-9536
Mykhalovskiy, Eric and Rosengarten, Marsha. 2009. Commentaries on the nature of social and cultural research: Interviews on HIV/AIDS with Judy Auerbach, Susan Kippax, Steven Epstein, Didier Fassin, Barry Adam and Dennis Altman. Social Theory & Health, 7(3), pp. 284-304. ISSN 1477-8211
Mykhalovskiy, Eric and Rosengarten, Marsha. 2009. HIV/AIDS in its third decade: Renewed critique in social and cultural analysis – An introduction. Social Theory & Health, 7(3), ISSN 1477-8211
Mykhalovskiy, Eric and Rosengarten, Marsha. 2009. Special Issue on HIV/AIDS in its third decade: renewed critique in social and cultural analysis Social Theory & Health. Social Theory & Health, 7(3), pp. 187-195. ISSN 1477-8211
Rosengarten, Marsha and Michael, Mike. 2009. Rethinking the bioethical enactment of drugged bodies: On the paradoxes of using anti-HIV drug therapy as a technology for prevention (PrEP). Science as Culture, 18(2), pp. 183-199. ISSN 0950-5431
Rosengarten, Marsha and Mykhalovskiy, Eric. 2009. Commentaries on the nature of social and cultural research: Interviews on HIV/AIDS with Judy Auerbach, Susan Kippax, Steven Epstein, Didier Fassin, Barry Adam and Dennis Altman. Social Theory & Health, 7(3), pp. 284-304. ISSN 1477-8211
Michael, Mike; Rosengarten, Marsha; Mykhalovskiy, Eric and Imrie, John. 2008. Dealing with the challenges of technological innovation in HIV prevention and treatment. The Lancet, 372(9636), pp. 357-358.
Rosengarten, Marsha. 2006. AIDS, Rhetoric, and Medical Knowledge - Alex Preda (book review). British Journal of Sociology, 57(4), pp. 728-730. ISSN 0007-1315
Flowers, Paul; Davis, Mark; Hart, Graham; Rosengarten, Marsha and Imrie, John. 2006. Diagnosis and stigma and identity amongst HIV positive Black Africans living in the UK. Psychology and Health, 21(1), pp. 109-122. ISSN 0887-0446
Rosengarten, Marsha; Hart, G.; Flowers, P. and Imrie, J.. 2004. After the Euphoria: HIV medical technologies from the perspective of their prescribers. Sociology of Health and Illness, 26(5), pp. 575-596. ISSN 01419889
Waldby, C.; Rosengarten, Marsha; Treloar, C. and Fraser, S.. 2004. Blood and bioidentity: ideas about self, boundaries and risk among blood donors and people living with Hepatitis C. Social Science & Medicine, 59(7), pp. 1461-1471. ISSN 02779536
Savransky, Martin; Gabrys, Jennifer; Rosengarten, Marsha and Wilkie, Alex. 2014. 'Speculation and Speculative Research Workshop', International Workshop with participants from UK, US, and Australia on speculation in social and cultural research and STS.
Rosengarten, Marsha; Race, K. and Kippax, S.. 2000. "Touch Wood, Everything Will Be Ok": Gay Men’s Understandings of Clinical Markers in Sexual Practice. Project Report. National Centre in HIV Social Research, Sidney.