Emerald Studies In Gender, Health And Technology

Emerald Studies in Gender, Health and Technology looks across a range of sites, processes and practices to consider the complex and shifting ways in which gender, technology and health intersect.

The series provides a new forum for exploring these intersections and the sites where they occur, asking: how are gender, technology and health (re)made in interaction with each other? How are the intersections of gender, technology and health marked by generation, race, class, sexuality, (dis)ability, and other relations of difference?

The series encompasses both historical and contemporary perspectives on gender, technology and health, asking questions about the norms and materialities their intersections enact, the experiences, development and production of particular health technologies, access to them and their trajectories of use, appropriation and resistance.

We invite contributions across the social sciences, arts and humanities as well as interdisciplinary research that traverses humanities, social scientific, and biomedical perspectives to challenge narrow definitions of gender, technology and health, and ask critical questions about their intersections. Possible research areas include, but are not limited to:

  • mobile technologies
  • biosensing technologies
  • assistive technologies
  • sport and physical activity
  • technologies of enhancement
  • cosmetic surgery
  • personalised medicine
  • menstruation and menopause
  • reproductive technologies
  • biopolitics and bioethics
  • biocrime and biohacking
  • technologies of (anti-)fatness
  • transplantation
  • transgender
  • ageing and care
  • screening
  • media representation

To submit a proposal to this series, please contact the series editors via email:

Karen Throsby
University of Leeds, UK
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Sonja Erikainen
University of Edinburgh, UK