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Dr Paige Patchin
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Appointment
  • Lecturer in Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Studies
  • UCL Institute for Advanced Studies
  • SHS Faculty Office
  • Faculty of S&HS
Biography

Paige holds a BA in History from the University of Minnesota and an MA and PhD in Geography from the University of British Columbia. 

Research Summary

I am currently working on two books. The first, near completion, is on Zika public health emergency; it takes the circulation of the virus within empire and patriarchy as a point of departure for rethinking the politics of reproductive health and reproduction. The second, just beginning, is a multi-sited study of ecofascist culture and politics. 

I have wide interests which are not limited to my published work, and would be happy to work with students whose research plans fall outside of what I have done or am doing. Some areas I am currently reading around include race and gender in the history of genetics; the futures of eugenic thought; nature and the Anthropocene; vaccines; Scandinavian colonialism; oil drilling in Mexico; and new nativisms and nationalisms. 


Teaching Summary

I teach on the core modules for the MA programme in Race and Postcolonial Studies at the Sarah Parker Remond Centre, as well as a course titled 'The politics of health and medicine: race, gender, and nation'. 

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