Joseph Pugliese


Research Director of the Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. He has published widely on biopolitics, state violence, refugee and asylum seeker studies, race, ethnicity and whiteness, cultural studies of law, and bodies and technologies. Selected publications include Biometrics: Bodies, Technologies, Biopolitics (Routledge, 2010) which was short-listed for the international Surveillance Studies Book Prize, and State Violence and the Execution of Law: Biopolitical Caesurae of Torture, Black Sites, Drones (Routledge, 2013), which was nominated for the UK’s Hart Socio-Legal Book Prize 2013 and the US’s Law and Society Association Herbert Jacob Book Prize 2013.

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