Melinda Cooper

Melinda Cooper is an ARC Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney, Australia. She is the author of Life as Surplus: Biotechnology and Capitalism in the Neoliberal Era (Washington University Press, 2008) and coauthor, with Catherine Waldby, of Clinical Labor: Human Research Subjects and Tissue Donors in the Global Bioeconomy (Duke University Press, 2014). She is currently working on two single-authored book projects—Experimental Humanitarianism, and The Fundamentals of Desire—Post-Fordist Family Values. She is coeditor of The Journal of Cultural Economy.