Natalie Porter is a Research Fellow in Bioproperty at the Institute for Science, Innovation, and Society. She completed her PhD in anthropology in 2012 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Previously, she was a visiting lecturer at the University of Freiburg in Germany.
Natalie’s research focuses on global avian influenza governance, intersections of health expertise in pandemic contexts, and links between disease ecologies and human-animal relationships. She is currently planning a project on zoonotic disease surveillance technologies and knowledge exchange in Southeast Asia. A second project explores transgenic animals in biomedical science and livestock production.
-Science and technology studies (STS)
-Risk, disasters, and social identity
-Exchange and ownership of biological materials in global health
-Animals in contemporary biopolitics
Porter, N. (2013) Global health cadres: Avian flu management and practical statecraft in Vietnam. Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia, 28(1), 64-100.
Porter, N. (2013) Bird flu biopower: strategies for multispecies coexistence in Vietnam. American Ethnologist, 40 (1):132-148
Porter, N. (2012) Risky zoographies: The limits of place in avian flu management. Environmental humanities, 1, 103-121.