In this podcast, “Why scientists collected the blood of Indigenous Peoples”, Emma talks with Michael F. Robinson, Professor of History, University of Hartford, about the history of biospecimen collection among the aboriginal peoples of Australia. Emma is the co-author, together with Joanna Radin, of “Indigenous Biospecimen Collections and the Cryopolitics of Frozen Life,” published in the Journal of Sociology. Michael’s podcast series, Time to Eat the Dogs, explores the intersection of science, history and exploration.
Emma Kowal is a member of the Research Centre for Deep History’s Advisory Committee. She is Professor of Anthropology at the Alfred Deakin Institute and Convener of the Science and Society Network at Deakin University. Much of her work is at the intersection of science and technology studies, postcolonial studies and indigenous studies, important considerations for the Research Centre.