Robert Mitchell is an associate professor in the department of English, affliated faculty member in Women’s Studies, and a faculty member of the Institute of Genome Sciences and Policy at Duke University. His research focuses on late 18th and early 19th century intersections between science and literature, as well as more contemporary relationships among biological materials, economics, and information technologies. His published work includes Sympathy and the State in the Romanic Era: Systems, State Finance, and the Shadows of Futurity (Routledge, 2007); Tissue Economies: Blood, Organs and Cell Lines in Late Capitalism), co-authored with Catherine Waldby, (Duke University Press, 2006; and Data Made Flesh: Embodying Information (Routledge, 2003) and Semiotic Flesh: Information and the Human Body (University of Washington Press, 2002), both co-edited with Phillip Thurtle. He is also editor, with Phillip Thurtle, of the book series In Vivo: Cultural Mediations of Biomedical Science, published by the University of Washington Press.

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