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Heidi J. Nast

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Theories of fertility and reproduction; inter-sectional analyses of critical sexuality, queer, race, and gender theories and well as critical social, economic, and cultural theory. Critical pet studies. Animal-human relations.

COURSES TAUGHT - UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM
INT 204 - Cultural Analysis
INT 206 - Boundaries & Identities
INT 364 - Race, Sex and Difference
INT 364 - Political Economy of Sex

COURSES TAUGHT - GRADUATE PROGRAM
INT 407 - Race, Sex and Difference
INT 502 - Political Economy of Sex

EDUCATION
PhD,  McGill University, Cultural Geography, High Honors
MSc, McGill University, Geological Sciences
BSc, University of Texas, Geological Sciences, Special Honors

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Books
2015. Pet-i-filia. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press.

2005. Concubines and Power: Five Hundred Years  in a Northern Nigerian Palace. Minneapolis: 
University of Minnesota Press. Winner of the African Studies Association’s annual Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize, 2005.

Articles and book chapters
2015. The machine-phallus and the geopolitical economy of masculinity and race. Special issue on Category/Gender, Psychoanalytic Inquiry 35(8). Susan McNamara (ed).

2015. Pit Bulls, slavery, and whiteness in the mid- to late- nineteenth century US: Geographical trajectories; primary sources. In Katy Gillespie and Rosemary-Claire Collard (eds), In Critical animal geographies, 127-146. New York: Routledge.

2014. “Race,” the imperializing geography of the machine, and psychoanalysis. In Psychoanalytic Geographies, 281-301. Edited by Paul Kingsbury and Steve Pile. London: Ashbury.

2011. ‘Race’ and the Bio(necro)polis. Antipode: a Radical Journal of Geography 43(5):1457-1464.

2011 (with Michael McIntyre). Bio(necro)polis: Marx, surplus populations, and the spatial dialectics of ‘race.’ Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography. 43(5): 1465-1488.

2011. Liminality, physicality, difference.  Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 29: 565-566.

2008. III. Secrets, reflexivity, and geographies of refusal. Feminism & Psychology 18(3): 395-400.

2008. Women, royalty, and indigo-dyeing in northern Nigeria, circa 1500 to 1807.  In Court Women around the World, 232-261. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

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