Nik Brown

Nik Brown is Professor in Science and Technology Studies and Head of the Department of Sociology at the University of York, and a long-standing member of York’s Science and Technology Studies Unit (SATSU). His areas of research concern the biopolitics of immunity in a wide range of empirical contexts including transplantation, biobanking, antimicrobial resistance, and the inter-relationships between microbial ecology, infections and architectural/building design.

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Vital Circulations and Circuits: Reflections around vitality and the biopolitical regulation of its flows

Vital Circulations and Circuits: Reflections around vitality and the biopolitical regulation of its flows


Most of us probably feel well-schooled in the nature of respiratory viruses after a blistering global pandemic and frequent news items of the latest outbreak of another strain of COVID-19 or influenza. For many, a headache, a sneeze, or a new and persistent cough directs our attention within and across the circulations that simultaneously sustain […]