Reader in Cultural Theory, University of East London
Debra Benita Shaw is a Reader in Cultural Theory at the University of East London where she teaches Photography and Visual Cultures. She is the author of Women, Science & Fiction: The Frankenstein Inheritance and Technoculture: The Key Concepts and co-editor of Radical Space: Exploring Politics and Practice. She is a critical posthumanist with interests in science fiction, urban studies and science and technology studies and has published widely in international journals. Her book, Posthuman Urbanism: Mapping Bodies in Contemporary City Space, was published by Rowman & Littlefield International in 2017. She is also a series editor of Radical Cultural Studies for Rowman & Littlefield International and co-director of the Centre for Cultural Studies Research at UEL.
Debra’s work is linked to the art/law network through her interest in visual urban cultures, literature and social change as well as art’s ability to challenge fixed ontological categories. She would be interested in collaborations which focus on creative activity which unsettles species boundaries and thus what/who is recognised as a subject under the law.