Dr J.R. Latham is currently Postdoctoral Research Associate at the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI), Curtin University, and Honorary Fellow in Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne. He is a medical anthropologist and feminist philosopher whose expertise combines critical concepts of ‘addiction’, ageing and narrative with bioethics, queer theory, and science and technology studies (STS) via a focus on transgender medicine.
Dr Latham was the recipient of Australian Feminist Studies' Outstanding Paper Award for innovative feminist scholarship at the 2018 Quite Frankly conference, the Feminist Theory Essay Prize for best article of the year in 2017, the Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association (AWGSA) Most Distinguished Paper Prize (2016-2017), and the Symonds Prize for excellence in critical inquiry from Studies in Gender and Sexuality in 2016. He has taught courses in criminology, cultural studies, feminist philosophy, gender studies, history and philosophy of science, Indigenous studies, and sexuality studies. His PhD dissertation, Trans Men's Realities: An Ontological Politics of Sex, Gender and Sexuality, was awarded the Nancy Millis University Medal in 2016 and the AWGSA Best PhD Thesis Prize (2016-2017).