Dr J.R. Latham is Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Deakin University and Honorary Fellow in Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne. He is an interdisciplinary researcher and feminist theorist with expertise in cultural studies, health and medicine, trans/gender and sexuality studies.
His work combines critical concepts of ageing, 'drugs' and narrative with bioethics, queer theory, and science and technology studies (STS) with a focus on improving healthcare for marginalised people.
Dr Latham is an award-winning writer. He was recently recipient of the Feminist Theory Essay Prize for best article of the year, the Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association (AWGSA) Most Distinguished Paper Prize, and co-winner of the Symonds Prize for excellence in critical inquiry from Studies in Gender and Sexuality.
Dr Latham 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).
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A ?messenger of sex?? Making testosterone matter in motivations for anabolic-androgenic st..
Men's Performance and Image-Enhancing Drug Use as Self-Transformation: Working Out in Make..
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Maintaining the healthy body: Blood management and hepatitis C prevention among men who inject performance and image-enhancing drugs.
Renae Fomiatti, Emily Lenton, JR Latham, Suzanne Fraser, David Moore, Kate Seear, Campbell Aitken
Journal article | 2020 | International Journal of Drug Policy
Australia's ambitious aim to 'eliminate' hepatitis C as a public health concern by 2030 requires researchers, policy makers and he..
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Most Distinguished Paper Prize, Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association
Best PhD Thesis Prize, Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association
Australian Feminist Studies' Outstanding Paper Award for innovative feminist scholarship
2017 Feminist Theory Essay Prize for best article of the year
Nancy Millis University Medal
2016 Symonds Prize for excellence in critical inquiry, Studies in Gender and Sexuality
Best paper by a graduate student
Harold Mitchell Travelling Fellowship
Culture And Communication
Historical And Philosophical Studies
Culture And Communication
Social And Political Sciences
Languages And Linguistics
Australasian Association for Literature (ALA)
Australasian STS Network (AuSTS)
Deakin Science and Society Network (SSN)
Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S)
Association for Cultural Studies (ACS)
Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association (AWGSA)
Sexuality Studies Association (SSA)
Doctor of Philosophy
La Trobe University
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)