Carr, Rachel

PhD Candidate

University of Sydney

Rachel Carr is a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney, in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy. Her research interests are at the intersection of Human-Animal studies, Feminist Science and Technology Studies, and Critical Public health. Her PhD project examines animal-to-human transplantation (xenotransplantation), looking at regulatory and virology discourses/practices; with a focus on the intersections between imagining or performing nation, and imagining and securing “the human” within this biomedical field.

100% Pure Pigs: New Zealand and the Cultivation of Pure Auckland Island Pigs for Xenotransplantation, Animal Studies Journal, 5(2), 2016, 78-100. Available at: