Henrietta Byrne

Henrietta Byrne

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics


I am a PhD Candidate in Gender Studies and Anthropology at the University of Adelaide. I completed a Bachelor of Arts with double majors in French and Anthropology, also at the University of Adelaide, with first class Honours in Anthropology for my thesis 'Dialysis in the Desert: Blood, biopower, and biomedical technologies in Central Australia' which explored relationships between land, machines, and bodies for anangu and warlpiri people using dialysis to manage End-Stage Renal Disease. My current PhD work draws on Medical Anthropology, Gender Studies, and Science and Technology Studies to investigate settler colonialism and biopower in relation to discourses of intergenerational trauma and epigenetics.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Warin, M., Keaney, J., Kowal, E., & Byrne, H. (2022). Circuits of Time: Enacting Postgenomics in Indigenous Australia. Body and Society, 1357034X2110700.
    DOI Scopus1
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2020 Byrne, H. (2020). Dialysis in the desert: blood, biomedial technologies, and transformation in Central Australia. In R. Vokes, & A. Dundon (Eds.), Shifting States New Perspectives on Security, Infrastructure, and Political Affect. Routledge.

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