Robert Mitchell

Robert Mitchell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Affiliated Faculty in Women's Studies, and a Faculty member of the Institute of Genome Sciences and Policy at Duke University. His research focuses on late eighteenth and early nineteenth century intersections between science and literature, as well as more contemporary relationships among biological materials, economics, and information processing technologies.

His published work includes Sympathy and the State in the Romantic Era: Systems, State Finance, and the Shadows of Futurity (Routledge, 2007); Tissue Economies: Blood, Organs and Cell Lines in Late Capitalism (Duke University Press, 2006), co-authored with Catherine Waldby; and Data Made Flesh: Embodying Information (Routledge, 2003) and Semiotic Flesh: Information and the Human Body (University of Washington Press, 2002), both co-edited with Phillip Thurtle. He is also editor, with Phillip Thurtle, of the book series In Vivo: Cultural Mediations of Biomedical Science, published by the University of Washington Press.