Thomas Lemke

is Professor of Sociology with a focus on Biotechnologies, Nature and Society in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Goethe University Frankfurt in Germany. His research interests cover social and political theory, biopolitics, and social studies of genetic and reproductive technologies. Recent publications include Perspectives on Genetic Discrimination(Routledge, 2013); Governmentality: Current Issues and Future Challenges (co-edited with Ulrich Bröckling and Susanne Krasmann; Routledge, 2011); Biopolitics: An Advanced Introduction (New York University Press, 2011); and Foucault, Governmentality and Critique (Paradigm, 2011).

The Biology of Citizenship: Immigration, DNA Testing, and the State

The Biology of Citizenship: Immigration, DNA Testing, and the State

The past twenty years have witnessed a “return of the citizen,” 1 resulting in manifold proposals to redefine and expand the notion of citizenship and its links to the nation-states, giving rise to terms like post-national, denationalized, and transnational citizenship. 2 In the last decade, a new concept has emerged that has received particular attention in the citizenship discourse: “biological” 3… Read more →