Dr Richie Nimmo

Senior Lecturer in Sociology

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Activities and esteem

 

Guest-editor of December 2019 themed issue of Journal of History of Science and Technology (HoST) on Animals, Science and Technology: Multispecies Histories of Scientific and Socio-technical Knowledge-Practices.

Guested-editor of mini-special issue of Discover Society (July 2019) on Factory Farming, Animals, Food, Health, Environment and Risk.

Editor of the four volume collection Actor-Network Theory Research (2016) for Sage Benchmarks in Social Research Methods.

Invited author of key concept entry on Posthumanism for Sage Research Methods Foundations (2019). 

Regular peer reviewer for journals; in recent years including Society and Animals, Humanimalia, Animal Studies, Cultural Sociology, Sociological Review, Journal of Cultural Economy, Environmental Humanities, and Sociology.  

Occasional peer reviewer for book proposals and research proposals in the area of Human-Animal Studies for Routledge, Sage, the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Animals and Society Fellow at Wesleyan University, Connecticut, in 2011, funded by the Animals and Society Institute in association with Wesleyan Animal Studies.  

 

Some reviews of Richie's work:

Milk, Modernity and the Making of the Human: Purifying the Social (2010) Routledge, London and New York.

“In a nuanced, thoroughly organic interweaving of theoretical argument and historical account, Nimmo delivers a genealogical historiography of the modern British dairy industry from its rise in the late nineteenth century through its dramatic intensifications of the early twentieth century. Humanist discourse is tracked through the intricate infrastructure of disciplinary instruments underpinning the sanitary, breeding, nutritional, and veterinary knowledge practices enrolled to deliver clean milk. Adopting the ‘radically symmetrical approach’ of recent social studies of science […] the book's chapters steadily lay bare the purifying processes of a fundamental humanism that organised the very ways it became possible to be human under conditions of modernity […] The contribution of Milk, Modernity and the Making of the Human is to richly elicit the tiny ingredients of that ‘work’ in all its conceptual and instrumental dimensions.” 

Professor Kay Anderson, Institute for Culture & Society, University of Western Sydney. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17530350.2012.697441

Actor-Network Theory Research (2016), Sage, Benchmarks in Social Research Methods, London and New York.

“Actor-Network Theory has been hugely influential across the social sciences and far beyond, and this volume serves as an ideal overview of both its core themes and its many developments and uses. Richie Nimmo has done an admirable job in compiling an excellent mix of classic statements, extended elaborations, critical commentaries, and empirical application. For anyone interested in exploring the promise of Actor-Network Theory, whether that be theoretical, methodological or political - Actor-Network Theory Research is an essential resource.” 

Professor Mike Michael, Professor of Sociology & Social Policy, University of Sydney. https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/actor-network-theory-research/book243482

 

Activities

  1. 2021
  2. Brill (Publisher)

    Richie Nimmo (Member of editorial board)

    1 Nov 2021 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

  3. 2019
  4. HoST - Journal of History of Science and Technology (Journal)

    Richie Nimmo (Guest editor)

    19 Nov 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

  5. Discover Society (Journal)

    Richie Nimmo (Guest editor)

    7 Aug 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

  6. 2018
  7. 'Ways of Unknowing: On Alterity, Mediation and Liminality in Anthropocene Ethnographies'

    Richie Nimmo (Invited speaker)

    11 Dec 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  8. 2017
  9. ‘The Mechanical Calf: On the Making of a Multi-Species Machine’

    Richie Nimmo (Invited speaker)

    23 Jun 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  10. ‘Some Reflections on More-Than-Human Biopolitics in an Age of Entropy’

    Richie Nimmo (Invited speaker)

    28 Mar 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  11. ‘Reflections on Bees, Honey and Values’

    Richie Nimmo (Invited speaker)

    31 Jan 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  12. 2016
  13. ‘The Mechanical Calf: On the Making of a Multi-Species Machine’

    Richie Nimmo (Invited speaker)

    30 Sep 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  14. ‘Bees and BioSocial Becoming: Biology, Politics and the Social in Entomology’

    Richie Nimmo (Speaker)

    1 Sep 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

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