Western University Political ScienceFaculty of Social Science

Nandita Biswas Mellamphy

Associate Professor


Ph.D., University of Toronto
Telephone: 519.661.2111 ext. 81161
E-mail: nbiswasm@uwo.ca
Office: Social Sciences Centre 4133


Department of Women’s Studies and Feminist Research, UWO.
Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism, UWO.
Fellow of the Center for Transformative Media at the Parsons: The New School, NY, USA.
Fellow of the Center for War and Technology at Bath University, UK.
Recently, she also became the Director of the newly formed Electro-Governance research group at Western (egg.uwo.ca)

Nietzsche Workshops

Research Interests

Professor Biswas Mellamphy specializes in critical and radical political theory as well as the history of political thought from antiquity to post-modernity. Her topics of study include post-humanism, digital media culture, continental philosophy (especially the work of Friedrich Nietzsche and the post-Nietzscheans), and the political dimensions of contemporary science-fiction and current-day neuroscience; Algorithmic Governance, Electronic Governance, Surveillance, War on Terror, Insecurity, Neuromarketing, Net-centricity.

Current Research Projects

  1. Professor Biswas Mellamphy is working on a book which will explore issues of post-humanism through the lens of science-fiction.  In addition she is completing a series of articles devoted to the theorist François Laruelle’s interpretation of Nietzsche’s political thought, and a project examining the politics of hypercamouflage and avatarism.
  2. N. Biswas Mellamphy, The New ‘P.R’.: Posthuman Rationality in War, Cognition, and Culture(single-authored monograph).

Selected Publications


Refereed Journal Articles and Editions

Book Chapters

Conference Presentations

Invited Talks

Organizer of Conferences, Panels and Reading Groups

Awards and Distinctions