Meredith Nash is a PhD candidate
in the Gender Studies Department at the University of Melbourne in Australia. She completed Master of Arts (Gender Studies
and Development) at the University of Melbourne and B.S. Psychology/Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois, Champaign
Urbana. Her Master’s thesis entitled, ‘Digital Deception: The Disappearance of Women Through Ultrasonography’
analyses the exposure of the pregnant belly as a site of surveillance and object of the medical gaze. Meredith’s current
research focuses on the nature of public pregnancy, feminine embodiment, women’s narratives, and the commodification
of motherhood. Her publications reflect her research interests including, ‘The Fetishised Fetus: Creating ‘Life’
With Ultrasound’ and ‘Windows of the Womb: an Exploration of Ultrasonography and the Science of Medical Seeing’.
‘Oh Baby, baby: (un)veiling Britney Spears’ pregnant body’,
Michigan Feminist Studies, vol.19, Fall 2006-Spring 2006, 27-50.
‘Windows of the Womb: an Exploration
of Ultrasonography and the Science of Medical ‘Seeing’, Interventions, Interactions and Interrelations: School of Languages
Postgraduate Research Papers on Language and Literature, vol. 5, 2005, 111-32.
‘The fetishised fetus: creating ‘life’ with ultrasound’,
Traffic, vol. 7, 2005, 37-56.
‘The science of
medical seeing: constructing reality through ultrasound’, sole contributer, Mother Knows Best: Talking Back to Baby
Experts, J. Nathanson and Laura Tuley (eds), Demeter Press, forthcoming 2008
‘‘I’m not fat, I’m pregnant’: Dealing with your
changing body’, Cosmopolitan Pregnancy, vol. 5, 14-18 (will be on newsstands 13 November 2006)