PhD Student at Institute of Public Goods and Policies, CSIC (Spanish National Research Center)
Sara Lafuente Funes is a Ph.D student who holds a FPI pre-doc scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Economics. She is based at the Institute of Public Goods and Policies (IPP) at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and she is studying her PhD on Sociology at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid (UCM). She got her Master’s degree at the London School of Economics on the program ‘Biomedicine, Bioscience and Society’ and her bachelors in Sociology at UCM. Her thesis, supervised by Vincenzo Pavone, CSIC, and Rubén Blanco, UCM, studies imaginaries and expectations around eggs within scientific contexts. In particular, she is interested on the imaginaries around eggs within different types of scientific research and practice, such as parthenogenesis research, stem cell research and human assisted reproduction. She follows a Feminist STS perspective in dialogue with both feminist economics and queer theory. Her Master’s thesis ‘Parthenogenesis: A Feminist Approach to its Imaginaries within the Scientific Community' focused on imaginaries around parthenogenesis on the news found on Science and Nature during the last twenty years. She is part of the research group BioARReMe, whose main researcher is Vincenzo Pavone and which is founded by the Spanish Ministry of Economics to study ‘The bioeconomy of Reproduction: the mutually constitutive interaction between assisted reproduction and regenerative medicine’ in a comparative between the UK and Spain. Also, she is part of working group three of the Cost Action around “Bio-objects and their Boundaries: Governing matters at the intersection of Society, Politics and Science”.