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ReproSoc Conference - Remaking Reproduction

We are really excited to announce that we will be hosting an international conference next year; Remaking Reproduction: The Global Politics of Reproductive Technologies. The conference, which is designed primarily for early career scholars and doctoral students, will take place at Murray Edwards College from the 27 - 29th June 2018. Please visit the website to find out more, and to submit an abstract if you are interested in taking part in the panels which will be running throughout the conference.

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Visiting Scholar Vasudha Mohanka

This term we are delighted to be joined by visiting scholar Vasudha Mohanka, a doctoral student at the University of Wollongong, writing her dissertation on the history of In Vitro Fertilisation in India analysing language in the coverage of IVF related issues in a popularly circulated English news magazine.

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ReproSoc Director

In 2012 Professor Sarah Franklin received awards from the Wellcome Trust (Senior Investigator), ESRC (Seminar Series) and British Academy (Academy Research project) to establish two new initiatives: The IVF Histories and Cultures Project (with Martin Johnson and Nick Hopwood) and the Reproductive Sociology Research Group (ReproSoc).

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ReproSoc Public Talk - "Foreign Girls Come to London" - Residency, Travel and Abortion Access, 1960-1975

On the 11th May we will be joined by Christabelle Sethna from the University of Ottowa who will give our public talk for this term: "Foreign Girls Come to London": Residency, Travel and Abortion Access, 1960-1975. The talk will take place from 12:30-1pm in Room E, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge - we hope to see you there!

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The Reproductive Sociology Research Group supports research and teaching on the social and cultural implications of new reproductive technologies. ReproSoc is based within the Department of Sociology and is part of an expanding concentration of Reproductive Studies at Cambridge, is led by Professor Sarah Franklin and has funding from the Wellcome Trust, British Academy, ESRC, ERC, and Office of the Vice Chancellor, as well as several other funding bodies.


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Video Podcast

Our latest video podcast is Ayo Wahlberg speaking at the Procreative Selections conference in Paris earlier this year, an event which was co-organised by our Research Associate Noémie Merleau-Ponty.

There is more information about the conference in our Procreative Selections blog post.