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ReproSoc Annual Lecture 2018 with Charis Thompson

We are delighted to announce that our annual lecture this year will be given by Charis Thompson, and will be held at 5pm on the 1st of November in the Pitt Building, Cambridge. To find out more about the talk, On Separation: Reproduction in Migra-Political Times, please visit our Events Page.

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Conference Photos

We're delighted to share with you the photos from the conference. We hope that they show just how truly special, generous and (re)generative the conference was, with over 90 people presenting papers, four plenary sessions with multiple speakers in conversation, a dance performance, art exhibition, book launch, and much much more...

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Visiting Scholar Gabriela Hertig

We are delighted to be joined by visiting scholar Gabriela Hertig, a doctoral student at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, for the entire academic year. Her research explores stem cell biotechnologies in India, focusing on how the everyday commercial and therapeutic provision of stem cell treatments in India is entangled with normative regimes of science and translational medicine, the formalization of (bio)ethics and regulatory concerns globally and within India

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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 Newsletter

Read our latest newsletter to find out what we got up to last term!

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New Research Associate - Kathryn Medien

This term we have been joined by a new Research Associate, Kathryn Medien. Her research combines her interests in colonialism, anti-racism, reproduction, gender and sexuality. She is currently researching the relationship between sexuality and Israel’s occupation of Palestine through a focus on sexual violence, the regulation of mixed-relationships, and reproductive technologies and medicine.

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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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The ReproSoc team interviewed Professor Mary Beard, Professor Jack Halberstam and Professor Marilyn Strathern to find out their views on why reproduction matters today, and what role research has to play

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