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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 2019. 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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New Publication by Mwenza Blell

The latest publication by our lecturer Mwenza Blell, British Pakistani Muslim Masculinity, (In)fertility, and the Clinical Encounter, is now available with open access online.

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New Publication by Katie Dow

Katie Dow's latest article, 'The men who made the breakthrough':How the British press represented Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards, is now available online.

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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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We're really excited to announce that the speaker at our third annual public lecture will be Professor Rosalind Petchesky! Her talk, titled Security as Reprodcution: the Biopolitics of Walls in Israel/Palestine and Beyond, will take place in the Pitt Building at 5pm. 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 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.