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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 Mianna Meskus

This term we are delighted to be joined by visiting scholar Mianna Meskus, an academy research fellow at the University of Helsinki where she leads Academy of Finland and Kone Foundation funded research projects studying value creation and governance related to reproduction and ageing.

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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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Dish Life at the Cambridge Science Festival - 22nd March 2018

How does society connect to and manipulate living matter and how can we explore this through film and virtual games? Cambridge Stem Cell Institute and the Department of Sociology bring you an interactive panel discussion exploring the relationship between researchers and the living materials they study.

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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.