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Reproductive Sociology Research Group

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New Publication

The new special issue of Sociological Research Online on 'Making Parents Across Borders' has recently been published, guest edited by ReproSoc Alumni Zeynep Gurtin and Affiliated Scholar Charlotte Faircloth. The issue includes a paper by our Research Associate Marcin Smietana and is available to read online.

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Life in Translation

Life in Translation is a collaborative project led by Professor Sarah Franklin, Dr Noémie Merleau-Ponty and Karen Jent. The project explores from social scientific and ethnographic perspectives a contemporary emphasis in the biosciences on biomedical translation, and examines the varied interdisciplinary techniques and practices with which biology is brought into conversation with, directed at and converted into applications.

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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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Dish Life

What do scientists really think about the stem cells they culture? Dish Life is a melting pot of stem cell science, sociology and creative film-making, written and directed by Chloe Thomas, and produces by Loriana Vitillo and ReproSoc's Karen Jent for the Cambridge Shirts Series.

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ReproSoc Events

Find out more about our previous and upcoming events

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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 Chanccelloer, as well as several other funding bodies.

Video Podcast

Our latest video podcast is our second annual public lecture, Cosmopolitan Conceptions in Global Dubai by Marcia Inhorn.