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Reproductive Sociology Research Group

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Aideen O'Shaughnessy

Aideen O'Shaughnessy

PhD candidate


Biography:

Aideen is a PhD candidate under the supervision of Prof. Sarah Franklin. Aideen has a B.A. (Hons) in Sociology and French from Trinity College Dublin and an M.A. in Gender Studies (Research) from Utrecht University. Influenced by feminist social history, feminist medical anthropology and feminist phenomenology, her PhD research will examine embodied experiences of pregnancy in the Republic of Ireland following the repeal of the 8th amendment. Her wider research interests within the sociology of reproduction include the medicalisation of pregnancy and childbirth; she is also interested more broadly in queer theory, postcolonial theory and feminist epistemologies and methodologies. Aideen’s research is funded by both the Economic Social Research Council and The Cambridge Trust.