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Reproductive Sociology Research Group


I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, and a visiting scholar at ReproSoc from August 2018 to May 2019.

My Ph.D. project explores stem cell biotechnologies in India. In my work I elaborate 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. My research has been funded by the European Research Council project Red Revolution and is supervised by Prof. A. Bharadwaj and Prof. S. Randeria. For the academic year 2018-2019 I have been awarded a mobility fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation.

I completed my B.A. in social anthropology (major) and economics (minor) at the University of Zurich and have spent a year at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin. I pursued my M.A. in anthropology and sociology at the Graduate Institute in Geneva and studied for a semester at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. In my M.A. dissertation I have been exploring the politics and policy of surrogacy arrangements in India. Currently, I am also the editor for the “Dissertating” section of the open-access journal Medicine, Anthropology, Theory (MAT).

Academic Year 2018-19
 Gabriela  Hertig

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