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Now available to watch online on our Youtube Channel: The Third ReproSoc Annual Lecture, "Security as Reproduction", Professor Rosalind Petchesky

20 September 2020

The Third Annual ReproSoc Public Lecture Security as Reproduction: the Biopolitics of Walls in Israel/Palestine and Beyond Professor Rosalind Petchesky November 2017, Cambridge It was with great enthusiasm and excitement that ReproSoc welcomed Rosalind Petchesky to Cambridge this autumn to deliver a lecture on a new...

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Are perceptions of reproduction changing among gay men? Recruitment for the study of gay men's use of surrogacy in the UK and overseas - by Marcin Smietana

14 July 2020

Study of Gay Men’s Experiences of Surrogacy In spring and summer 2020, Marcin Smietana is carrying out interviews with gay men who live in the UK and who have pursued surrogacy, whether in the UK or overseas. He is interested in people’s stories about their paths to surrogacy and their experiences of it. Under the current...

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Sexual identities and reproductive orientations: Coming out as wanting (or not wanting) to have children - New Article by Robert Pralat

16 June 2020

We are excited to announce that the article ' Sexual identities and reproductive orientations: Coming out as wanting (or not wanting) to have children', written by our Research Associate and Leverhulme Early Career Fellow Robert Pralat, has just been published is available open access . Sexual identities and reproductive...

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Call for Papers ‘Queer Feminist Approaches to Social Reproduction in the Environmental Crisis’

1 April 2020

Call for Papers ‘Queer Feminist Approaches to Social Reproduction in the Environmental Crisis’ University of Cambridge, Department of Sociology, October 2020 From Silvia Federici to Angela Davis, marxist feminist theorists of political economy have demonstrated the historical contingency of the hierarchical sexual and...

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The speculative turn in IVF: egg freezing and the financialization of fertility - New Article by Lucy van de Wiel

31 March 2020

We are excited to announce that the article 'The speculative turn in IVF: egg freezing and the financialization of fertility', written by our Research Associate Lucy van de Wiel , has just been published in New Genetics and Society and is available open access . The speculative turn in IVF: egg freezing and the...

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Dish Life: The Game is released on iOS, Android & Steam

25 February 2020

Part-Sims, part-Tamagotchi game puts players in the shoes of a budding stem cell researcher as they progress from undergraduate student to professor "Dish Life" is a new free-to-play game developed by researchers from ReproSoc (Reproductive Sociology Research Group) and the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute , and produced by...

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Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology publishes POSTnote co-authored by Amarpreet Kaur

27 January 2020

Last week, a four-page briefing document for MPs and Peers, aka a POSTnote, co-authored by Amarpreet Kaur (now a 3 rd year PhD Student with ReproSoc) was published by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) where she undertook a fellowship last year. The POSTnote on Human Germline Genome Editing provides...

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The datafication of reproduction: time‐lapse embryo imaging and the commercialisation of IVF - new article by Lucy van de Wiel in The Sociology of Health and Illness

18 October 2019

A new article by Lucy van de Wiel, The datafication of reproduction: time‐lapse embryo imaging and the commercialisation of IVF, is now out in the Digital Health special issue of the Sociology of Health and Illness. 'The 21st century has witnessed the emergence of in silico reproduction alongside the familiar in vitro...

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Parenthood as intended: Reproductive responsibility, moral judgements and having children ‘by accident’ – new article by Robert Pralat in The Sociological Review

2 August 2019

A new article by Robert Pralat is now out in The Sociological Review . “ Parenthood as intended: Reproductive responsibility, moral judgements and having children ‘by accident ’” explores meanings of a particular comment that, in Robert’s interviews with lesbians and gay men, women in particular often made unprompted: that...

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Dr Noémie Merleau-Ponty Awarded Permanent "Associate Scientist" Position by CNRS

31 July 2019

We are delighted to share the news that Noémie Merleau-Ponty has been successful at the CNRS competition and will take up a position as "associate scientist” in France in the coming academic year. We will truly miss Noémie, who has been a core member of ReproSoc since 2016, but are so pleased she has received this...

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