Reproductive Trouble? Conférences plénières

Reproductive Trouble? Conférences plénières

29.11.2023 18:15 – 20:00

"Reproduction in the Social Sciences"

Based on feminist scholarship and critique, this conference will present some preliminary ideas towards an analysis of the status of reproduction in the social sciences, and sketch out some possible ways to articulate its centrality.

Catherine Waldby is Research Professor at the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University. Her research focuses on social studies of biomedicine and the life sciences. Her recent books include Clinical Labor: Tissue donors and Research Subjects in the Global Bioeconomy (with Melinda Cooper), Duke University Press (2014) and The Oocyte Economy: The Changing Meanings of Human Eggs, Duke University Press (2019).

"Assisted Troubles: Assisted Reproductive Technologies and the Future of Reproduction"

In this contemporary era where extractive processes have reached an unmatched peak, reproduction, as perpetually assisted and increasingly technologically mediated, has become a contentious matter. The notion of "assisted troubles" presents an opportunity to queer and reconsider how the present, as it stands, came into being, and what potential reproductive future scenarios may emerge for humanity on our deeply troubled planet.

Aditya Bharadwaj is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology and Co-director of the Gender Centre at the Geneva Graduate Institute. His research expertise and academic interests include medical anthropology, gender and sexuality, technologically mediated human reproduction, globalization of medical biotechnologies of stem cells and cellular biology. Bharadwaj has authored and co-authored four books, including Global Perspectives on Stem Cell Technologies (edited volume), Palgrave Macmillan (2018) and Conceptions: Infertility and Procreative Modernity in India, Berghahn Books (2016).

Conférences en anglais, traduites en français


Auditoire Louis-Jeantet, Maison des Fondations
Rte de Florissant 77, Genève

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Institut des études genre


Catherine Waldby, Research Professor, Australian National University
Aditya Bharadwaj, Professor, Chair of the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Geneva Graduate Institute

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