Public Programs And Events

Whose Body, What Choice: Egg Provision, Gestational Surrogacy, and Extending Parenthood

Whose Body, What Choice: Egg Provision, Gestational Surrogacy, and Extending Parenthood

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall
General Public 

As the scope of reproductive technologies expands, individuals with specific reproductive desires are capitalizing on new ways to create families, policymakers are scrambling to regulate practices locally and internationally, and researchers are making use of the “leftover” bioresources to support biomedical research. The Interdisciplinary Science and Gender Studies programs invite you to join a panel of scholars to discuss the societal and legal dimensions of reproductive and stem cell technologies that involve and invoke bodies, labor, and care. 

The panel will be preceded by a brief presentation by Katayoun Chamany, Associate Professor of Biology at Eugene Lang College, and Lisa Rubin, Associate Professor of Psychology at The New School will moderate. Refreshments will be provided.

Panelists include:

Daisy Deomampo, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Fordham University, alumna of The New School, and author of Transnational Reproduction: Race, Kinship, and Commercial Surrogacy in India (2016).

Laura Mamo, Professor of Health Education and Associate Director of the Health Equity Institute for Research, Practice and Policy at San Francisco State University, author of Queering Reproduction: Achieving Pregnancy in an Age of Technoscience (2010).

Lisa Ikemoto, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Law at U.C. Davis School of Law and Bioethics Associate of the U.C. Davis Health System Bioethics Program, author of several articles focused on labor connected to egg, surrogacy, and stem cell markets.

This event is part of the Gender Studies Labors of Love series and the Health Challenges for the 21st Century: The Global and National Landscape series.

Sponsored by the Department of Natural Sciences and Math at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts and the Gender Studies Program at The New School. Co-sponsored by Student Health Services, Wellness, and Health Promotion.

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