Cambridge Interdisciplinary Reproduction Forum (CIRF)

Created: 2013-09-12 09:22
Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Description: What is CIRF?

The idea for CIRF grew from the conversations of a group of graduate students and faculty from various departments, including HPS, the Centre for Family Research, Social Anthropology, and SPS, who wish to create opportunities for productive interdisciplinarity.
CIRF aims to provide a forum in which researchers from different disciplines and backgrounds can come together to communicate and develop new ideas and form collaborations around a common interest in reproduction.

Our ethos is to share work and ideas in a mutually supportive and productive environment.

What do we mean by 'reproduction'?

We take reproduction in its largest sense as concerning not only biomedical and local understandings of how reproduction occurs, but also the social context in which certain relationships are perceived and reproduced whilst others may not be. Our scope thus includes a range of further themes such as biopolitics, bodies, relations, sexualities, reproductive technologies, as well as broad questions about the organization of health provision, the translatability of bioethics, the politics of knowledge, and issues surrounding personhood, autonomy and choice.

CIRF people

All Cambridge researchers are welcome to join CIRF, to attend our events, and to suggest new developments and activities. Whether you just want to join our email list, or whether you wish to get more involved with the initiation and organisiation of reproduction related events, we would love to hear from you.

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Dr Liberty Barnes : Where are all the Infertile Men? A Sociological Look at Male Infertility and Masculinity


Infertile men are conspicuously absent from IVF clinics, social science research and public discourse on infertility in the United States. In order to track down infertile men and...

Collection: Cambridge Interdisciplinary Reproduction Forum (CIRF)

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Thu 12 Sep 2013