Making Families: Transnational Surrogacy, Queer Kinship & Reproductive Justice

02/19/2016 - 8:45am to 6:00pm
470 Stephens Hall, UC Berkeley

MAKING FAMILIES:
TRANSNATIONAL SURROGACY, QUEER KINSHIP & REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE

 FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2016
470 STEPHENS HALL, UC BERKELEY

 

8:45 am - 9:10 am

Tea / coffee / pastries

 

9:10 am - 9:25 am

Prof. Charis Thompson (UC Berkeley-LSE): Welcoming Comments

 

9:25 am - 10:10 am

Prof. Joshua Gamson (Univ. of San Francisco): ‘The Politics of Family Creation Stories’

 

10:10 am - 10:55 am

Prof. France Winddance Twine (UC Santa Barbara): ‘The Fertility Continuum: Racism, Biocapitalism and Postcolonialism in the Surrogacy Industry’

 

10:55 am - 11:40 am

Prof. Zakiya T. Luna (UC Santa Barbara): ‘Where Reproductive Justice and Queering Family Meet (An Exploration)'

 

11:40 pm - 12:25 pm

Prof. Laura Mamo (San Francisco State Univ.): ‘Queering Reproduction in Transnational Bioeconomies’

 

12:25 pm - 14:00 pm

Lunch break  

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Prof. Kim TallBear (Univ. of Alberta, Canada): ‘Making Love and Relations Beyond Settler Sexuality’

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

Dr. Michal Nahman (Univ. of the West of England, Bristol): ‘Monstrous Extractions: Migration, Race and Colonialism in Global Reproductive Economies’

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Prof. Sharmila Rudrappa (Univ. of Texas-Austin): ‘Markets in Life: Of Earthworms, Sugarcane Farmers, and Surrogate Mothers in Southern Karnataka, India’

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Dr. Marcin Smietana (UC Berkeley-Univ. of Cambridge): ‘Interpreting the Narratives of Surrogates and Intended Parents in the US'

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Prof. Judith Stacey (New York Univ.), Closing Comments: Surrogacy, Feminism, Queer Family Politics

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Closing reception

 

This event is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.

Contact: marcin.smietana@berkeley.edu

 

DEPARTMENT OF GENDER & WOMEN’S STUDIES

CENTER FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, MEDICINE & SOCIETY