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Current Seminars

 Fertility and Reproduction Seminar: 2023

Terracotta altar of three fertility goddesses, Museo Archeologico Regionale di Gela, circa 500 BCE

Week 1          Leigh Senderowicz, University of Wisconsin-Madison

16 Jan          When they force a woman, it’s to save her life‘: Community perceptions of

5pm GMT     contraceptive coercion in an anonymized sub-Saharan African country

In Person and Zoom

Week 2          Jenny Trinitapoli, University of Chicago

23 Jan           Population Chatter for Clearer and Broader Thinking about Fertility

5pm GMT:


Week 3          Heini Vaisanen, INED (Paris) & University of Southampton, and Katherine Keenan, University of St Andrews

30 Jan         Social inequalities in the risk of miscarriage in the United Kingdom
4pm GMT   


Week 4         Uzair Amjad, Monash University

6 Feb          ‘Our marriage is sitting on a ticking time bomb’: Exploring the vulnerabilities among

5pm GMT   couples with male factor infertility in Pakistan


Week 5         Heather Wurtz, University of Connecticut

13 Feb        Shifts in Women’s Pregnancy Preferences during the COVID-19

5pm GMT   Pandemic: Insights from the Pandemic Journaling Project


Week 6         Laura Richardson, University of Cambridgey 

20 Feb        ‘Smaller Families for a Bigger Future’: Population and the Politics
5pm GMT   of Persuasion in Apartheid South Africa, 1960-1990

In Person and Zoom

Week 7         Jan Brunson, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

27 Feb        Vulnerability as Exclusion, as Erasure: A Study of Absence and

7pm GMT   Accountability in the context of reproductive health in Nepal


Week 8         Joe Strong, London School of Economics, and N.L. S. Lamptey, N.K. Quartery, and N.K.R. Owoo, Act for Change, Ghana

6 Mar          ‘Gay issues have come in and it is worrying to us‘:
5 pm GMT  Men’s narratives of queerness, sex, and fertility norms in Accra, Ghana

In Person and Zoom

Please note that London GMT is 5 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time in the US: Jakarta is 7 hours ahead of London GMT, and Brisbane is 10 hours ahead of London GMT. Seminars will be recorded to permit audience members to listen in at more convenient times.

                                                  Fertility and Vulnerability

Hilary Term 2023

Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58a Banbury Road, Oxford

Microsoft Zoom – Joining Link

     Please note: Seminars take place on Mondays, but times vary

Convened by           Kaveri Qureshi                                               Laura Sochas                                               Philip Kreager                              

                            Edinburgh University                                       Oxford University                                        Director, FRSG

                                                                                                                                                                    Institute of Human Sciences                                                                                                                                                                                                      Oxford University


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