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Dr. Soraya Tremayne: Publications

Note: Only English language publications are listed here.




Reproduction and Fertility Decline in Iran: The Supremacy of Kinship With or Without the Siblings (provisional title), to be submitted to Berghahn Books in 2017.


Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Islam: Sunni and Shia Perspectives, with Inhorn, M. (eds), 2012. Berghahn Books


Fatness and the Maternal Body: Women’s’ Experiences of Corporeality and the Shaping of Social Policy, with Unnithan-Kumar, M. (eds), 2011. Berghahn Books


Managing Reproductive Life: Cross-Cultural Themes in Fertility and Sexuality (ed), 2001, Berghahn Book


Women as Sacred Custodians of the Earth: Women, Spirituality and the Environment, with Low. A, (eds), 2001, Berghahn Books



Chapters in Books and Academic Journals:


‘Kinship and Assisted Reproductive Technologies: A Middle Eastern Comparison’, Inhorn, M., Birenbaum-Carmeli, D., Tremayne, S., Gürtin, Z, Cambridge Handbook for the Anthropology of Kinship, Bamford, S., (ed), in press, Cambridge University Press


‘Conceiving IVF In Iran’ with Akhondi, M., Histories of IVF, 2016. Franklin, S., Inhorn, M., (eds), online Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine and Society, Cambridge


‘Islam, Assisted Reproduction, and the Bioethical Aftermath’, with Inhorn, M., Journal of Religion and Health, Vol. 55, 2, April 2016


‘Wither Kinship: Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Relatedness in Iran’, Assisted Reproductive Technologies in the Third Phase: Global Encounters and Emerging Moral Worlds, Hampshire, K., Bob Simpson (eds), 2015 Berghahn Books,


‘Islam and Assisted Reproduction in the Middle East: Comparing 'Secular' Turkey, Shia Iran, and the Sunni Arab World’ with Inhorn, M., and Gurtin, Z., in The Changing World Religion Map. Brunn, S., (ed). 2015, Springer


‘Gender and Reproductive Technologies in Shia Iran’ in Gender in Judaism and Islam. 2015. Wenger, B., and Kashani-Sabet, F, (eds) New York University Press


‘The Four Faces of Iranian Fatherhood’ in Globalised Fatherhood, Inhorn M., Chavkin, W., (eds). 2014, Berghahn Books


‘The ‘“Down Side” of Gamete Donation: Challenging the “Happy Family” Rhetoric in Iran’, Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Islam: Sunni and Shia Perspectives. 2012, Inhorn, M. and Tremayne. S. (eds)). Berghahn Books

‘The Dilemma of Assisted Reproduction in Iran’,  Biomedical Infertility Care in Poor Resource Countries: Barriers, Access and Ethics, 2012, Gerrits, T., Ombelet, W., Van Balen, F., Vanderpoel, S.(eds), 2012 . Special Edition, ESHRE


Ethnicity and Religion, Tremayne. S., Shankland. D., (Guest eds), Anthropology of the Middle East, Berghahn Books. Volume 4 No 2 January 2010.


 ‘Law, Ethics and Donor Technologies in Shia Iran’.  Assisting Reproduction, Testing Genes: Global Encounters with New Biotechnologies, 2009,  Birenbaum-Carmeli D. & Marcia C. Inhorn (eds), Berghahn Books, New York and Oxford.


Kinship in the Middle East. Shahshahani S, and Tremayne S. (eds.) Anthropology of the Middle East, Berghahn Books. Volume 2, No 1, Spring 2007


‘Not All Muslims Are Luddites’ Editorial, Anthropology Today. June 2006. The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain. Oxford: Blackwell’s


‘”Face” and Change in Modern Iran’ 2006, Inaugural Issue of Anthropology of the Middle East, April 2006. Berghahn Journals. Oxford and New York.


‘Modernity and Early Marriage in Iran: A View from Within’, 2006, Journal of the Middle East Women’s Studies, Vol. 2 No 1, Indiana University Press.


‘And the Twain Shall Never Meet: Reproductive Health Policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran’. 2004. In Reproductive Medicine and the State: Cultural Transformations in Childbearing. Unnithan-Kumar. M (ed.) Berghahn Books, Oxford and New York.


Fertility and Reproduction (Guest Editor), Special Issue. July 2004. Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford (JASO).


‘We Chinese Eat a Lot: 1993. Food as a Symbol of Ethnic Identity in Kuala Lumpur’. Food, Culture and History, Mars, G. and Mars, V. (eds.), The London Food Seminars.

‘Shell Wives in Limbo’. 1984. In The Incorporated Wife Ardener. S. and H. Callan. (eds.), 1984, Croom Helm , London


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