The African Gender Institute invites you to a seminar presentation: ‘Wombs in Labour: Paradox of Commercial Surrogacy in India’ by Amrita Pande from the Department of Sociology at UCT.
WEDNESDAY 1 OCTOBER 2014
1pm - 2pm (with light snacks)
AXL Seminar Room, Level 4, Harry Oppenheimer Building, Upper Campus, UCT
Amrita Pande, author of Wombs in Labor: Transnational Commercial Surrogacy in India (2014: Columbia University Press) is a Senior Lecturer in the Sociology department at University of Cape Town. Her research focuses on the intersection of new technologies and reproductive labor. Her work has appeared in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Gender and Society, Critical Social Policy, International Migration Review, Qualitative Sociology, Feminist Studies, Indian Journal of Gender Studies, PhiloSOPHIA, Reproductive BioMedicine and in numerous edited volumes and newspapers. She is currently involved in various research projects involving gender and migrant workers in Lebanon and South Africa. She is also an educator-performer touring the world-over with a multi-media theatre production, Made in India: Notes from a Baby Farm based on her ethnographic work on surrogacy.
About the African Feminists: Talking the Walk programme
The African Feminists: Talking the Walk is a programme of the African Gender Institute that started in August 2011. This programme attempts to match people (African Feminists) to their ideas and the debates they engage with in doing their work. In essence the programme tries to respond to a question that is often asked by people; ‘What do African feminists look and sound like?’ In this programme the AGI collaborates with various individuals, organisations and university departments to host a diverse range of events from seminar presentations, book launches, documentary screenings and panel discussions.
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