Grant TypeConference Grant
Institutional AffiliationFordham U.
Grant numberGr. CONF-742
Approve DateMarch 2, 2017
Project TitleDeomampo, Dr. Daisy, Fordham U., New York, NY - To aid workshop on 'Race, Politics, and Reproductivity,' 2018, Fordham U., in collaboration with Dr. Natali Valdez
Preliminary abstract: This workshop brings ethnographic research on reproduction into conversation with anthropological debates about race and identity. While there is a rich literature that examines the social and cultural implications of reproduction, relatively few ethnographic studies have placed race and racialization at the center of analysis. The primary goal of the workshop is to convene a group of junior and senior scholars who have been working in diverse ethnographic sites–such as the neonatal intensive care unit, the infertility clinic, or the embryo adoption agency–to incorporate theoretical insights of critical race studies into recent anthropological work on reproduction. This two-day workshop will include anthropologists from the U.S. as well as the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Brazil, and Australia, during which participants will comment on papers that have been exchanged prior to the workshop. The goal is to produce a special journal issue on this topic.