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Dr Marilyn Crawshaw presents paper at an international symposium

Posted on 7 May 2019

Dr Crawshaw presented her paper exploring the contemporary challenges of queer and trans reproduction.

Dr Marilyn Crawshaw recently gave a paper entitled ‘Whose rights? Whose interests? Lifespan considerations following assisted reproduction’ at an international symposium at the Centre for Gender Research at Upsalla University Sweden on ‘Race and Nation in Contemporary Queer and Trans Reproduction’.
Scholars, activists and artists came together to explore contemporary challenges of queer and trans reproduction by considering three main questions: How do trans and queer people experience the racial and national dimensions of reproduction, including through access to reproductive technologies and obtaining legal parenthood? What are the implications of cross border reproductive travel on citizenship? How does queer and trans people’s parenthood status articulate with racial and national ideas of family-making?

Workshop participants at the symposium
The symposium was also intended to develop policy suggestions, create new research projects and publications and strengthen and expand interdisciplinary and international research networks. It was organised in conjunction with Doris Leibetseder’s Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie Individual Fellowship Project QTReproART: Towards an Inclusive Common European Framework for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART): Queer & Transgender Reproduction in the Age of ART (Horizon 2020, no. 749218).