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Sociology Research


Professor Sarah Franklin is the principal investigator of this research project, which is funded by a Wellcome Trust Provision Award. The project will run from 2015 to 2018. Professor Franklin received this award as a means to enable a high level of public engagement in relation to the Life in Glass research project.

Life in Glass is a series of cultural experiments that explore the relation between reproductive technologies and the social worlds we live in.

Through art, film and creative dialogue, the project considers how reproductive technologies come to play an ever larger role in the process of imagining when, how, if, and what we reproduce in our lifetimes.

The project asks questions such as:

  • What happens when we picture IVF as a looking glass through which we see ourselves?
  • What new reproductive futures do we navigate in the present?
  • How do we see life when biology and technology become ever more intertwined?
  • What do you see?

Find out more on the Life in Glass website.

Wellcome Trust Provision Award 100606/Z/12/A (2015-2018)

Image: 'B0009940 Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), artwork' by Wellcome Images [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0].