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Sociology Research


Reproducing the Environment is a collaborative project led by Katie Dow and Janelle Lamoreaux. The project brings together scholars working on the diverse and important intersections between reproduction and the environment in many different parts of the world and in many different species. It grew out of a shared interest in how both ideas about and human effects on the environment can affect how we, and other species, reproduce. It is specifically interested in looking at how reproduction and the environment intersect, so for example how assisted reproductive technologies are being used to prevent species extinction and to improve food security, or how environmental conditions impact on the ability to conceive and care for future generations. More broadly, the project is interested in exploring how ideas about reproduction and the environment express ethical and political concerns about the future, the quality of people’s lives and inequalities between and within different countries.