Biopolitics and reproduction

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture

Biopolitics and reproduction

In this interdisciplinary research group, we engage in a variety of questions related to reproduction and the ways in which the production of life is regulated in a historical, international and contemporary Norwegian perspective. Topics that are of interest for us is for example how biopolitical regulations are justified and if and how these justifications are related to certain understandings of gender and body, how innovative biotechnology is producing new understandings of nature and normality, and how conceptions of demography and national fertility numbers relate to international migration and the climate crisis.

 
10 Mar 2020 Sonia Ahmadi

Current Projects

Current Projects

Articulations of surrogacy on the web sites of transnational surrogacy agencies in Russia 

Contact person: Maria Kirpichenko

The aim of this project is to explore what has – until quite recently – been a politically and publicly tacit relation between national reproduction and climate change, but which is an emerging topic both in politics and in the general public. In the first phases of the project we analyse public discourses on fertility and family planning in contemporary Norway. The next step is to interview various experts, stakeholders and interest groups, as well as Norwegian lay people. The project has a comparative dimension which is operationalized through a collaboration with gender researchers at Ochanomizu University in Tokyo (Norway-Japan: Bridging Research and Education in Gender Equality and Diversity).

Contact person: Guro Korsnes Kristensen

Completed Projects

Completed Projects