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- CALL FOR JUAN DE LA CIERVA-

Are you interested in a postdoctoral fellowship with AFIN? Applicate now! (Deadline January 16)

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-CALL FOR PAPERS XI AFIN International Conference-

Title: "Towards Reproductive (In)Justice: Mobilities, Technologies, Labourings & Decisions"
Dates: September 4-6, plus a workshop focused on families on September 7, 2019.

For this conference, we invite researchers, professionals and end-users to think about reproduction
in terms of stratifications, hierarchies and reproductive justice.
We believe reproductive justice to be an increasingly necessary perspective
in a world of growing inequalities and threatened solidarities.

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Upcoming events:

Thursday's Appetizer at AFIN Seminars (*see annual poster)

  • Estel Malgosa (AFIN-UAB) will be presenting:
    La Construcción de la Sexualidad en la Infancia, this next May 9, at AFIN Centre from 14:00h to 16:00h.
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    ¡¡JOB OFFER!! We need a person with background in Social Sciences or Health, with experience and aptitude for observation, attentive and empathetic listening. Languages required: French, Spanish and/or Catalan.

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AFIN is an interdisciplinary, inter-university and international research group focusing on basic and applied research in the social sciences, humanities and health sciences. It is dedicated to the study of human reproduction and the inequality as it relates to age, sex, racial or ethnic origin, religions or convictions, medical conditions, sexual orientation, nationality and the intersection of these aspects.

Since its creation in 2004, AFIN has been characterized by its interdisciplinary focus, its academic relationships with other national and international research groups and institutions, and a clear commitment to ensuring that its research findings reach the citizens and communities.

Professionals from the field of social, cultural and medical anthropology, sociology, education, law, medicine, psychology, and social work attached to various domestic and international universities and institutions, organizations and services, from both the public and private sectors belong to AFIN.

Its main areas of research and applied work include:

  • Person, Gender, Body, Care, Health, Death
  • Parenting -mothering and fathering-, work-life balance, caregiving, reproductive work and family life
  • Human Reproduction -sexual and assisted reproduction, third party reproduction (gametes, embryo, gestation or child provided by a third party), fertility preservation, cross-border reproductive care (CBRC)-
  • Reproductive Processes (preimplantation genetic diagnosis, pregnancy/screenings, partum, postpartum, breastfeeding, reproductive loss, endometriosis and other medical conditions)
  • Secrecy, anonymity, privacy
  • Childhood and Youth, Missing/stolen babies and children

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