Secret Circumventions, Fertile Choreographies: Transnational Family-Making between Turkey and northern Cyprus

 This talk focuses on the disguised reproductive travels of Turkish citizens seeking donor gametes abroad which are legally unavailable in Turkey. By combining anthropology of secrecy with feminist studies of assisted reproductive technologies, it is argued that these disguised travels constitute a discursive and geographical space at the margins of, but fully integral to, Turkish reproductive biopolitics, in which secrecy is essential to diverse actors (including couples, egg donors, clinics, and the Turkish state) for multiple reasons.


 Burcu Mutlu 

6 May 2020 - 17:00-18:30

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Burcu Mutlu is an independent researcher. In 2019, she received her PhD in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology and Society from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her research interests focus on anthropology of biotechnologies and biobanking, technology and culture, feminist studies of kinship, reproduction, and family, trans/national biopolitics.
Thursday, April 30, 2020