Motherhood and the State Conference
Nov 12, 2009
from 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM
|Where||360 Shields Library|
|Contact Name||Mary Davis|
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UC Davis Jewish Studies Program Presents:
“Motherhood and the State: Women, Surrogacy and (Trans)Nationalism in Israel and India"
November 12, 2009
360 Shields Library
Welcome and Introduction (9:30 AM)
Diane Wolf, Director of Jewish Studies
I. Ethnographies of Surrogacy (9:45-Noon)
"'It may be her eggs but it's my sweat and blood': Commercial Surrogacy and Everyday Forms of Kinship in India"
Amrita Pande, Ph.D. (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
"The Surrogate in the Body: the embodied relationships of gestational surrogates and intended mothers in Israel"
Elly Teman (Postdoctoral Researcher, Penn Center for the Integration of Genetic Healthcare Technologies)
II. The State, Reproductive Technologies and Motherhood (1:30-3:30)
"The Other Mother: Supplementary Mothers, Surrogate State & Assisted Reproductive Technologies India"
Aditya Bharadwaj (School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, Scotland)
"Jewish Wombs: Israeli Futures"
Susan Khan (Associate Director, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University)
III. Discussion: Comparative Understandings (4:00-5:00)
Lunch will be served for all participants and guests.
This conference is generously funded by the Osher Foundation
Institute of Governmental Affairs, Departments of Anthropology, Women and Gender Studies, and Sociology, the Consortium for Women and Research, Women's Resource and Research Center, Program in Cultural
Studies, and Middle East/South Asian Studies Program