Reconceiving Middle Eastern Manhood: Islam, Assisted Reproduction, and Emergent Masculinities
A lecture by Marcia Inhorn, Yale University
Monday, February 01, 20103:00 PM - 5:00 PM
352 Haines Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Marcia C. Inhorn (PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1991; MPH, University of California, Berkeley, 1988) is the William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs and Chair of the Coucil on Middle East Studies in the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale. Inhorn’s research interests revolve around science and technology studies (STS), gender and feminist theory (including masculinity studies), religion and bioethics, globalization and global health, cultures of biomedicine and ethnomedicine, stigma and human suffering.
As a Middle Eastern scholar, Inhorn has been a visiting professor at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. With research support from Fulbright-Hays and the National Science Foundation, she has been at work on two related research projects, “Middle Eastern Masculinities in the Age of New Reproductive Technologies” and “Globalization and Reproductive Tourism in the Arab World.” Currently, she is writing a book entitled Reconceiving Middle Eastern Manhood: Islam, Assisted Reproduction, and Modern Masculinities, which serves as an ethnographic challenge to received wisdoms and neo-orientalist stereotypes in a post-9/11 world.
Inhorn is the founding editor of JMEWS (Journal of Middle East Women's Studies), the professional journal of the Association of Middle East Women’s Studies (Middle East Studies Association); associate editor of Global Public Health; and co-editor for the Berghahn Book series on "Fertility, Sexuality, and Reproduction:"
Cost : Free and open to the public
AmyBruinooge, Center for Near Eastern Studies
Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies