What is a Surrogate Mother?

30 April 2012, 17:00 - 18:00

Centre for Family Research, Room 606

Professor Rachel Bowlby  (Department of English, UCL)


Surrogate motherhood emerged as a subject of argument around the same time as the new reproductive technologies, and has frequently been seen as the uncomfortable exception in discussions about IVF and related practices. Why is surrogate motherhood distinctive and troubling, in theory and in practice? This paper will try to unpick that question by looking at some divergent cases and representations of surrogacy.


Open to all.  No registration required.

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