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Sebastian Mohr

Sebastian Mohr

Gender Studies, Karlstad University


Biography:

Sebastian Mohr is Senior Lecturer in Gender Studies and Director of the Centre for Gender Studies at Karlstad University. During 2019, he is a STINT teaching fellow at the Gender Studies Program at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His work explores the intersections of gender, sexuality and intimacy in the areas of health and technology, organizational practice, and militarization. He has a special interest in the history of queer ethnography, ethnography’s epistemological, methodological, and ethical underpinnings and how these dimensions relate to queer-feminist theorizing and empirical research. Sebastian is co-editor of NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies, member of the editorial board of Women, Gender & Research, and board member of the Research Network Sexuality of the European Sociological Association. He is author of Being a Sperm Donor: Masculinity, Sexuality, and Biosociality in Denmark (Berghahn Books, 2018). 

Key Publications

Sebastian Mohr  is the author of Being A Sperm Donor: Masculinity, Sexuality, and Biosociality in Denmark (2018, Berghahn).

Other publications include:

Mohr, S. and K. Hoeyer (2018). "The good sperm cell: ethnographic explorations of of semen quality." Technoscienza: Italian Journal of Science & Technology Studies 9(1): 9-28.

Mohr, S. (2018). What does one wear to a sperm bank? Negotiations of sexuality in sperm donation. Transnationalising Reproduction: Third Party Conception in a Globalised World. R. Ryan-Flood and J. G. Payne. London, Routledge: 60-70.

Mohr, S. and L. Koch (2016). "Transforming social contracts: the social and cultural history of IVF in Denmark." Reproductive Biomedicine & Society Online 2: 88-96.

Mohr, S. (2016). "Containing Sperm - Managing Legitimacy: Lust, Disgust, and Hybridity at Danish Sperm Banks." Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 45(3): 319-342.

Graham, S., S. Mohr and K. Bourne (2016). Regulating the 'good' donor: the expectations and experiences of sperm donors in Denmark and Victoria, Australia. Regulating Reproductive Donation. S. Golombok, R. Scott, J. B. Appleby, M. Richards and S. Wilkinson. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 207-231.

Mohr, S. (2016). Donating Semen in Denmark. The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology. L. Manderson, E. Cartwright and A. Hardon. New York, Routledge: 63-67.

Mohr, S. (2015). "Living Kinship Trouble: Danish Sperm Donors’ Narratives of Relatedness." Medical Anthropology 34(5): 470-484.

Mohr, S. (2014). "Beyond motivation: on what it means to be a sperm donor in Denmark." Anthropology & Medicine 21(2): 162-173.

Changing (In)Fertilities is a major new collaborative interdisciplinary research project funded by the Wellcome Trust and based in the Reproductive Sociology Research Group (ReproSoc) at the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with Prof. Marcia C. Inhorn of Yale University.

 

We know that IVF and ARTs do not just reproduce babies: they reproduce values, norms, identities and institutions.

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This project is funded by the Wellcome Trust