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Changing (In)Fertilities



Sebastian Mohr is Senior Lecturer in Gender Studies at the Centre for Gender Studies at Karlstad University. His work explores the intersections of gender, sexuality and intimacy in the areas of masculinity studies, health and technology, 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 managing editor of NORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies, member of the editorial board of Women, Gender & Research, and co-coordinator 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).


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

Other publications include:

Mohr, S., Herrmann, J.R. The politics of Danish IVF: reproducing the nation by making parents through selective reproductive technologies. BioSocieties (2021).

Sebastian Mohr & Rene Almeling (2020) Men, masculinities, and reproduction – conceptual reflections and empirical explorations, NORMA, 15:3-4, 163-171, DOI: 10.1080/18902138.2020.1831156

Mohr, S. (2020). The performative effects of diagnosis: thinking gender and sexuality through diagnostic politics. Kvinder, Køn & Forskning29(1), 19-32.

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.

Gender Studies, Karlstad University
 Sebastian  Mohr
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