27th J.P.Naik Memorial Lecture

Michal Nahman is a political and medical anthropologist, based in Bristol UK and affiliate scholar of the Cambridge ReproSoc Centre, who has researched cross-border reproduction for over 15 years. With an interest in how borders and bordering/citizenship practices shape and are shaped by the global trade in women’s reproductive capacities, her research also examines nationalisms and the political economy of reproduction. Her most recent study has been on ‘ReproMigrants’ that is, migrant women in Spain providing eggs to the cross-border reproduction industry in Europe. Her Publications include, Extractions: An Ethnography of Reproductive Tourism; and ‘Reproductive Tourism’: Through the Anthropological ‘Reproscope’. Her current project examines the cross border sale of Indian women’s milk to other countries.