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Amrita Pande

Amrita Pande

Amrita Pande, author of Wombs in Labor: Transnational Commercial Surrogacy in India (2014: Columbia University Press) teaches in the sociology department at the University of Cape Town. Her work on reproductive technologies has appeared in many international journals and edited volumes. She has written for national newspapers around the world and has appeared on radio and TV shows to discuss her research projects. In her other avatar she is an educator-performer touring the world with a multimedia docudrama, Made in India: Notes from a Baby Farm based on her ethnographic work on surrogacy. She is currently leading a large research project exploring the “global fertility flows”, of eggs, sperms, embryos and wombs, connecting the world in unexpected ways.
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    Labour law redefines parenthood
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