Former Trainees



Kelly Raspberry

Kelly Raspberry received her Ph.D. in the Department of Anthropology at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2007. She received her M.A. in medical anthropology in 2002 from UNC-Chapel Hill. She has been working with Debra Skinner since 2000 on an ELSI-funded project, Culture and Family Interpretations of Genetic Disorders, as a research ethnographer and co-author on several articles examining genetic identity and the notion of a genetic body. Her dissertation focuses on assisted reproductive technologies in Argentina, specifically examining how reproductive and genetic technologies change according to their place of practice, and how they are also transforming the societies they travel to. Her research contributes a nuanced ethnographic analysis to academic and policy debates on the ethical, legal and social consequences of global reproductive and genetic technologies. Ongoing research interests include the cultural meanings and value of genetic material, such as stem cells and embryos.

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