Sara Lafuente-Funes

Subproject Leader

Sara studied Sociology at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid and holds an MSc on Biomedicine, Bioscience and Society from the London School of Economics. Her PhD focused on Reproductive Bioeconomies in Spain, with a close look into how eggs come to matter in current Biology from a feminist STS perspective, in dialogue with queer theory and feminist economics. From 2012 to 2019, she worked at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC): first as a pre-doctoral researcher within the Bioarreme Project led by Vincenzo Pavone, which focused on the relation between Assisted Reproduction and Regenerative Medicine. Later, as a postdoc for the EDNA Project led by Nicky Hudson in the UK. Within this project, she studied the experiences of egg donors in Spain in comparative perspective with UK and Belgium.

Sara is currently in charge of the Subproject 2: Oocyte freezing to extend fertility and rearrange futures in Spain within the CRYOSOCITIES project.

Main publications:

Main publications

Lafuente-Funes, Sara (2019) “Shall we stop talking about egg donation? Transference of Reproductive Capacity in the Spanish Bioeconomy” BioSocieties () 1-19, DOI: 10.1057/s41292-019-00149-5

Lafuente-Funes, Sara (2018) “Bioeconomías reproductivas: claves para pensar la participación de terceras partes en la reproducción” Book Chapter, edited volumen Autonomía, género y derecho. Debates en torno al cuerpo de las mujeres. Edited by Blanca Rodríguez Ruiz, Tirant lo Blanch

Lafuente Funes, Sara (2017) “Egg donation in the making: gender, selection and (in)visibilities in the Spanish bioeconomy of Reproduction” in Bioeconomies: Life, Technology, and Capital in the 21st Century, edited by Vincenzo Pavone and Joanna Goven; ISBN 978-3-319-55650, pp. 253- 277. Palgrave McMillan.

Pavone,  Vincenzo and Lafuente, Sara (2017) “Selecting What? Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis and Screening Trajectories in Spain” in Selective Reproduction in the 21st Century, edited by Ayo Wahlberg and Tine Gammeltoft; ISBN 978-3-319-58220. Palgrave McMillan.

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