Work

Publications

Lemke, Thomas (2022). Conceptualising Suspended Life. From Latency to Liminality. Theory, Culture and Society. https://doi.org/10.1177/02632764221113737

Liburkina, Ruzana (2022). Cryovalues beyond High Expectations: Endurance and the Construction of Value in Cord Blood Banking. Science, Technology, & Human Value https://doi.org/10.1177/01622439221108229

Lemke, Thomas (2021). Welcome to Whenever. Exploring Suspended Life in Cryopreservation Practices. Science, Technology, & Human Values. https://doi.org/10.1177/01622439211057860

Liburkina, Ruzana, Thomas Lemke, Veit Braun, Sara Lafuente-Funes (2021). Dynamiken des Stillstands: Eine sozialwissenschaftliche Perspektive auf kryobiologische Anwendungen. In: 46th Annual Meeting of the Deutscher Kaelte und Klimatechnischer Verein 2020: Deutsche Kaelte-und Klimatagung 2020 Proceedings Vol. 1, 60–67. https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/hrzk6

Lafuente‐Funes, Sara and Perler, Laura (2021). Book Review: Freezing Fertility: Oocyte Cryopreservation and the Gender Politics of Aging. Lucy van de Wiel, New York: NYU Press, 2020, 344 pp. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 35(4), O90-O92. Wiley 10.1111/maq.12671

Lemke, Thomas, Ruzana Liburkina, Veit Braun, Sara Lafuente-Funes (2020). Aufgeschobenes Leben. GiD – Gen-ethischer Informationsdienst 253, 34–35.

Braun, Veit, Sara Lafuente-Funes, Thomas Lemke and Ruzana Liburkina (2020). Investigating Cryopreservation Practices in Contemporary Societies: A New ERC Project. EASST Review 39(1). https://easst.net/article/investigating-cryopreservation-practices-in-contemporary-societies-a-new-erc-project/.

Lafuente-Funes, Sara & Perez Orozco, Amaia (2020). On (global) care chains in times of crisis: egg donation and domestic work in Spain. Tapuya: Latin American Science, Technology and Society. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/25729861.2020.1796326

Braun, Veit (2020). Review of “Nicole C. Karafyllis (Hg.), Theorien der Lebendsammlung. Pflanzen, Mikroben und Tiere als Biofakte in Genbanken (Lebenswissenschaften im Dialog, Bd. 25). In: Technikgeschichte 87(1), 5–6.

Lafuente-Funes, Sara (2020). Vorreiterrolle in Europa. Reproduktive Bioökonomie. Bioskop nr. 89, 14-15.

Lemke, Thomas (2019). Beyond Life and Death. Investigating Cryopreservation Practices in Contemporary Societies. Soziologie 48(4), 450–466.

Lemke, Thomas (2019). Going Further: Lebensformen, Politics, and Critique. In: Graw, Isabelle & Menke, Christoph (eds.), The Value of Critique. Exploring the Interrelations of Value, Critique, and Artistic Labour, Frankfurt am Main/ New York, 120-125.

Presentations

Thomas Lemke: Anticipating and Suspending: The Chronopolitics of Contemporary Practices of Cryopreservation. Turkish-German University, Istanbul. 9 September 2022.

Ruzana Liburkina and Sara Lafuente-Funes The maintenance of vitality: conflicting temporalities in the field of cryobanking Panel “The times of Maintenance” – EASST 2022 Congress, Politics of Technoscientific Futures. Madrid, 9 July 2022.

Sara Lafuente-Funes Reproducción asistida y “vitalidad suspendida”: criopolítica en tiempos de incertidumbre. XIV Congreso Español de Sociología 2922 “Desigualdades, Fronteras y Resiliencia. Sociología para crisis globales”. Universidad de Murcia. 1 July 2022.

Ruzana Liburkina: Eager to Join in: What it Takes to Kick off a Project of Cryotechnological Suspension. Toward a Politics of Suspension? Time, Space, and Control in Cryopreservation Practices. Goethe University Frankfurt. 24 June 2022.

Thomas Lemke: Temporalities and Temperatures: From Cryopower toward a Politics of Suspension? Toward a Politics of Suspension? Time, Space, and Control in Cryopreservation Practices. Goethe University Frankfurt. 23 June 2022.

Veit Braun: On the Brink, by a Thread: Suspension and Inevitability in Animal Conservation. Toward a Politics of Suspension? Time, Space, and Control in Cryopreservation Practices. Goethe University Frankfurt. 23 June 2022.

Sara Lafuente-Funes: The Intricacies of Freezing in a Reproductive Lab: Toward Different Politics of Suspension? Toward a Politics of Suspension? Time, Space, and Control in Cryopreservation Practices. Goethe University Frankfurt. 23 June 2022.

Sara Lafuente-Funes Spanien als repoduktiver Markt Keynote at the Vernissage for “„Babys machen? “Eizellspende” und Reproduktionspolitiken“ At the Heinrich Böl Stiftung, organized in cooperation with Gen-ethisches Netzwerke e.V. Berlin. 8 June 2022.

Thomas Lemke: Latency and Liminality: Conceptualising Suspended Life in Cryopreservation Practices. Otto von Guericke Universität Magdeburg, Zentrum für Transformationsforschung. 25 January 2022. online.

Thomas Lemke: “The Great Dithering”: Cryopreservation, Climate Crisis and the Emergence of a Politics of Suspension. Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science, Toronto. 6 October 2021.

Thomas Lemke: Welcome to Whenever: Exploring Suspended Life in Cryopreservation Practices. Nordic Science and Technology Studies Conference 2021: STS AND THE FUTURE AS A MATTER OF COLLECTIVE CONCERN. Copenhagen Business School. 21 May 2021.

Ruzana Liburkina: Eine sozialwissenschaftliche Perspektive
auf kryobiologische Anwendungen
. Annual Meeting of the German Society of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. 19 November 2020.

Ruzana Liburkina: CRYOSOCIETIES: Studying Cryopreservation Practices from a Social Science Perspective. Lower Saxony Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Implant Research and Development (NIFE), Hannover. 4 February 2020.

Veit Braun: Remind Me when I Wake Up: Memory and Recollection in Animal Cryobanks. EASST/4S 2020 Annual Meeting, Prague (virtual). 20 August 2020.

Sara Lafuente-Funes: Vitrification as a game changer in an oocyte-fuelled bioeconomy within a context of reproductive (un)certainties. EASST/4S 2020 Annual Meeting, Prague (virtual). 20 August 2020.

Ruzana Liburkina: Bumpy Valorizations, or What Happens When ‘Frozen’ Matter Does Not Quite Come to Matter. EASST/4S 2020 Annual Meeting, Prague (virtual). 20 August 2020.

Thomas Lemke, Sara Lafuente, Veit Braun: Suspended Life: Exploring Cryopreservation Practices in Contemporary Societies (CRYOSOCIETIES). University of Frankfurt. 18 July 2019.

Thomas Lemke: Reversing Extinction: Cryopreservation as a Form of Life in Frozen Zoos at the Conference “Aussterben: Darstellungen und Diskurse am Beispiel bedrohter Arten und Sprachen” Zentrum für Literaturforschung Berlin. 26 April 2019.

Sara Lafuente-Funes: Investigating egg freezing in Spain: Some programmatic ideas in the context of a new project around cryotechnologies at the Conference “Comparative and transnational perspective on technologies of fertility preservation and extension” Centre for Reproductive Research, De Monfort University. Leicester, UK. 13 June 2019.

Sara Lafuente-Funes: Global Care Chains & Transferences of Reproductive Capacity in the Spanish Context at the Conference “Towards Reproductive (in)Justice? Mobilities, Technologies, Labourings & Decisions” XI AFIN International Conference, University of Granada, 4-7 September 2019.

Media

La vida en suspenso o por qué congelamos material genético de animales en extinción en la era de la crisis climática. In Newtral, 23 August 2022.

“Suspended Life”: Chancen und Risiken “eingefrorenen” Lebens. In: UniReport nr. 4, 11 June 2019, p. 9.

Aufgeschobenes Leben – und dann? In: Forschung Frankfurt 02/2019, p. 93.