Professor Sarah Franklin PhD

University Professor of Sociology
Politics Sociology & International Studies


Professor Franklin is one of the world's leading experts on the social aspects of reproductive and genetic technologies, IVF, cloning, embryo research, and stem cells. Her ground-breaking work combines anthropological and sociological perspectives with recent approaches from science studies. Her publications include:

Biological Relatives: IVF, Stem Cells and the Future of Kinship (forthcoming) 


Stem Cell Stories 1998-2008 :  Special Issue of Science as Culture Vol. 17, No. 1, ed. with Ingrid Geesink and Barbara Prainsack (2008).


Stem Cell Technologies 1998-2008: Controversies and Silence,  Special Issue of Science as Culture, Vol 17, No. 4, ed. with Barbara Prainsack and Ingrid Geesink (2008)


Dolly Mixtures: The Remaking of Genealogy,  Duke University Press (2007)

Admitted to the Fellowship