Anna Molas

Visiting Scholar

Juan de la Cierva Fellow (AFIN Research Group), Autonomous University of Barcelona
Monash University
CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies, Office for the History of Science and Technology, CSTMS
Affiliation period: February 2024 -
Degrees Doctor in Social Anthropology :: Monash University (2021)
Masters in Anthropology and Ethnography :: University of Barcelona (2016)

Research Areas

Reproduction studies, Technoscience, STS, Assisted Reproduction, and Clinical Labor.

Anna Molas is a PhD in Social Anthropology (2021, Monash University) currently based at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) where she holds a Juan de la Cierva fellowship at the AFIN Research Group. Her research interests include reproduction studies, biotechnologies, and epigenetics.

In 2017, she obtained a scholarship to undertake her PhD at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia), which resulted in a thesis titled "Taming Egg Donors: The Production of the Egg Donation Bioeconomy in Spain." This dissertation is a multi-sited ethnography of the egg donation industry in Spain which elaborates on egg donors decision-making process, information, risk perception, reproductive labor, and selection practices operating in the Spanish context of assisted reproduction. In 2022, she was awarded the First Book Grant by the Independent Social Research Foundation, a scheme directed to provide funds to support the conversion of the PhD thesis into a book.

Throughout her career, she has published in journals such as Science,Technology and Human ValuesBioSocieties, or Medical Anthropology and participated in various international conferences such as the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA), the Society for Social Studies of Science Conference (4S), and the Australian Anthropological Society (AAS). She currently teaches in the anthropology department at UAB and supervises doctoral students on topics related to reproduction, science, and technology.

Her publications can be followed on ResearchGate.

last updated: April 12th, 2024