Doris Leibetseder

Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Gender Research, Uppsala University, Sweden
Past: Scholar in Residence, Beatrice Bain Research Group, Gender and Women's Studies Department, UC Berkeley
Past: External Lecturer, University of Vienna and of Graz, University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz and Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt, Austria
University of California, Berkeley
CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies, CSTMS
Affiliation period: September 2016 - August 2017
Degrees Ph.D. Philosophy :: Department of Philosophy: University of Vienna (2008)
M.A. Philosophy :: Department of Philosophy: University of Vienna (2001)
Diploma in Radiography: Medical-Technical Academy for Radiographers :: General Hospital, Linz, Austria (1994)

Research Areas

STS, Queer, Trans, & Critical Disability Studies, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Philosophy.

My research fits into the Postcolonial STS strand and involves a decolonial queer-feminist ethics on Assisted Reproductive & Genetic Technologies (ARGTs). The focus lies on the embedded bio-colonialism (e.g. women of color, or eastern European/Ukrainian women as surrogates and egg donors) in ARGTs and challenges for queer, transgender, intersex and dis/abled people, who want to make use of these technologies. Another consideration is how race, ethnicity, gender and dis/ability matter during the process of ARGTs.
The aim of this queer-feminist and trans ethics is to decolonize ARGTs, which consists of finding out how to avoid postcolonial exploitation and queer necropolitics.

last updated: December 14th, 2017