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2 December 2021
6:30 pm
8:00 pm

The Surrogacy Act

What are the experiences of surrogates, how are these shaped by different legal systems and in what ways is surrogacy different from other forms of ‘work’?

Join playwright and game-maker Rhianna Ilube and feminist researchers and collaborators Zaina Mahmoud and Meera Somji for an open discussion on The Surrogacy Act, a developing interactive game exploring the legal and ethical dilemmas of surrogacy.

This is a free online event.


About the speakers

Zaina Mahmoud is a final year Wellcome-funded PhD candidate at the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health, at the University of Exeter exploring how the different legal and health regulatory frameworks impact the lived experiences and choices of surrogates in Britain and California.
 Upon completion of her PhD, Zaina will be taking up a post at the London Women’s Clinic as a Research Associate.

Meera Somji completed a MSc in Gender Studies at LSE, writing a dissertation on re-tooling social reproduction theory for an anti-colonial, transnational feminist response to the globalised surrogacy industry. She is the co-founder of the decolonial history platform A History of Everyone Else and has worked as a researcher into business, human rights and gender for UNDP Asia.

Rhianna Ilube is a playwright, game-maker and facilitator. She is an Associate Director at Coney, an alumna of the Royal Court Writers Group and has an MA in Writing for Performance and Dramaturgy from Goldsmiths. Outside of writing, she works as a facilitator for The Advocacy Academy, the Good Night Out Campaign and the Royal Court Theatre. 



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