I am an anthropologist working at the crossroads of medical and political anthropology. Prior to coming to UWE I was a Lecturer in Sociology at Lancaster University. I have been a visiting Senior Research Fellow at the BIOS centre at the London School of Economics, and am currently an affiliated scholar of the Cambrdige Reproduction Study Group. I've published one full length ethnographic monograph entitled, Extractions: An Ethnography of Reproductive Tourism (Palgrave, 2013), which is now out in paperback. I have been an invited panelist on BBC Radio 4's Thinking Allowed programme and my work has informed the Nuffield Foundation's work on donor conception and anonymity.
I am currently working on an ethnographic research project entitled ReproMigrants, examining the experiences of egg donors across borders.
My research has focused mainly on transnational human egg donation, specifically my ethnographic study centred on 'traffic' in ova between Israel/Palestine and Romania. It looked at the ways in which political, economic and global forces shaped and were shaped by practices of cross border reproductive care. That research was generously funded by the Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research and the Social Science and humanities Research Council of Canada.
I have more recently taken up visual social methods, and produced a documentary film entitled, Atomised Mothers: A Film about Isolation, 'Austerity' and the politics of parenting (www.atomisedmothers.wordpress.com)
I'm happy to supervise doctoral research on topics of reproductive technologies and reproduction, nationalism, race and racism, migration and trafficking. I encourage innovative approaches to social research.
Reproductive tourism, through the anthropological “reproscope”.Annual Review of Anthropology, 45.
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/18286
Romanian IVF: A brief history through the ‘lens’ of labour, migration and global egg donation markets.Reproductive Biomedicine and Society Online.
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/29459
Nahman, M. and Killick, A.
Atomised Mothers: A film about isolation, 'austerity' and the politics of parenthood.
[Creative work: general category]
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/28692
Extractions: An ethnography of reproductive tourism.
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/11638
Making interferences: The cultural politics of egg 'donation'.
In: Knecht, M., Klotz, M. and Beck, S., eds.
Reproductive Technologies as Global Form. Ethnographies of Knowledge, Practices, and Transnational Encounters.
University of Chicago Press, pp. 305-330.
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/17917
Reverse traffic: Intersecting inequalities in human egg donation.Reproductive BioMedicine Online, 23 (5).
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/16428
Embryos are our baby: abridging hope, body and nation in transnational ova donation.
In: Edwards, J., Harvey, P. and Wade, P., eds.
Technologized Images, Technologized Bodies.
New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, pp. 185-210.
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/11636
Nodes of desire: Romanian egg-sellers, 'dignity' and feminist alliances in transnational ova exchanges.European Journal of Women's Studies, 15 (2).
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/11635
Synecdochic ricochets: Biosociality in a Jerusalem IVF clinic.
In: Gibbon, S. and Novas, C., eds.
Biosocialities, Genetics and the Social Sciences: Making Biologies and Identities.
Routledge, pp. 117-135.
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/6648
Materialising Israeliness: Difference and mixture in transnational ova donation.Science as Culture, 15 (3).
Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/6647