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Making Gaybies by Dr Jaya Keaney is a vital account of racialised intimacy in contemporary queer family making in multiracial Australia.

Attentive to how diverse LGBT would-be parents navigate both the specificities of the Australian context shaped by its settler colonial history and the shifting terrain of the transnational reproductive markets, Keaney illuminates how queer family making fosters new multiracial imaginaries of kinship.

This book event will feature a short presentation by the author Dr Keaney (University of Melbourne), followed by responses from Dr Tanisha Spratt and Dr R Sánchez-Rivera. The discussion will be chaired by Professor Anne Pollock.

The discussion will be followed by a drinks reception. Guests will also be able to purchase a signed copy of the book during the event.

This event is supported by the King’s-Australia Partnership Seed Fund. It is co-sponsored by the Reproduction Research Cluster and Queer@King’s.

About the speakers

Dr Jaya Keaney is Lecturer in Gender Studies at the University of Melbourne. Her research in feminist science studies explores how reproduction is shaped by scientific knowledge practices and regimes of race, gender, sexuality and coloniality.

Dr Tanisha Spratt is a Senior Lecturer in Racism and Health in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine at King's. Her research centres on racial inequalities in health outcomes in the UK and the US.

Dr R Sánchez-Rivera is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Cambridge. Their research is in the area of Eugenics, Racism, Reproductive Justice and Historical Sociology.

Professor Anne Pollock is the Head of Department of Global Health & Social Medicine at King's College London. Anne’s research explores feminist, anti-racist, and postcolonial engagements with science, technology and medicine. 

At this event

Tanisha Spratt

Senior Lecturer in Racism and Health

Anne Pollock

Head, Department of Global Health & Social Medicine

Lucy van de Wiel

Lecturer in Global Health & Social Medicine