Agnes Kandlbinder

Agnes Kandlbinder , M.A. Women’s Studies

PHD Candidate

SP 4 CRISPR Technology in Human Reproduction

agnes.kandlbinder@uzh.ch

Agnes Kandlbinder is a PhD candidate in the URPP Human Reproduction Reloaded H2R, sub-project 4 CRISPR Technology in Human Reproduction at the University of Zurich.

 

Agnes’ research interests include body autonomy, reproductive justice, dis/ability justice, queer family building as well as meaning-making and values in the context of assisted reproduction. Her PhD project focuses on a socioethical investigation of preimplantation genetic diagnosis versus germline genome editing from a reproductive justice perspective, with specific attention to dis/ability as a social justice issue.

 

Education

  • PhD candidate URPP Human Reproduction Reloaded H2R, subproject 1 – University of Zurich, Switzerland (since 2022)
  • Master of Arts in Women’s Studies – University of York, UK (2020 –2021)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and Languages, Literature, Culture  – Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany (2016 – 2020)
  • Exchange year of study: Institut d’études religieuses – Université de Montréal, Canada (2018 – 2019)

 

Work and research experience

  • Associate Editor of postgraduate-led journal Cultivate Feminism (3rd and 4th issue) – University of York, UK (since 2020, ongoing)
  • Member of Race & Equality working group, Centre for Women’s Studies – University of York, UK (2020 – 2021)
  • Fellow of Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst e.V. (2018 – 2021, now alumna)
  • Research assistant at the Department of Religious Studies, supporting an article on feminism for the new edition of Handbuch Gender und Religion (Höpflinger et al., 1st edn. 2008) – Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany (2019 – 2020)
  • Student assistant at the Department of Economics, Graduate Master Office – Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany (2019 – 2020)
  • Chairperson of the student council of Religious Studies – Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany (2019 – 2020)
  • Teaching assistant at the Department of Religious Studies, leading a reading course on religion and values in film – Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany (2018)
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