Bio-objects and their boundaries: governing matters at the intersection of society, politics, and science

Status: Current

Māori Relevant Content: No


  • Royal Society of New Zealand (Travel Grant)

Project Abstract

Explores the natures, production and governance of bio-objects (such as such stem cells, chimera, tissue samples or genetically modified organisms). The core questions investigated include: how are the boundaries between human and animal, organic and non-organic, living and the non-living opened up; how do bio-objects change social relations; how does the public-private interface shape the making of bio-objects; and finally, how does the governance of bio-objects perform at different levels, from the level of the European Union and its Member States to the sub-political level, and finally in clinics and laboratories.

Researchers - UC Staff

  • Joanna Frances Goven: Associate Investigator; Language, Social and Political Sciences

Subject Area: Disciplines