Dr, Visiting Research Fellow - Centre of the Body, Goldsmiths, University of London
The Science, Politics, and Ethics of Male Circumcision: An Interdisciplinary Take on an Emerging Global ControversyRebecca Steinfeld received her DPhil in Politics from the University of Oxford in 2012. She is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre of the Body at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she is writing her first book, provisionally entitled Wars of the Wombs: Struggles over Reproduction in Israel, for publication with Stanford University Press. Since completing her doctorate, Rebecca has conducted research and/or taught at LSE's Middle East Centre, the Department of History at Stanford University, and the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham. Rebecca applies a critical policy studies lens to a range of issues related to the regulation of the body. She has paid particular attention to the substance of, and motivations behind, the formation of reproductive healthcare policies in Israel, and also assessed their implications for women’s reproductive experiences and rights. Now she is investigating the ethics and politics of genital alteration policies in Europe and the US, focusing on non-therapeutic male infant circumcision.