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Professor Jennifer Merchant

Full Professor, Université Panthéon-Assas Paris 2

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Jennifer Merchant obtained her PhD in political sciences from Sciences po Paris, and now teaches at… (more)

Jennifer Merchant obtained her PhD in political sciences from Sciences po Paris, and now teaches at the Université de Paris II. Her research privileges a pluridisciplinary approach at the crossroads of political science, law, gender studies and bioethics in Anglo-American and European countries. She is currently working on two projects:  1° analyzing from a comparative perspective (France/United States) policies relative to gender and health care and research, and 2° comparative public policy analyses of the framing of human genome editing (HGE) and their impact on the future of human reproduction. She is a member of the Inserm Ethics Committee and of the Institut universitaire de France, and was a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Committee on Human Genome Editing. Among her publications; Procréation et politique aux Etats-Unis, 1965-2005 (Paris, Belin 2006), “Assisted Reproductive Technology in the United States: Towards a National Regulatory Framework”, IJB 2009 (https://www.cairn.info/revue-journal-international-de-bioethique-2009-4-page-55.htm), co-author of “Fostering responsible research with genome editing technologies: a European perspective”  Transgenic Research 2017 (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5601998/), Access to Assisted Reproductive Technologies: The Case of France and Belgium (dir.), Berghahn Books forthcoming October 2019 (https://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/MerchantAccess) and Les fondements juridiques des droits des femmes aux États-Unis (The Juridical Foundations of Women’s Rights in the United States), ENS Editions forthcoming November 2019.