Nolwenn Bühler is an anthropologist combining science and technology studies (STS) and gender studies approaches. Her PhD dissertation deals with the ontological status of reproductive ageing and the role ARTs play in the production of knowledge on age-related infertility.
She is interested in how the possibility of medically extending female fertility and of intervening at the heart of ageing biological processes may transform the taken-for-granted “fixed nature” of reproductive ageing.
She also explores how imaginaries related to the prospect of “ageless fertility” are framed in the Swiss context and how reproductive ageing itself becomes a biopolitical concern. More generally, she is interested in exploring how the anti-ageing and the reproductive socio-technical project articulate and how the social and the natural intertwine in the making of reproductive ageing.
She currently works as an Honorary Research Fellow in the Centre for Reproduction Research of De Montfort University and as a part-time lecturer in the Anthropology Institute of the University of Neuchatel and the Applied University Western Switzerland (HES-SO, Social Work, Geneva).
Previously she spent a year in the Gender and Women’s Studies Department of the University of California, Berkeley (2013-2014) as a visiting researcher and worked for three years (2011-2013) in the Research Project “Fertility and Family in Switzerland” funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and based at the University of Zurich.