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Bioethics, Sociology of Religion, Sociology of Science

Irrazábal, Gabriela

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Gabriela Irrazábal is a sociologist from the National University of La Plata, Argentina and has a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires.

She is a researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET, Argentina). She is adjunct professor (awarded with categorization IV of the Ministry of Education of the Nation) of the subject  research methodology at the National University Arturo Jauretche and she lectures in Sociology of Religion at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires.

Gabriela has received international postgraduate scholarships (Fulbright- US Dept. of State SUSI Institutes; El Colegio Mexiquense-Libertas Laicas; Latin American Studies Association, Asociación Iberoamericana Universitaria de Posgrado). She has been visiting professor and researcher at various higher education institutions such as the University of Seville (2012), the Paris V-Descartes University within the framework of the CIN-Université Paris Sorbonne Cité Joint Education Program (2016) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2017).

Her area of study includes the intersection between science, religion and health, particularly in bioethics issues regarding beginning, reproduction and end of life such as: abortion, reproductive cloning, embryo cryopreservation and moral status, MTR- gene editing, CRISPcas9, pre-implantation diagnosis, techno-mediated reproduction, socio-cultural history of human embryos, euthanasia, dying with dignity, assisted suicide, refusal of biomedical treatment, reproductive health and management of religious diversity in public institutions. She has coordinated national and international research projects (multi-country) applying quantitative and qualitative methodologies for both public and private organizations.