Agomoni Ganguli Mitra

Dr Agomoni Ganguli Mitra is a bioethicist, currently working with Prof Graeme Laurie on the Wellcome Trust funded Liminal Spaces Project.

It was during her college years as a Biology student in London that Agomoni discovered a passion for the ethical and social aspects of science and medicine. So she promptly discarded her lab coat and safety glasses for texts in bioethics and philosophy. This led her to various projects on the ethics of biobanks, synthetic biology and clinical research, first as an intern at the WHO and the Charité Medical School in Berlin, and finally at the University of Zurich, where she completed her PhD in bioethics. Her dissertation explored the concepts of exploitation and vulnerability in off-shored clinical trials, through the lens of global justice. It was the focus and global ethics and justice that then led to her post-doctoral project on global gender justice at the University of Muenster.

It is her long-standing interest in vulnerability and exploitation that brings her to the Liminal Spaces project, where she is exploring further analytical connection between these concepts and the ideas of liminality, transformation and marginality, as applied to topics in global bioethics. Her academic outlook is embedded within frameworks of global and relational justice, perspectives in relational autonomy, theories of vulnerability and exploitation.

Areas of interest:

  • Research ethics and governance
  • Global Surrogacy
  • Sex-Selection and gender justice
  • Norms and justice
  • Feminist political philosophy
  • Bioethics and Law