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Research Profile

Dr Neil Stephens 


Selected Publications

Stephens, N (in press) ‘Growing meat in laboratories: The promise, ontology and ethical boundary-work of using muscle cells to make food’ Configurations, special issue on Animal Biotechnology as a Liberatory Imaginary, Stephens, N & Twine, R (eds)

Stephens, N. (in press) ‘Institutional Imaginaries of Publics in Stem Cell Banking: The Cases of the UK and Spain’ Science as Culture

Delamont, S. & Stephens, N. (in press) ‘‘I can see it in the nightclub’ Dance, Capoeira, and Male Bodies’ Sociological Review

Delamont, S. & Stephens, N. (in press) ‘Each more agile than the other: Mental and physical enculturation in Capoeira Regional’ in Fighting Scholars (eds.) Raul Sanchez and Dale Spencer (Anthem)

Stephens, N. Lewis, J. and Atkinson, P. (2013) ‘Closing the Regulatory Regress: GMP Accreditation in Stem Cell Laboratories’ Sociology of Health and Illness vol. 35 issue 3 March

Stephens, N. (2012) ‘Space, place and temporality in stem cell and cancer tissue biobanking: mediating between patient-donors and biomedical research’ Social Theory and Health vol. 10 No. 3, p245–264. doi:10.1057/sth.2012.5;

Hammond-Browning, N. & Stephens, N. (2013) ‘Moving human embryonic stem cells internationally: Near-future challenges for the UK Stem Cell Bank and American collaborators’ in Ethics, Law and Society vol. 5 Priaulx, Nicky & Wrigley, Anthony (eds) Farnham:Ashgate p299–312

Stephens, N. and Stacey, G. (2012) ‘Social science in a stem cell laboratory: what happened when social and life sciences met’ Regenerative Medicine Vol. 7, No. 1, p117-126. DOI 10.2217/rme.11.107

Stephens, N. Atkinson, P. and Glasner, P (2011) ‘Documenting the Doable and Doing the Documented: Bridging Strategies at the UK Stem Cell Bank’ Social Studies of Science vol. 41 no. 6 791-813. DOI: 10.1177/0306312711423306

Stephens, N. Atkinson, P.  & Glasner, P (2011) ‘Internationaliser des standards, metter en banquet avec confiance: La mise en banquet de cellules souches s trois systèmes nationauxRevue D'anthropologie des Connaissances vol. 5 no. 2 p260-286

Stephens, N. (2011) 'onCore UK: The £4m Cancer Tissue Bank that Closed' in The Gen, ESRC Genomic Network Newsletter, March 2011

Stephens, N. & Harrington, J (2010) ‘A social science view on the FRAME symposium: Identities and networks’ Alternatives to Laboratory Animals vol. 38 supplement p101-104

Stephens, N. (2010) ‘In Vitro Meat: Zombies on the Menu?’ SCRITPed: A Journal of Law, Technology & Society 7 p394-401. DOI: 10.2966/scrip.070210.394

Stephens, N. & Delamont, S. (2010) ‘Vim da Bahia pra lhe ver: Multiple Movement in the Capoeira Batizado’ in Mobile Methodologies, Ben Fincham, Mark McGuinness and Lesley Murray (eds) Palgrave

Campos Rosario, C. Stephens, N. and Delamont, S. (2010) “I’m Your Teacher, I’m Brazilian!” Authenticity and Authority in European Capoeira Sport, Education and Society 15 p103-20, DOI:10.1080/13573320903461061

Reprinted in Delamont (ed) (2012) Ethnographic Methods in Education 4 vols, Sage, London in Vol 3 Educational Contents - Knowledge and Power p357-375 ISBN 978 1 84920 732 4

Stephens, N. & Delamont, S. (2010) Roda Boa, Roda Boa: Legitimate peripheral participation in diasporic Capoeira Teaching and Teacher Education 26 p113-8. doi:10.1016/j.tate.2009.09.003

Stephens, N (2010) ‘Addressing uncertainty in UK Stem Cell Science regulation’ Research Fortnight 

Stephens, N. & Delamont, S. (2009) 'They start to get malicia': teaching tacit and technical knowledge British Journal of Sociology of Education 30 p537-48. DOI: 10.1080/01425690903101031

Stephens, N. Chekar, C. K. & Lewis, J. (2009) ‘Global Issues, Regional Engagement: ‘Discussing Stem Cells in Context’ event hosted at the National Assembly for Wales, 19th May 2009’ ESRC Genomics Network Newsletter

Stephens, N. Atkinson, P. and Glasner, P. (2008) The UK Stem Cell Bank as Performative Architecture New Genetics and Society vol. 27 p87-99. DOI: 10.1080/14636770802076977

Eriksson, L. Stephens, N. and Webster, A (2008) Stem Cell Spaces, Places and Flows editors introduction to special edition of New Genetics and Society vol. 27 p83-7. DOI:10.1080/14636770802076936

Stephens, N. Atkinson, P. and Glasner, P. (2008) The UK Stem Cell Bank: Securing the past, validating the present, protecting the future Science as Culture vol. 17 p43-56. DOI : 10.1080/09505430701872970

Delamont, S. and Stephens, N. (2008) Up on the Roof, Cultural Sociology, vol. 2 p57-75. doi:10.1177/1749975507086274

Stephens, N. (2008) Political interpretative flexibility and the economics of inflation and unemployment Cardiff School of Social Sciences Working Papers paper 114

Stephens, N. (2008) Internationalising Stem Cell Banking?: Challenges in harmonising the international movement of human embryonic stem cells ESRC Genomics Network Newsletter March 2008 p28-30

Stephens, N. (2007) Collecting data from elites and ultra elites: telephone and face-to-face interviews with macroeconomists Qualitative Research vol. 7 p203-16. doi: 10.1177/1468794107076020. Reprinted in SAGE Qualitative Research Methods (SAGE Benchmarks in Social Research Methods series) vol. 2 2010 page 291-306

Delamont, S. & Stephens, N. (2007) Excruciating Elegance: Representing the Embodied Habitus of Capoeira Qualiti Working Paper – Qualiti/WPS/003

Stephens, N. and Delamont, S. (2006) Balancing the Berimbau, Qualitative Inquiry, vol. 12 p316-39 reprinted in Representing Ethnography vol 4. p89-112. DOI: 10.1177/1077800405284370

Stephens, N. and Delamont, S. (2006) Samba no Mar, in D. Waskul and P. Vannini (eds.) Body/Embodiment, Aldershot: Gower