The work of John H. Evans examines issues
traditionally in the realm of the humanities through a sociological lens. His
books include What is a Human? What the
Answers Mean for Human Rights (Oxford, 2016) and Contested Reproduction: Genetic Technologies, Religion, and Public
Debate (Chicago, 2010). Evans was an important early contributor to the
field of bioethics, asking how public debate shapes life-and-death issues in Playing God? Human Genetic Engineering and
the Rationalization of Public Bioethical Debate (Chicago, 2002) and The History and Future of Bioethics: A
Sociological View (Oxford, 2012). He has been a postdoctoral fellow at Yale
and a visiting member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton.
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