In Fall 2010, Dr. Inhorn was the first Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Visiting Professor in the Centre for Gender Studies at the University of Cambridge. Her inaugural lecture was entitled, “Global Gametes: Reproductive ‘Tourism’ and Islamic Bioethics in the High-tech Middle East.”
The Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Visiting Professorship was generously established by Carl Djerassi (Professor Emeritus, Stanford University and inventor of the modern-day contraceptive pill) in honour of his late wife Diane Middlebrook (Professor Emerita and Head of Gender Studies, Stanford University). The Visiting Professorship is designed to host distinguished senior scholars from a wide array of academic disciplines at the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies. The Visiting Professor may be of any discipline and will be expected to give a high profile public lecture on any gender related topic, to lead a series of research seminars for Cambridge students and generally to become a member of the Centre’s research community. Dr. Inhorn was welcomed at the Centre as the inaugural Visiting Professor, and was a Faculty Fellow at Downing College, U Cambridge, during her stay.