Carolina Maia is a PhD candidate at the Postgraduate Program in Social Anthropology at Museu Nacional/Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, the same institution from which she got her MA degree in Social Anthropology. Under the supervision of Prof. Dr. María Elvira Díaz-Benítez, she has been developing research on lesbianities, intersectionality, and queer community-building practices in Brazil. Ms. Maia’s doctoral research focuses on homemade assisted reproduction techniques in Brazil (especially in Rio de Janeiro) and the digital, informal networks that aid those trying to conceive through this procedure and allow them to approach semen donors. Such a project has been allowing her to develop reflections on kinship, sexuallity, digital communications, sexual and reproductive rights and policies, and regulation. Participating in a joint program that brought together the Latin American Centre, the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, and Museu Nacional, Ms. Maia will be working as a Recognised Student in Oxford during Hilary and Trinity Terms, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Andreza Aruska de Souza Santos (LAC) and Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Ewart (SAME).