Reuben Message

Reuben is a postdoctoral research assistant working on the AnNex project ‘Incorporating new species and sites’ with Dr Beth Greenhough at the School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford. With particular interests in things fishy, Reuben will be focusing on the introduction of zebrafish into laboratories and what their growing prominence in science means for practices of ethical review, the 3Rs, animal care and public engagements with animal research.

Originally from South Africa, Reuben completed a PhD in Sociology at the London School of Economics in 2016. His thesis examined 19th century aquaculture techniques through the lens of the social studies of reproduction, arguing that these techniques constituted an early kind of ‘artificial reproductive technology’