Reuben Message

Reuben was 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 research interests in things fishy, Reuben focused on the introduction of zebrafish into laboratories, exploring what their growing prominence in science meant 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’. Reuben went on to work as Research Fellow in Responsible Research and Innovation at the University of Edinburgh.