I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate jointly affiliated with the Office of Population Research and Center for Health and Wellbeing at Princeton University.

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I study the social ideas and assumptions that get embedded in medicine, especially reproductive healthcare. Currently, I’m writing a book manuscript with University of California Press that traces the contemporary idea of the “planned pregnancy” through U.S. public health policy, medical practice, and lived experience.

I earned my Ph.D. in sociology from Rutgers University and my B.A. in political science from Kenyon College.

My research has been funded by the Society of Family Planning and I have received awards from the American Sociological Association’s Medical Sociology and Body & Embodiment Sections. I’ve published articles in Social Science & MedicineJournal of Health and Social BehaviorSociological Forum, and Demographic Research.