Presentations

2017

“Reconceptualizing Gendered Care Work through Surrogacy.” Presentation at the 112th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA), Culture, Inequalities, and Social Inclusion Across the Globe, August 12-15, 2017, Montréal, Canada.
“Problematizing the Pregnant Body: Challenging Reproductive Choice through Surrogacy.” Paper presentation at the 67th Annual Meeting of Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), Narratives in the World of Social Problems: Power, Resistance, August 11-13, 2017, Montréal, Canada.
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“New Families via Surrogacy: Changing the Meaning of Care Work.” Presentation at the 92th Annual Conference of the North Central Sociological Association (NCSA), Peace in a Time of Polarization, March 31- April 1, 2017, Indianapolis, IN.
“Rethinking Reproductive Choice: An Intersectional Analysis of New Reproductive Technologies.” Roundtable presentation at the 2017 Winter Meeting of Sociologists for Women (SWS), Intersectionality and Privilege: Inclusive Feminist Praxis, February 9-12, 2017, Albuquerque, NM.

2016

 

“The New ‘Normal‘? Challenging Notions of Family and Work through Surrogacy.” Roundtable presentation at the 2016 Winter Meetings of Sociologists for Women (SWS), Feminist Perspectives: Race, Place, and Justice, February 4-7, 2016, Memphis, TN.
“Interactive Exchange of Experiences Combating ‘isms’ in Your Everyday Life.” Workshop at the 2016 Winter Meetings of Sociologists for Women (SWS), Feminist Perspectives: Race, Place, and Justice, February 4-7, 2016, Memphis, TN.
– With Heather Mooney, Megan Petersen, Jenny Lendrum, and Salam Aboulhassan.
“Surrogacy: New Families, New Moms, New Forms of Work.” Poster presentation at the 2016 Graduate and Post Doc Research Symposium, Wayne State University, March 22-23, 2016, Detroit, MI.
“(Troubling) Families in the Age of Surrogacy.” Distributed paper at the Third ISA Forum of Sociology, The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World, July 10-14, 2016, Vienna, Austria.
“Surrogacy and the Meaning of Care Work.” Oral presentation at the Third ISA Forum of Sociology, The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World, July 10-14, 2016, Vienna, Austria.
2015 “Wombs for Rent: Reconceptualizing Surrogacy as Body Work in the US.” Brownbag at University of Wisconsin-Madison, November 19th, 2015 (invited presentation).
“Body/Sex/Work – Surrogacy as a New Form of Intimate and Embodied Labor.” Paper presentation at the 65th Annual Meeting of Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), Removing the Mask, Lifting the Veil: Race, Class, and Gender in the 21st Century, August 21-23, 2015, Chicago, IL.
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2015 “Addressing “isms” outside of academia. How to confront sexism, racism, classism, homophobia, and other “isms” effectively.” Workshop at the 90th Annual Conference of the North Central Sociological Association (NCSA), New Visions of Human Flourishing, April 10-11, 2015, Cleveland, OH
– With Megan Petersen and Heather Mooney.
“Her Baby, My Body. Conceptions of Surrogacy in the US and Germany.” Roundtable presentation at the 2015 Winter Meetings of Sociologists for Women (SWS), Feminism in Theory, Practice, and Policy, February 21, 2015, Washington, DC.
2014 “Her Body, My Baby – How Surrogacy Changes Parenthood.” Poster presentation at the 2014 Student Research and Award Day, Wayne State University, April 10, 2014, Detroit, MI.
“Martyrs and Gold-Diggers: Framing Surrogacy in Advice Columns.” Paper presentation at The Committee for Research on Women and Gender’s 6th Annual Meeting, The Multiple Faces of Activism: Feminism in the 21st Century, March 14-15, 2014, Akron, OH.
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