University of Wisconsin–Madison

Job Talk: Laura Harrison, Mon 11/19 @ Noon, 3401 Sterling Hall

What’s Best for Baby: Co-Sleeping and the Politics of Inequality
Monday, November 19, 2018, Noon, 3401 Sterling Hall
Laura Harrison, Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at Minnesota State University, Mankato. PhD in Gender Studies from Indiana University. “My research interests focus on race and health disparities, reproductive justice, and how both cultural and structural factors like medical, scientific, and political authority intervene upon women’s health and bodily autonomy.” Her 2016 book from NYU press is titled, Brown Bodies, White Babies: The Politics of Gestational Surrogacy. A current research project examines the racial politics of infant sleep safety campaigns. Laura Harrison is one of the finalists in the “social causes and consequences” search of the Reproductive Equity cluster hire.