Research


 

areas of interest

Medical anthropology, science and technology studies, critical race and gender studies, reproduction, globalization and global health, bioethics, South Asia, Asian American studies.


Publications


 

BOOKS

2016
Transnational Reproduction: Race, Kinship, and Commercial Surrogacy in India. New York: New York University Press.

 

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

2016
Race, Nation, and the Production of Intimacy: Transnational Egg Donation in India. positions: asia critique 24(1): 303-332.

2015
Defining Parents, Making Citizens: Nationality and Citizenship in Transnational Surrogacy. Medical Anthropology 34(3): 210-225.

2015    
Extending Theory, Rupturing Boundaries: Reproduction, Health, and Medicine Beyond North-South Boundaries [co-authored with Nayantara Sheoran and Cecilia Van Hollen]. Medical Anthropology 34(3): 185-191.

2013
Transnational Surrogacy in India: Interrogating Power and Women’s Agency. Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies 34(3): 167-188.

2013
Gendered Geographies of Reproductive Tourism. Gender & Society 27(4): 514-537.

2008
Gender, Sexuality and AIDS in Brazil: Transformative Approaches to HIV prevention. Michigan Discussions in Anthropology 17(1): 108-131.

 

REPRINTED ARTICLES

2016
Transnational Surrogacy in India: Interrogating Power and Women’s Agency. In The Gender, Culture, and Power Reader, edited by Dorothy L. Hodgson. Pp. 56-64. New York: Oxford University Press.

 

EDITED JOURNAL ISSUES

2015
Extending Theory, Rupturing Boundaries: Reproduction, Health, and Medicine Beyond North-South Binaries. Special issue of Medical Anthropology 34(3). Co-edited with Nayantara Sheoran.

 

ONLINE PUBLICATIONS

2014
Beyond “Wombs for Rent”: Indian Surrogates and the Need for Evidence-Based Policy. Invited blog post for Somatosphere. June 5. 

2014
Engaged Anthropology. Blog post for Wenner-Gren Foundation. April 29. 

2013
Movement and Mobility in Transnational Surrogacy. Blog post for Gender & Society blog. August 27. 

 

BOOK REVIEWS

In press
Conceptions: Infertility and Procreative Technologies in India, by Aditya Bharadwaj. Medical Anthropology Quarterly

2014
Globalization and Transnational Surrogacy in India: Outsourcing Life, edited by Sayantani DasGupta and Shamita Das Dasgupta. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 37(4): 739-740. 

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

2012
Negotiating Kinship in Transnational Surrogacy. Anthropology News 53(4): 5,13.

2008
We are Part of the Solution. AIDS Legal Network Quarterly Oct. 2008: 71.

2008
Understanding Sexual Pleasure and Desire. AIDS Legal Network Quarterly Oct. 2008: 11.

2008
News from the Margins. Mujeres Adelante, Daily newsletter on women’s rights and HIV—International AIDS Conference, Mexico City, 8/8/2008.

 
  Former surrogates discussing surrogacy policy and practices. Photo by Daisy Deomampo

Former surrogates discussing surrogacy policy and practices. Photo by Daisy Deomampo


  Drawings of a child of a surrogate mother. Photo by Daisy Deomampo

Drawings of a child of a surrogate mother. Photo by Daisy Deomampo