Monica J. Casper, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
University of California, Santa Cruz
Ph.D, University of California, San Francisco

Monica J. Casper is a medical sociologist and ethicist specializing in women's health and environmental health issues, and has written extensively in the areas of medical sociology, feminist studies, cultural studies, and qualitative methodology. Her research interests lie in ethical and political questions about access to medical intervention, the scope of reproductive politics, and notions of maternal sacrifice. Her first book, The Making of the Unborn Patient: A Social Anatomy of Fetal Surgery (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1998) won the 1996 dissertation award from the American Sociological Association's Medical Sociology Section. Aside from her appointment at UC Santa Cruz, Dr. Casper is affiliated with the Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics.



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