Academic Articles

My work has appeared in journals across Anthropology, Science and Technology Studies, Gender Studies, and qualitative health research, and I have two book projects forthcoming.

Peer Reviewed Articles

2021    “Hormonal Health: Period Tracking Apps, Wellness, and Self-Management within Surveillance Capitalism” with G. Di Togni and L. Miller in Engaging Science, Technology, and Society 7(1).

2021    “Attuned Consent: Birth Doulas, Care, and the Politics of ConsentFrontiers: A Journal of Women Studies 42(2): 111-132.

2020    “Birthing from Within: Nature, Technology, and Self-Making in Silicon ValleyCultural Anthropology 35(4) 602-630.


2020     “Purity is not the Point: Childbearing and the Impossibility of Boundaries.” Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience, Chemical Entanglements special issue, 6(1), 1-25.

2019    “Advocating for Evidence in birth: Proving cause, effecting outcomes, and the case for ‘curers’Medicine Anthropology Theory. September. 

2019     “Sport Horse Leisure and the Phenomenology of Interspecies Embodiment.Leisure Studies, special issue on Multispecies Leisure. February. 

Books and Journals

Near Birth - Monograph under review

Hormonal Theory: A Cascading Glossary. Edited volume with C. Roberts, S. Erikainen, R. Malcolm, and L. Raeder with Bloomsbury Press.

    “Pitocin,” chapter within Hormonal Theory

The Immune System, Immunity and Immune Logics: Troubling fixed boundaries and (re)conceptualising relations. Special Issue of Medicine Anthropology Theory with J. Swallow.


    “Self out of place? Endometriosis and immunity,” Field Note within Special Issue 

Short pieces

2021    “Consent, payment, and care: how doulas challenge social structures.” CBSS Blog. 6 Aug.

2021    “Endometriosis Awareness Month: Andrea Ford asks 'what would you change about public awareness?’” CBSS Blog.

March 30.

2021     Gupta, Kristin. 2021. "Knowing and Making the Self: An Interview with Andrea Ford." Supplementals, Fieldsights, February 9.

2019    “Period Tracking Apps: Something Old, Something New.” Platypus, Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing (CASTAC) blog. November 12.

2019    “Embodied Ecologies.” Collection editor. Theorizing the Contemporary, Cultural Anthropology website, April 25.


2019    “Triple Toxicity.” Theorizing the Contemporary, Cultural Anthropology website, April 25.

2018    “Funny, Awkward, Tender, Focused: Drawing Bodies” in Somatosphere “Image+Text” series. June 8.  


2018    “Antimicrobials, the Microbiome, and Reproducing ‘Toxic Sterility’” for Chemical Entanglements blog, UCLA Center for the Study of Women. May 22.

2018    “Anti-institutional Menses: Our Blood, Our Business” in Somatosphere. May 15.

Book Reviews

2019   Being a Sperm Donor: Masculinity, Sexuality, and Biosociality in Denmark by Sebastian Mohr, Berghahn 2018. Book review for American Ethnologist. May. 


2019    Jailcare: Finding the Safety Net for Women Behind Bars by Carolyn Sufrin, Univ. California Press 2017. Book review for Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. January.

2018    Plastic Bodies: Menstrual Suppression in Brazil by Emila Sanabria, Duke 2017. Book review for Medicine Anthropology Theory. November 9.