Near Birth

A book for thoughtful people who are curious about why the "right" way to have babies is so contested. A story weaving together bodies, knowledge, gender, technology, and the Californian "final frontier." An exploration of childbearing practices as microcosms of American cultural values.

An argument for how -- and why -- birth matters.


Hormonal Cascades

This edited volume is a play on a medical glossary, showing how hormones cascade into one another, and throughout bodies and environments. 


Journalism and Science Writing

Sharing research insights with a wider audience is important and satisfying. I have written over 100 articles for Stanford Medicine's blog, SCOPE, and submitted public comments on multiple issues.


Academic Articles

I publish my own research on topics related to reproduction, in journals such as Cultural Anthropology and Engaging Science, Technology, and Society.