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Peer Reviewed Articles

2020    “Birthing from Within: Nature, Technology, and Self-Making in Silicon Valley” Cultural Anthropology (forthcoming)


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

2019    “Advocating for Evidence in birth: Proving cause, effecting outcomes, and the case for ‘curers’” Medicine Anthropology Theory. September. doi.org/10.17157/mat.6.2.674 


2019     “Sport Horse Leisure and the Phenomenology of Interspecies Embodiment.” Leisure Studies, special issue on Multispecies Leisure. February. https://doi.org/10.1080/02614367.2019.1584231 

Short Pieces

“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, 2019.

“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, 2018.

Book Reviews

2019   Being a Sperm Donor: Masculinity, Sexuality, and Biosociality in Denmark by Sebastian Mohr, Berghahn 2018. Book review for American Ethnologist. May. https://anthrosource.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/amet.12774


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. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1467-9655.12983 


2018    Plastic Bodies: Menstrual Suppression in Brazil by Emila Sanabria, Duke 2017. Book review for Medicine Anthropology Theory. November 9. http://www.medanthrotheory.org/read/11127/plastic-bodies  

Book Project

Near Birth: Embodied Futures in California