Monica J. Casper


Monica J. Casper (PhD) is a sociologist whose scholarly and teaching interests include gender, bodies, health, sexuality, disability, and trauma, with a particular emphasis on reproductive health and politics. She is currently Dean of Arts and Letters, San Diego State University.

She has published several books including the award-winning The Making of the Unborn Patient: A Social Anatomy of Fetal Surgery; is co-editor of TRIVIA: Voices of Feminism; and is a managing editor of The Feminist Wire. Casper is currently involved in several research projects: 1) the biopolitics of maternal/child health and infant mortality in the United States; 2) social and biomedical consequences of traumatic brain injury, with Dan Morrison; and 3) a study of social aspects of parental child abduction.