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 Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Inclusion in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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.