Gretchen Sisson is a qualitative sociologist whose research focuses on social constructions of parenthood, specifically examining teen pregnancy and young parenthood, infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, and adoption and birth motherhood. Her current research with ANSIRH focuses on representations of abortion and reproductive decision-making in popular culture, including film and television. Dr. Sisson’s past work on reframing models of teen pregnancy prevention has been published in the Journal of Sexuality Research and Social Policy. She received her BA from Amherst College and her PhD from Boston College.
December 7, 2020
Herold S, Sisson G, Renee Bracey Sherman. “I can’t believe your mixed ass wasn’t on the pill!”: race and abortion on American scripted television, 2008-2019. Feminist Media Studies. December 2020; DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2020.1856908.
September 6, 2020
Herold S, Sisson G. Abortion on American television: An update on recent portrayals, 2015-2019. Contraception. September 2020; 102(6):421-423.
April 1, 2020
Sisson G, Joffe C. Abortion Providers on Politically Engaging Patients. Women's Health Issues. April 2020; 30(2):106-112.
July 22, 2019
Herold S, Sisson G. Hangers, Potions, and Pills: Abortion Procedures on American Television, 2008 to 2018. Women's Health Issues. July 2019; 29(6):499-505.