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Katrina Kimport, PhD

Associate Professor

Katrina Kimport, PhD is a qualitative medical sociologist whose research focuses on gender, health and reproduction. Dr. Kimport's research engages two central themes: understanding women’s personal and social experience of abortion and contraception; and investigating the cultural negotiation of controversial social issues related to sexuality and health—specifically, abortion and same-sex marriage. Her current research examines the experience of seeking and obtaining a third-trimester abortion. Dr. Kimport's work has been published in several journals, including Gender & Society, Journal of Health & Social Behavior, Social Science & Medicine, and Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. She is the author of No Real Choice: How Culture and Politics Matter for Reproductive Autonomy (2022, Rutgers University Press) and Queering Marriage: Challenging Family Formation in the United States (2014, Rutgers University Press, Winner of the Charles Tilly Best Book Award), and co-author, with Dr. Jennifer Earl, of Digitally Enabled Social Change (2011, MIT Press, Honorable Mention for CITASA Best Book Award). Dr. Kimport received her BA from Yale University and her PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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