Grad Students

Charlotte Abel



Contact Information

Email    cmabel16@g.ucla.edu
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Charlotte’s research focuses on reproduction, biomedical control and the social and institutional actors that shape the experiences of pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. Specifically, she looks at how the degree of control of biomedicalization changes in the context of crisis, and how birthing people navigate, accept or resist biomedical expansion. Her current research uses qualitative methods to analyze how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted the experience of reproduction in the US.

Fields of Study

Medical Sociology, Reproductive Justice, Family, Gender and Sexuality, Social Stratification, Ethnography, Qualitative Methodologies

 

Advisors

Stefan Timmermans, Hannah Landecker