dczarI am currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Case Western Reserve University. I earned my Ph.D. in Sociology and a Graduate Certificate in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I completed postdoctoral fellowships at McGill University and the University of Cincinnati, where I was a researcher with the Ohio Policy Evaluation Network.

My research focuses on issues related to gender, technology, and reproduction. My current research examines people’s moral lives in the context of their experiences with contested medical technologies and procedures. I have studied Christian women’s experiences with infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, how health care providers make decisions about participation in abortion care, women’s experiences with genetic carrier testing in reproductive health care settings, and how policy restrictions on reproductive health care impact patients and clinicians.  My work has been published in Journal of Health and Social Behavior; Gender & Society; Qualitative Sociology; Social Science & Medicine; Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law; and Contraception.

My Research Interests Include:

  • Medical Sociology
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Reproduction
  • Religion
  • Science & Technology
  • Qualitative Methods