dczarI am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology and am in the Graduate Certificate Program in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

My research focuses on issues related to gender, technology, and reproductive politics. My current research examines the moral lives of people involved with contested medical technologies and procedures. I have studied Christian women’s experiences with infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, and how health care providers come to participate or not participate in abortion work.

Dissertation Title: Modern Crosses: How Christian Women Navigate Maternal Desire, Religion, and Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Dissertation Committee: Renee Anspach (co-chair), Karin Martin (co-chair), Geneviève Zubrzycki, Elizabeth Roberts (Anthropology)

My Research Interests Include:

  • Medical Sociology
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Reproductive Politics
  • Religion
  • Science & Technology
  • Qualitative Methods