Stigma, Conscience, and Contested Medical Procedures
(Conferences / Seminars / Lectures)
Join us for Dr. Lisa Harris' lecture on Thursday, April 11, 2013 from noon till 1 pm online. The lecture can be accessed live online at connect.msu.edu/brownbag. more information...
Lisa Harris, M.D., Ph.D, is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women's Studies at University of Michigan. Dr. Harris earned her AB in English Literature at Harvard College, and subsequently earned her MD from Harvard Medical School. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at University of California, San Francisco. After residency she became a Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Clinical Scholar. Because so many issues in reproductive medicine have as much to do with American culture as they do to biomedicine, she subsequently earned a PhD in American Culture at University of Michigan. She has been a faculty member at University of Michigan since 1998, where she teaches students across campus, in the Medical School, School of Public Health, and College of Literature, Sciences and the Arts. She directs the senior undergraduate course, "Women's Reproductive Health," in the Women's Studies Department. In her research she examines issues at the intersection of clinical obstetrical and gynecological care and law, policy, politics, ethics, history and sociology. She is currently finishing a book on the history of in vitro fertilization in which she situates the rise in technological reproduction in the larger social and political contexts of changing women's roles in society, the legalization of abortion, the rise of the religious right, and ongoing erosion of reproductive health resources for poor women of color. She also studies the experiences of abortion workers, abortion stigma, and the clinical and ethical consequences of restrictive abortion legislation.