Participant Info

First Name
Renee Ann
Last Name
Drake University
Reproductive Rights, feminism, American Indian law and politics, campus activism, birth, regulation, Supreme Court.
Media Contact

Personal Info

About Me

My most recent book is on celebrity, pregnancy, and politics – looking particularly at reproductive law and politics in the United States since 1995.  I also do work on birth rights and midwifery care in the United States, and am an expert on state laws regulating access to this care.  I am an intersectional feminist scholar with a grounding in critical race theory, and have an expertise in university policies to become more inclusive and welcoming to a diverse student body.  Finally, my first book is on American Indian law and politics, and I maintain a research interest in the politics of Indian identity, casinos, and land claims.

Recent Publications

Pregnant with the Stars: Watching, and Wanting, the Pregnant Celebrity Body.  2015.  Stanford University Press.

Please see the link to my website for a full c.v.

Media Coverage

I write for The Conversation USA, and have had pieces there picked up by The New Republic and Time.  I also write for Life of the Law.  The New York Times and The Washington Post have interviewed me for coverage of celebrity pregnancy.

Country Focus
United States

Research Areas

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