Participant Info

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Winthrop Univeresity
US Politics and government, women and politics, health policy, breastfeeding, breast cancer.
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Personal Info

About Me

I am interested in American politics and policy. I conduct research in the general field of women and politics and in health policy more specifically. I am considered a leading authority on breastfeeding and breast cancer social movements and public policy specifically.

Recent Publications

Kedrowski, Karen M. and Michael E. Lipscomb. 2008. Breastfeeding Rights in the United States.Westport, CT: Praeger/Greenwood Press.

Kedrowski, Karen M. and Marilyn Stine Sarow. 2007. Cancer Activism: Gender, Media and Public Policy. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press. Released in paperback 2010.

Smith, Stephen Samuel, Karen M. Kedrowski, Joseph Ellis and Judy Longshaw. 2006 (electronic)/2008 (paper). “’Your Father Works for My Father:’ Race, Class, and the Politics of VoluntaryMandated Desegregation.” Teachers College Record. 110(5): 986-1032.

Kedrowski, Karen M. and Marilyn Stine Sarow. 2015. “Lessons Learned from the Breast and Prostate

Cancer Movements.” Cancer and Health Policy: Advancements and Opportunities. Oncology

Nursing Society Publishing Division. pp. 289-310.


Kedrowski, Karen M. 2014. “Cancer.” In Brent Steele, ed, Science and Politics: An A-to-Z Guide to Issues and Controversies. Washington, DC: CQ Press. pp. 79-82.

Kedrowski, Karen M. and Michael E. Lipscomb. 2009. “Breastfeeding Practices, Policies and Politics in a Global Context.” In Women and Politics Around the World: volume II, edited by Joyce Gelb andMarian Palley. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. pp. 129-142.

Media Coverage
  • Bloomberg News
  • The Boston Globe
  • “Carolina Business Review,” (WTVI, regional PBS public affairs television show)
  • CJAD (Anglophone radio station in Montreal)
  • CN2 (includes election night commentary in November 2000)
  • “Charlotte Talks” (regional radio talk show), WFAE (NPR affiliate)
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report
  • The Detroit Free Press
  • “The Danny Fontana Show (nationally syndicated talk show)
  • Dziennik (largest circulation Polish newspaper)
  • The (Rock Hill) Herald
  • The Johnsonian
  • KLTF Radio
  • News 14 Carolina TV
  • Norsk Telegrambyra (Norwegian News Agency)
  • Oncology Times
  • “Piedmont Politics” (regional educational television show)
  • The (Charleston) Post and Courier
  • Pravda (Slovak daily newspaper)
  • SCETV radio
  • The (Columbia) State
  • “Straight Talk” (regional radio talk show) on WRHI
  • Time magazine
  • Winthrop News at the Half
  • Winthrop Close Up
  • WBTV (includes election night commentary in 2010).
  • WCNC-TV (NBC-6)
  • WFAE
  • WRHI Radio (includes election night commentary in 2012 and 2014)
  • York Observer/Charlotte Observer

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