Laura Mamo
Associate Professor
San Francisco State University
United States
(415) 405-2540

Laura Mamo (Ph.D. University of California, San Francisco, 2002) is Associate Professor of Health Education and core-faculty member in the Health Equity Institute at San Francisco State University.  Her work lies at the intersection of medical sociology, gender and sexuality studies, and cultural studies of science, technology and medicine. Her research portfolio includes studies of gender and sexual inequalities in the areas of reproductive health, health social movements, (in)fertility biomedicine, contemporary biopolitics and biomedicalization, and “lifestyle” technologies such as sexual enhancement drugs, assistive aging technologies, menstrual suppression therapies and, most recently, HPV vaccines.  Mamo is the author of Queering Reproduction: Achieving Pregnancy in the Age of Technoscience(Duke University Press, 2007); co-editor of Biomedicalization Studies: Technoscience and Transformations of Health, Illness and U.S. Biomedicine (Duke University Press, 2010) and co-author of Living Green: Communities That Sustain (New Society Press, 2009).  Her research has appeared in such journals as Signs: Women in Culture and Society, Science as Culture, Science, Technology & Human Values, Sociological Perspectives, Sociology of Health and Illness, and the American Sociological Review.

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