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Heather Jacobson

[Heather E Jacobson]

Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Last Updated: October 25, 2020
about me

Research Interests

Research Interests
Assisted Reproduction, Adoption, Surrogacy, Reproductive Technologies, Embryo Cryopreservation and Disposition

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Sociology of Families, Sociology of Reproduction, Qualitative Research Methods

Education

Education

    • 2006 PhD in Sociology
      Brandeis University, 2006
    • 2001 MA in Sociology
      Brandeis University, 2001
    • 1995 M.Phil. in Women's Studies
      The University of Dublin, 1995
    • 1993 BA in History
      Carnegie Mellon University, 1993
    • 1993 BFA in Drama
      Carnegie Mellon University, 1993

Awards and Honors

    • Sep  2019 UTA College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Research Award sponsored by UTA College of Liberal Arts

News Articles

News Articles

    • Apr 2018
      CBC.CA
      Wheatley, Gillian. "Paying Surrogates in Canada Could Present New Problems for Parents To-BE, Experts Say."

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • June 2016 to Aug 2017 The Social Consequences of Embryo Cryopreservation sponsored by  -  $9921
      Heather Jacobson (Funded)
    • June 2009 to May 2010 The Organization and Experience of Commercial Gestational Surrogacy sponsored by  -  $9955
      Heather Jacobson (Funded)

Presentations

    • November  2020
      Jacobson, HeatherE, "Obscured Labor: The (In)Visibility of Surrogate Work", LUMSA University, Rome, Italy. (November 16, 2020).
    • March  2020
      Jacobson, Heather, "The Organization of Embryo Creation, Freezing, and Testing in Fertility Clinics in the U.S.", Philadelphia, PA. (March , 2020).
    • September  2019
      Jacobson, HeatherE, "Obscured Labor: The Visibility of Surrogate Labor in Varying Contexts.", AFIN Research Group, Granada, Spain. (September , 2019).
    • September  2019
      Jacobson, HeatherE, Konig, Anika, "The Complexities of Transnational Reproduction: The Case of German-U.S. Surrogacy Arrangements", Wiesbaden, Germany. (September , 2019).
    • June  2019
      Jacobson, HeatherE, "Cross Border Reproductive Care in the U.S.", Paris, France. (June , 2019).
    • March  2019
      Jacobson, HeatherE, "Do Embryos have Kinship? Negotiating Meanings of Relatedness in the Fertility Clinic", Boston, MA. (March , 2019).
    • March  2019
      Jacobson, HeatherE, "The Work of Making Babies: Gestational Surrogacy in the United States", Southern Methodist University . (March , 2019).
    • October  2018
      Jacobson, HeatherE, "Negotiating the Kinship of Excess Embryos: Reactions of Fertility Professionals", Oakland, CA. (October , 2018).
    • August  2018
      Jacobson, HeatherE, "A Limited Market: The Infertility Industry’s Recruitment of Gay Men as Surrogacy Clients", Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (August , 2018).
    • April  2018
      Jacobson, HeatherE, "Mapping the Dilemmas of "Excess" Embryos in the Infertility Industry", New Orleans, Louisiana. (April , 2018).
    • April  2018
      Jacobson, HeatherE, "The “Rules” of Surrogacy in the U.S. ", New York University. (April , 2018).
    • March  2018
      Jacobson, HeatherE, "Gay Men as Surrogacy Clients: Equal Access?", Baltimore, Maryland. (March , 2018).
    • December  2017
      Jacobson, HeatherE, "Researching Surrogacy: Methodological Issues", University of Amsterdam. (December , 2017).
    • March  2017
      Jacobson, HeatherE, "Mothering during Pregnancy: The Case of Surrogacy", Greenville, South Carolina. (March , 2017).
    •  2016
      Jacobson, HeatherE, "Surrogacy as Work in the United States", Paris, France. ( , 2016).
    •  2016
      Jacobson, HeatherE, "Surrogacy as Work in the United States", UTA. ( , 2016).
    •  2016
      Jacobson, HeatherE, "Surrogacy, Situating France within the World: Representations, Regulations, and Experiences", Paris, France. ( , 2016).
    •  2016
      Jacobson, HeatherE, "Surrogates at the Crossroads: Intensive Pregnancy (for Others) in the Age of Intensive Mothering", Boston, Massachusetts. ( , 2016).
    •  2015
      Jacobson, HeatherE, "Family Work: Commercial Surrogates and their Families in the United States", New York, New York. ( , 2015).
    •  2014
      Jacobson, HeatherE, "Laboring to Conceive: Surrogacy as Work", Baltimore, Maryland. ( , 2014).
    •  2013
      Jacobson, HeatherE, "Toeing the Line: Legitimizing Surrogacy through Market “Rules"", New York, New York. ( , 2013).
    •  2012
      Jacobson, HeatherE, "Conceptualizing “Work” and “Family” in Surrogacy.", New York, New York. ( , 2012).
    •  2012
      Jacobson, HeatherE, "The Media and Adoption Decision-Making.", San Antonio, Texas. ( , 2012).
    •  2012
      Jacobson, HeatherE, "The Surrogacy Market: Selling the Idea of Third Party Pregnancy to Intended Parents and Prospective Surrogates.", Claremont College, Claremont, California. ( , 2012).

Students Supervised

    • Present
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Lauren Vanpool,
    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Jamie Manzer, (Sociology and Anthropology)
      Doctoral External Examiner, University of Deleware, Department of Sociology
    • Present
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Kaylee Woodward, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • Present
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Jennifer Wellman, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • Aug 2020
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Dorian Moore,
    • May 2020
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Iris Garcia,
    • May 2020
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Garth Pickard, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • Dec 2019
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Gary Fitzsimmons, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • May 2019
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Alicia Hooper,
    • Dec 2018
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Angela Barajas, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • Dec 2018
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Jacob Garza, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • Dec 2018
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Noah Ambs, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • Aug 2018
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Amanda Haddad, (Communication)
    • Aug 2018
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Christina Carney, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • May 2018
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Christina Adame, (Art and Art History)
    • May 2018
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Denise Carmona, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • May 2018
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Erin Taylor, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • May 2018
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Megan Routh, (Sociology and Anthropology)
    • May 2018
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Jessica Lott, Southern Methodist University, Dept of Anthropology

Courses

      • SOCI 4331-001 RACE, ETHNIC & FAM FORMATION
        (Course Id: 106705)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 5325-001 READING QUALITATIVE CLASSICS
        (Course Id: 113467)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 4365-001 TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY
        (Topic: Reading Qualitative Classics | Course Id: 106713)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 5385-008 NON-THESIS PROJECT
        (Course Id: 106771)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020
      • SOCI 5385-008 NON-THESIS PROJECT
        (Course Id: 106771)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCI 3372-001 SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY
        (Topic: Sociological Theory | Course Id: 106685)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 5312-001 SOCIOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION
        (Course Id: 113455)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 5698-008 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106779)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCI 5313-001 RACE AND FAMILY
        (Course Id: 113456)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 3332-001 SOCIOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION
        (Course Id: 113113)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • WOMS 3300-002 TOPICS IN WOMENS & GENDER STU
        (Topic: Sociology of Reproduction | Course Id: 112132)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • SOCI 3372-001 SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY
        (Topic: Sociological Theory | Course Id: 106685)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 3331-001 SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY
        (Course Id: 106667)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • WOMS 3331-001 SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY
        (Course Id: 106667)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 5398-008 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106777)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • SOCI 4306-001 QUALITATIVE RES METH
        (Course Id: 106693)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SOCI 5341-001 SEM IN THEORY & RESRCH METHODS
        (Topic: Qualitative Research Methods | Course Id: 106759)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SOCI 3332-001 SOCIOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION
        (Course Id: 113113)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • WOMS 3300-003 TOPICS IN WOMENS & GENDER STU
        (Course Id: 112132)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • AAST 4331-001 RACE, ETHNIC & FAM FORMATION
        (Course Id: 106705 | Xlist Coursepre: SOCI | Xlist Coursenum: 4331)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 4331-001 RACE, ETHNIC & FAM FORMATION
        (Course Id: 106705)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 3372-001 SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY
        (Topic: Sociological Theory | Course Id: 106685)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • WOMS 4392-001 SP TOPICS WOMEN'S & GENDER ST
        (Course Id: 110781 | Xlist Coursepre: SOCI | Xlist Coursenum: 4331)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • HONR-LA 3304-009 SPECIAL TOPICS
        (Topic: Sociological Theory | Course Id: 110922)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • SOCI 5341-001 SEM IN THEORY & RESRCH METHODS
        (Topic: READING QUALITATIVE CLASSICS | Course Id: 106759 | Xlist Coursepre: SOCI | Xlist Coursenum: 4365)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 3360-001 TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY
        (Topic: SOCIOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION | Course Id: 112717 | Xlist Coursepre: WOMS | Xlist Coursenum: 3330)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • SOCI 4365-001 TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY
        (Topic: READING QUALITATIVE CLASSICS | Course Id: 106713)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • WOMS 3300-003 TOPICS IN WOMENS & GENDER STU
        (Topic: Sociology of Reproduction | Course Id: 112132)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SOCI 5392-008 CONFERENCE COURSE IN SOCIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 106775)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SOCI 4306-001 QUALITATIVE RES METH
        (Topic: Qualitative research Methods | Course Id: 106693)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SOCI 5341-001 SEM IN THEORY & RESRCH METHODS
        (Topic: Qualitative research Methods | Course Id: 106759)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • INTS 3320-001 SOCIAL JUSTICE THEORY
        (Course Id: 112141)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SOCI 3372-001 SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY
        (Topic: Sociological Theory | Course Id: 106685)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SOCI 5698-008 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106779)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • SOCI 5393-008 THESIS SUBSTITUTE
        (Course Id: 106776)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • AAST 4331-001 RACE, ETHNIC & FAM FORMATION
        (Course Id: 106705)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SOCI 4331-001 RACE, ETHNIC & FAM FORMATION
        (Topic: Race Ethnicity&FamilyFormation | Course Id: 106705)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SOCI 5330-002 SEM IN SOCIAL DIFFERENTIATION
        (Topic: Topics for Soc of Families | Course Id: 106748)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • WOMS 4392-002 SP TOPICS WOMEN'S & GENDER ST
        (Topic: Race Ethnicity&FamilyFormation | Course Id: 110781)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SOCI 4365-003 TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY
        (Topic: Topics for Soc of Families | Course Id: 106713)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SOCI 5330-001 SEM IN SOCIAL DIFFERENTIATION
        (Topic: Sociology of Reproduction | Course Id: 106748)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SOCI 3372-001 SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY
        (Topic: Sociological Theory | Course Id: 106685)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SOCI 5698-008 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106779)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • SOCI 5392-008 CONFERENCE COURSE IN SOCIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 106775)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SOCI 5385-008 NON-THESIS PROJECT
        (Course Id: 106771)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SOCI 5341-001 SEM IN THEORY & RESRCH METHODS
        (Topic: Reading Qualitative Classics | Course Id: 106759)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SOCI 5698-008 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106779)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SOCI 5393-008 THESIS SUBSTITUTE
        (Course Id: 106776)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SOCI 4365-001 TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY
        (Topic: Sociology of Reproduction | Course Id: 106713)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SOCI 4365-003 TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY
        (Topic: Reading Qualitative Classics | Course Id: 106713)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SOCI 5392-008 CONFERENCE COURSE IN SOCIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 106775)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2015
      • SOCI 5698-008 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106779)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2015
      • SOCI 4306-001 QUALITATIVE RES METH
        (Course Id: 106693)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SOCI 5341-001 SEM IN THEORY & RESRCH METHODS
        (Topic: QUALITATIVE METHODS | Course Id: 106759)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SOCI 3372-001 SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY
        (Course Id: 106685)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SOCI 5698-008 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106779)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • SOCI 5392-008 CONFERENCE COURSE IN SOCIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 106775)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • AAST 4331-001 RACE, ETHNIC & FAM FORMATION
        (Course Id: 106705)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SOCI 4331-001 RACE, ETHNIC & FAM FORMATION
        (Course Id: 106705)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SOCI 5330-001 SEM IN SOCIAL DIFFERENTIATION
        (Topic: Race and Family | Course Id: 106748)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • WOMS 4392-002 SP TOPICS WOMEN'S & GENDER ST
        (Topic: Race, Ethnicity, & Family Form | Course Id: 110781)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SOCI 5341-001 SEM IN THEORY & RESRCH METHODS
        (Topic: QUALITATIVE METHODS | Course Id: 106759)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SOCI 3372-001 SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY
        (Course Id: 106685)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SOCI 5698-008 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106779)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • SOCI 5385-008 NON-THESIS PROJECT
        (Course Id: 106771)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • AAST 4331-001 RACE, ETHNIC & FAM FORMATION
        (Course Id: 106705)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SOCI 4331-001 RACE, ETHNICITY & FAMILY FORM
        (Course Id: 106705)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SOCI 5330-002 SEM IN SOCIAL DIFFERENTIATION
        (Topic: Sociology of Reproduction | Course Id: 106748)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • WOMS 4392-001 SP TOPICS WOMEN'S & GENDER ST
        (Topic: Race, Ethnicity & Family Form | Course Id: 110781)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SOCI 5392-008 CONFERENCE COURSE IN SOCIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 106775)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2013
      • SOCI 5341-001 SEM IN THEORY & RESRCH METHODS
        (Topic: QUALITATIVE METHODS | Course Id: 106759)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SOCI 3372-001 SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY
        (Course Id: 106685)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SOCI 5698-008 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106779)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • SOCI 1311-006 INTRO TO SOCIO
        (Course Id: 106634)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SOCI 4331-001 RACE, ETHNICITY & FAMILY FORM
        (Course Id: 106705)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • WOMS 4392-001 SP TOPICS WOMEN'S & GENDER ST
        (Topic: Race, Ethnicity & Family Form | Course Id: 110781)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SOCI 5698-008 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106779)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SOCI 5398-008 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106777)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2012
      • SOCI 1311-004 INTRO TO SOCIO
        (Course Id: 106634)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SOCI 3372-001 SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY
        (Course Id: 106685)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SOCI 3331-001 SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY
        (Course Id: 106667)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • WOMS 3331-001 SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY
        (Course Id: 106667)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SOCI 5698-008 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106779)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • SOCI 1311-005 INTRO TO SOCIO
        (Course Id: 106634)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SOCI 5341-001 SEM IN THEORY & RESRCH METHODS
        (Topic: Sociology of the Family | Course Id: 106759)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • SOCI 5341-001 SEM IN THEORY & RESRCH METHODS
        (Topic: Qualitative Methods | Course Id: 106759)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SOCI 3331-001 SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY
        (Course Id: 106667)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • WOMS 3331-001 SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY
        (Course Id: 106667)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SOCI 5698-008 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106779)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SOCI 3372-001 SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY
        (Course Id: 106685)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SOCI 3331-001 SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY
        (Course Id: 106667)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • WOMS 3331-001 SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY
        (Course Id: 106667)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • WOMS 4392-004 SPECIAL TOPICS
        (Topic: Race,Ethnicity & Fmly Fmation | Course Id: 110781)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SOCI 5698-008 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106779)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SOCI 4365-005 TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY
        (Topic: Race,Ethnicity & Fmly Fmations | Course Id: 106713)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • SOCI 5392-008 CONFERENCE COURSE IN SOCIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 106775)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • SOCI 1311-005 INTRO TO SOCIO
        (Course Id: 106634)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • SOCI 5319-009 SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS & CHANGE
        (Topic: Race and Family | Course Id: 106737)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • SOCI 5698-008 THESIS
        (Course Id: 106779)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009

Service to the University

    • Aug 2020 to  Present Committee Chair
      CoLA Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEAs) Committee
    • Sept 2019 to  Present Committee Member
      CoLA/CoNHI Health, Society, and the Humanities Initiative Steering Committee
    • Sept 2018 to  Present Committee Chair
      Faculty Senate University Academic and Student Liaison Committee
    • Sept 2018 to  Present Chairperson
      Sociology ACTP Committee Chair
    • Sept 2016 to  Present Committee Member
      Faculty Senate
    • Sept 2015 to  Present Committee Member
      Graduate Studies Committee for Graduate Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies
    • Sept 2014 to  Present Director
      Graduate Studies for Sociology
    • Sept 2012 to  Present Committee Member
      Sociology ACTP Committee
    • Sept 2012 to  Present Graduate Advisor
      Sociology M.A. Program
    • May 2020 to  May 2021 Committee Member
      Anthropology ACTP Committee
    • May 2020 to  May 2021 Committee Member
      Department of English ACTP
    • Sept 2017 to  May 2020 Committee Member
      Women's and Gender Studies Advisory Board Member
    • Oct 2019 to  Apr 2020 Committee Member
      Department of Economics Tenure Track Search Committee
    • Oct 2019 to  Mar 2020 Committee Chair
      CoLA Endowed Chair Review Committee
    • May 2019 to  Nov 2019 Committee Member
      CAPPA ACTP Committee
    • Sept 2018 to  Aug 2019 Committee Chair
      Women's and Gender Studies, Program Events Sub-committee
    • Sept 2017 to  Aug 2019 Committee Member
      Faculty Development Leave University Selection Committee
    • Sept 2017 to  Aug 2019 Committee Member
      Faculty Senate President's Advisory Council
    • Sept 2016 to  May 2019 Committee Member
      University Emeritus Nominations Committee
    • Dec 2018 to  Feb 2019 Chairperson
      College of Liberal Arts Budget Task Force
    • Sept 2017 to  Aug 2018 Committee Member
      Academic Standards Committee
    • Sept 2017 to  Aug 2018 Committee Member
      Faculty Senate Nominations Committee
    • Sept 2017 to  Aug 2018 Committee Member
      Research Committee
    • Sept 2017 to  Aug 2018 Committee Member
      Women's and Gender Studies Director Search Committee
    • Sept 2016 to  Aug 2018 Committee Member
      University Academic and Student Liaison Committee
    • Jan 2018 to  May 2018 Committee Member
      Ad-Hoc Workload Policy Committee
    • Sept 2014 to  Aug 2017 Committee Chair
      Student Awards Committee

Service to the Profession

    • 2021 to  Present
      Chairperson
      Adele E. Clarke Book Award Selection Committee, ReproNetwork
    • Aug 2020 to  Present
      Book Review Editor
      Adoption Quarterly
    • Sept 2013 to  Present
      Editorial Review Board Member
      Adoption Quarterly
    • Sept 2019 to  Mar 2020
      Co-organizer of Mini-conference on Reproduction
      Eastern Sociological Society
    • Past to  Jan 2020
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Early Childhood Research Quarterly
    • Jan 2019 to  Dec 2019
      Committee Member
      Adele E. Clarke Book Award Committee, Repronetwork
    • Past to  Nov 2019
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Adoption Quarterly
    • Past to  Apr 2018
      Session Chair
      Southern Sociological Society