Photo by Sven A. Kranz

Photo by Sven A. Kranz

Miranda Waggoner is an assistant professor of sociology and a Greenwall Faculty Scholar in Bioethics at Florida State University. She is also affiliated with FSU’s Center for Demography and Population Health. Waggoner’s research examines the social, ethical, and cultural dimensions of biomedical knowledge production. She is the author of The Zero Trimester: Pre-Pregnancy Care and the Politics of Reproductive Risk (University of California Press, 2017), which was awarded the 2019 Robert K. Merton Book Award from the American Sociological Association’s Section on Science, Knowledge, and Technology. The Zero Trimester was also named a finalist for the Society for the Study of Social Problems’ 2017 C. Wright Mills Award. Waggoner’s current project focuses on “vulnerable” populations and biomedical research ethics, specifically with regard to the inclusion of pregnant women in clinical trials.

Waggoner received her Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy from Brandeis University’s Department of Sociology and The Heller School for Social Policy and Management. From 2011–2014, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Office of Population Research at Princeton University.

She is the recipient of a career development award from The Greenwall Foundation (Faculty Scholars Program, 2019–2022), and her previous work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Waggoner has also received numerous teaching awards, including a 2018–2019 University Teaching Award from FSU.


Post: Florida State University, Department of Sociology, 526 Bellamy Building, 113 Collegiate Loop, Tallahassee, FL 32306 USA

E-mail: mwaggoner@fsu.edu

Phone: (850) 644-1378