Photo Courtesy of Sven A. Kranz

Photo Courtesy of Sven A. Kranz

Miranda Waggoner is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Florida State University and affiliated with FSU's Center for Demography & Population Health. She studies the social, political, and ethical dimensions of knowledge production, specifically how medical knowledge shapes—and is shaped by—cultural assumptions about gender, reproduction, and risk. Her current research is analyzing the inclusion of pregnant women in clinical trials, the consequences of the emergent pre-pregnancy care model in maternal and child health, and the cultural impact of new epidemics among children.

Miranda's first book, The Zero Trimester, is with the University of California Press, and her articles have been published in Signs, Social Science & Medicine, Gender & Society, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, New Genetics and Society, among others. Her research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

Miranda grew up in Texas and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in sociology and government. She then earned her Ph.D. in sociology and social policy from the Department of Sociology and The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. From 2011 to 2014, Miranda was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Office of Population Research at Princeton University.

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—Excellent reviews of The Zero Trimester by: Lori Freedman in Contemporary Sociology; Gareth Thomas in American Journal of Sociology; Shannon Withycombe in Social History of Medicine; Gillian Love in Sociology of Health and Illness; and, Elise Andaya in Medical Anthropology Quarterly

The Zero Trimester was named a finalist for the Society for the Study of Social Problems’ prestigious C. Wright Mills Award

The Zero Trimester was featured in an Author Meets Critics session at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Southern Sociological Society in New Orleans

Read Miranda's post about the politics of maternal and reproductive health on the University of California Press blog


Mailing address: Florida State University, Department of Sociology, 526 Bellamy Building, 113 Collegiate Loop, Tallahassee, 32306

Email address: mwaggoner@fsu.edu

Phone: (850) 644-1378