Miranda Waggoner is currently a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Princeton University in the Office of Population Research, Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs. Her research is in the areas of the sociology of medicine and science (particularly through examining how culture shapes biomedical knowledge) and the sociology of gender (especially through analyzing how motherhood and reproduction function as sites of inequality). Her articles have been published in Social Science & Medicine, Gender & Society, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, among others. Her work has been supported by the NIH, the NSF, and the Mellon Foundation and has been awarded by the Eastern Sociological Society and the Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies at MIT.
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, where she also taught undergraduate courses in gender, health, and the body.
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