Bibia Pavard

Visiting Scholar

Associate Professor of Contemporary History, Paris Pantheon-Assas University

CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies, Office for the History of Science and Technology
Affiliation period: April 2022 -
Degrees Ph.D. in History :: Sciences PO Paris (2010)
M.A. in History :: Sciences PO Paris (2003)
B.A. in History :: University of Toulouse II (2001)

Research Areas

Contemporary History; History of feminism; History of contraception and abortion

Dr Bibia Pavard is an Associate Professor of Contemporary History at Paris Panthéon-Assas University. Her work is at the crossroads of the history of mobilizations, media analysis and history of social change with a special focus on gender and feminism. She has published on the issues of contraception and abortion in France, the movements of the long sixties and the history of feminisms. Her new research focuses on the transnational circulation of the vacuum abortion technique during the 1960s and 1970s in order to seize a “Global revolution of abortion” at the intersection of technical and political innovation.

Publications in English:
“‘The Business is Political’: Des femmes Publishing House and the Question of Power in the French Women’s Liberation Movement (1972–1979)”, Women: a cultural review, 32:3-4, 341-353, 2021, DOI: 10.1080/09574042.2021.1973699
“The Right to Know? The Politics of Information about Contraception in France (1950s-80s)”, Medical History, 63(2), p.173-188,2019 doi: 10.1017/mdh.2019.4. PMID: 30912500;
PMCID: PMC6434658.

last updated: June 27th, 2023