Lindsay Parham

PhD Designated Emphasis in STS

Jurisprudence and Social Policy,
JD Candidate, UC Berkeley Law School
University of California, Berkeley
CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies
Affiliation period: January 2015 -
Advisor(s)Catherine Albiston
Degrees BA Comparative Law and Bioethics (magna cum laude) :: Cornell University

Research Areas

My work looks at the governance systems surrounding new prenatal genetic testing technologies. I am particularly interested in the creation and meaning of risk (personal, genetic, social, legal, institutional) as it impacts the pregnancy experience, as well as technological interventions and innovations as they impact ethics of care in clinics and hospitals. My dissertation work brings together sociologies of law, science and medical anthropology to address the impact of governance systems and institutional and organizational policies on clinical work, and on the pregnancy and child-rearing experience.

last updated: April 17th, 2020