Meghna Mukherjee

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Meghna Mukherjee

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ISSI C315
Curriculum Vitae
Research Interests
Gender, Medical Sociology, Fertility and Genetic Technologies, Reproduction, South Asia

I am a Ph.D. Candidate studying how emerging fertility and genetic technologies reflect and reproduce social inequities. I am particularly interested in understanding how medicalized spaces and interactions around technologies reinforce social hierarchies pertaining to race, class, gender, and disability. I have an MA in Sociology from UC Berkeley and a BA in Sociology (honors) and Human Rights from Columbia University.

My dissertation examines increasingly routinized prenatal genetic testing in the United States. The project explores how reliance on prenatal testing redefines notions of normative health, deserving existence, and reproductive decision-making. My prior work includes comparative analyses of egg donation practices between the Bay Area of the US and Kolkata, India, and has been published in book chapters and journal articles (e.g., Social Science and Medicine, Social Problems).

Currently, I am also a pre-doctoral fellow at Baylor College of Medicine, where I research the social and bioethical implications of polygenic embryo screening (funded by National Institutes of Health).