I am a sociologist who specializes in reproduction. I am particularly interested in temporality and anticipation, the role of money in medical interactions, and how medical providers and patients communicate about chance and risk. I use qualitative methods, including ethnography, depth interviews, and discourse analysis. My work has been published in American Sociological Review and Social Science & Medicine.
I am postdoctoral fellow writing a book based on my dissertation research on how fertility providers and patients negotiate the chance of twins as a byproduct of fertility treatments. I received my PhD in sociology from New York University in 2021.
Brown, Eliza, and Mary Patrick. 2018. "Time, anticipation, and the life course: egg freezing as temporarily disentangling romance and reproduction." American Sociological Review 83(5):959-982.
Brown, Eliza. 2020. "Projected diagnosis, anticipatory medicine, and uncertainty: How medical providers ‘rule out’ potential pregnancy in contraceptive counseling." Social Science & Medicine 258: 113118.