Special Assistant to the President on Gender-Based Violence and Professor of Sociology, San Diego State University
Phone: (619) 594-5201
Topics of Expertise: Childcare (Providers and Systems) / Domestic Violence & Child Abuse / Economic Inequality / Feminism & Families / Fertility, Reproduction, & Sexual Health / Gender & Sexuality / Health & Illness / Motherhood/Fatherhood / Public Policy: Health Care / Public Policy: Reproductive Health / Sexual abuse/misconduct / Trauma & Disaster / Work & Family
Monica J. Casper, Ph.D. is a Professor of Sociology and Special Assistant to the President on Gender-Based Violence at San Diego State University. She has published several books, including the award-winning The Making of the Unborn Patient: A Social Anatomy of Fetal Surgery (1998); Synthetic Planet: Chemical Politics and the Hazards of Modern Life (2003); and Critical Trauma Studies: Understanding Violence, Conflict, and Memory in Everyday Life (2016). Her latest book, Babylost: Racism, Survival, and the Quiet Politics of Infant Mortality, from A to Z, was published in 2022 and focuses on racial politics of infant and maternal mortality in the U.S. She is founding co-editor of the successful NYU Press book series “Biopolitics: Medicine, Technoscience, and Health in the 21st Century” and founding co-editor of the UA Press Book Series, “The Feminist Wire Books: Connecting Feminisms, Race, and Social Justice.” She is also a creative writer.