Dean and Professor of Sociology, San Diego State University
Phone: (619) 594-5456
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 Dean of the College of Arts and Letters and Professor of Sociology 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; The Body: Social and Cultural Dissections; and Critical Trauma Studies: Understanding Violence, Conflict, and Memory in Everyday Life. Her forthcoming book, Babylost: Racism, Survival, and the Quiet Politics of Infant Mortality, from A to Z, 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 newly launched UA Press Book Series, “The Feminist Wire Books: Connecting Feminisms, Race, and Social Justice,” as well as a managing editor of The Feminist Wire and publisher of TRIVIA: Voices of Feminism. She is also a creative writer.