Colleen Campbell, *21

Reproduction as a Site of Power and Contestation: Informed Consent and Black Women’s Negotiation of Medical Decision-Making

Colleen Campbell is a PhD candidate in Sociology and African American studies at Princeton University. Her work lies at the intersection of sociology of law, medicine and bioethics. She employs intersectionality, critical race theory and critical constructivist lenses to study the ways in which law and medicine institute and reinforce systems of hierarchy and domination in the medical context. Her current projects examine stratified reproduction and reproductive justice, disparities in obstetric and gynecological procedures, and informed consent in reproductive care. A related project uses a disparate impact framework to analyze the regulatory oversight and public health dimensions of cosmetic skin lightening products in the U.S. She holds a J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law and a B.A. in Economics and Urban Studies from Connecticut College.

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