Liora O'Donnell Goldensher, *20

Homebirth Politics: Feminists, Conservatives, and the Struggle Over Expert Knowledge

Liora O’Donnell Goldensher's research on contemporary natural birth and homebirth in the United States explores how knowledge, expertise, and ideas of the human and of freedom are constructed in lay knowledge communities. At Princeton, she is jointly enrolled in the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities and is affiliated with the programs in American Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies, the Prison Teaching Initiative, and the McGraw Center. Liora worked as a labor and faith-based community organizer in Massachusetts and California before coming to Princeton. She received a BA from Smith College with majors in Sociology and the Study of Women and Gender.

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