Assistant Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., Sociology, Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY)
M.A., Sociology, Queens College, CUNY
B.A., Sociology, Bard College
Office: 304 Gaige Building
Dr. Lauren Jade Martin is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Penn State Berks. She teaches courses in Sociology and Women's Studies, including the Sociology of the Family. Her work is interdisciplinary in nature, incorporating methods and perspectives from the sociology of reproduction, medical sociology, global studies, and public policy. Dr. Martin's research focuses on the social impact of reproductive technologies and assisted fertility serves. Her most recently published work analyzes how gendered discourses about egg freezing technologies both naturalize and condemn medical intervention for infertility that is "anticipated" as a future condition but has not yet been diagnosed.
Most Recent Publications:
Martin, L. J. (2010). Anticipating Infertility: Egg Freezing, Genetic Preservation, and Risk. Gender & Society, 24(4), 526-545.
Martin, L. J. (2009). Reproductive Tourism in the Age of Globalization. Globalization, 6(2), 249-263.