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 and coordinates the Women's Studies minor. She teaches courses in Sociology, Women's Studies, and Global Studies. 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. She has published articles in Gender & Society, Globalizations, and ST&HV. Her forthcoming book, Reproductive Tourism in the United States, is about the United States as a destination for intended parents around the world seeking egg donors, surrogates, sex selection, and other fertility services.
Most Recent Publications:
Martin, L. J. (2015). Reproductive Tourism in the United States: Creating Family in the Mother Country. New York and London: Routledge.
Martin, L. J. (2014). “The World’s Not Ready for This: Globalizing Selective Technologies.” Science, Technology, & Human Values, 39(3), 432-455.