Siri Suh

Assistant Professor, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and Global Studies
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Biography

My research bridges the fields of global maternal and reproductive health, population and development studies, and feminist studies of technology, medicine and science. I received my PhD in Sociomedical Sciences and MPH from Columbia University and her BA in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley. My research has been funded by the American Association of University Women, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Social Science Research Council and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. I have conducted research on maternal and reproductive health with the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, Management Sciences for Health, the Guttmacher Institute and Global Doctors for Choice. My current book project, "Obstetric Ambiguities: Reproductive Governance, Evidence and Global Abortion Politics in Senegal," explores the production, interpretation, and circulation of abortion data in Senegal, a predominantly Muslim country where the law forbids abortion under any circumstance and the United States Agency for International Development is the primary bilateral donor of population aid. In my next project, I will examine how the introduction of an abortifacient drug, Misoprostol, has transformed the professional, political, and technological landscapes of maternal and reproductive health care in Senegal.