San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Rayna Rapp is professor of anthropology, New York University. Her research, writing and teaching focus on the politics of reproduction; medical anthropology and science studies; gender, kinship, and disability. She received her PhD in 1973 (Univ. Michigan), was active in founding women's and gender studies programs and journals, and now works on disability studies at NYU. The author of Testing Women, Testing the Fetus: the Social Impact of Amniocentesis in America, and editor/co-editor of Toward an Anthropology of Women, Conceiving the New World Order, Promissory Notes Women in the Transition to Socialism, and Articulating Hidden Histories, she has published approximately eighty articles and reviews. Along with anthropologist Faye Ginsburg, Rayna Rapp is currently completing Disability Worlds: Cripping the New Normal in 21st Century America.