Grace E. Howard

Grace E. Howard has spent the last two years as an assistant professor of Gender Studies at the University of Southern Indiana. In August, she will be starting a new position as an assistant professor of Justice Studies at San Jose State University. She earned her PhD in Political Science at Rutgers University. Grace is co-director of the Rutgers University Informed Consent Project and was an American fellow with the American Association of University Women for the 2016-2017 academic year. Grace’s research areas include law and society, bioethics, the politics of reproduction, criminal justice, gender and public policy, feminist theory, and critical race theory. Her dissertation, titled The Criminalization of Pregnancy: Rights, Discretion, and the Law, examines arrests of pregnant women for crimes against their own pregnancies. Her body of work explores reproductive law and policy, and the dimensions of legal personhood for pregnant people.


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