Professor of Sociology, Fordham University
Jeanne Flavin is a Professor of Sociology at Fordham University whose scholarship examines gender, crime, and reproductive justice. She is author of the award-winning Our Bodies, Our Crimes: Policing Women’s Reproduction in America (NYU 2009) and more than two dozen other scholarly publications, and co-editor of Race, Gender, and Punishment: From Colonialism to the War on Terror (Rutgers, 2007). She received a Fulbright research award in 2009 to study gender, family, and crime in South Africa. She also is the 2013 recipient of the Sociologists for Women in Society’s Feminist Activism Award. Currently, she serves as president of the board of directors for National Advocates for Pregnant Women. Jeanne grew up on a farm in rural Kansas.