In August, Danielle Czarnecki will be joining the department for the 2022-2023 school year as a Visiting Assistant Professor. This fall, she will be teaching SOCI 311 (Health, Illness, and Social Behavior) and SOCI 306/406 (Social Inquiry).
Professor Czarnecki received her PhD in Sociology from University of Michigan and was a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University and University of Cincinnati. Her research and teaching interests are in medical sociology, gender, religion, technology, and reproduction. She uses qualitative methods to explore how cultural beliefs, identities, and contexts shape experiences with contested medical technologies and procedures. She has studied Christian women’s experiences with infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, healthcare providers’ decision-making about participation in abortion care, women’s experiences with genetic testing, and how policy restrictions on reproductive health impact patients and clinicians. Her new project examines women’s experiences with multifetal pregnancy reduction. She also collaborates with the Ohio Policy Evaluation Network. Her work has been published in Social Science & Medicine, Gender & Society, Qualitative Sociology, and Health Expectations.