Lynn M. Morgan

  • Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
Lynn M. Morgan

Lynn M. Morgan is a medical anthropologist and feminist science studies scholar who works mainly in Latin America. She has authored and edited three books -- Icons of Life:  A Cultural History of Human Embryos (University of California Press, 2009), Community Participation in Health:  The Politics of Primary Care in Costa Rica (Cambridge, 1993), and Fetal Subjects, Feminist Positions (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999) – and over 30 articles.  Her awards include the 2011 Rachel Carson Prize from the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) for Icons of Life, and fellowships from the National Science Foundation, National Endowment for Humanities, Social Science Research Council, and the School for Advanced Research.  She is a founding member of the Five College Certificate in Culture, Health, and Science (CHS), as well as the Five College Certificate in Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice (RHRJ). She is currently writing about the backlash against reproductive rights movements in Costa Rica, Argentina, and Mexico.

Areas of Expertise

Medical anthropology; the anthropology of gender and sexualities; reproductive governance in Latin America; Central America and the Ecuadorian Andes


  • Ph.D., M.A., University of California, Berkeley, and University of California, San Francisco
  • B.A., Columbia University

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