Anna Kirkland, Ph.D., J.D., M.A.

Professor
Institute for Research on Women and Gender
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Biography

Anna Kirkland is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Women's Studies, Director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and Director of the Science, Technology, and Society Program. She holds courtesy appointments in Political Science, Sociology, and Health Management and Policy. Primarily situated in the law and society tradition, Professor Kirkland also works within science studies, disability studies, and gender studies using theoretical, qualitative, and interpretive methods. Her published articles analyze topics such as the politics of vaccines in state legislatures, scientific credibility and vaccine criticism, rights consciousness in the fat acceptance movement, the environmental approach to anti-obesity policy, and transgender discrimination as sex discrimination.

  • Ph.D., Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program, University of California, Berkeley
  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley
  • M.A., Government and Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia
  • B.A., Philosophy, Davidson College

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