Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
- Genetic risk
- Human agency
- Reproductive decision-making
Shelley’s most recent book, Testing Fate: Tay-Sachs Disease and the Right to Be Responsible (University of Minnesota Press, 2016), examines the racialized history of Tay-Sachs disease and what recent developments in this era of geneticization and genetic risk have come to mean for human agency. She is currently finishing a project on maternal uncertainty in reproductive decision-making, and is in the early stages of two new projects: one is on mothers who leave their children and the other is a study of health and wellness promotion by university student health clinics.