Shelley Reuter

Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology

Research interests

  • Genetic risk
  • Human agency
  • Wellness
  • 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.

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