Prof. Bethany Johnson, a former Visiting Lecturer in the Department of History at UNC Charlotte and current Research Faculty Associate in the Department of Communication Studies and a Research Affiliate for UNC Charlotte’s Women + Girls Research Institute, specializes in medical history and understanding the role of medicine and science in women’s lives from the early 19th century to the present. She has published in Health Communication, Women and Language, and Departures in Critical Qualitative Research.
Her previous work includes gender-specific international microfinance policy creation and impact assessment studies examining microfinance and public health programs for women in post-conflict settings. Based on her previous international work, she periodically teaches an LBST course on women and children in the developing world.
She is currently studying the history of artificial insemination, incubation, and postpartum care and conducting a social media analysis on infertility hashtags. She continues to work with Dr. Margaret Quinlan on some of these projects, as well as previous research on patient-practitioner communication in reproductive endocrinology and infertility (REI) practices. To listen to a recent Charlotte Talks show discussing the REI study, please see the links list!
- B.A.: Nyack College, 2002
- MPhil: University of Glasgow, 2005
- M.A.: The New School for Social Research, 2010