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Lindsey Breitwieser

Lindsey Breitwieser, Instructor

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Lindsey Breitwieser, Instructor

Department of Science, Technology, and Society
221 Lane Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
lnbreitw@vt.edu

Dr. Lindsey Breitwieser is an Instructor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Science, Technology, and Society at Virginia Tech. She is a feminist science and technology studies and queer disability studies scholar whose work focuses on necropolitics in medical praxis and maternal-fetal medicine. Her current book project focuses on “postmortem pregnancy,” or the maintenance of fetal development in utero after maternal brain death. She is particularly focused on the socio-scientific construction of the death-bound subject and the genealogy of the biological life/death binary. She teaches courses on identity and power; feminist, queer, and crip theory; and medical humanities.Description here. 

  • Postcolonial Feminist Science and Technology Studies
  • Queer-Crip Theory
  • Madness studies
  • Black Feminist and Queer of Color Anti-Humanisms
  • Reproductive Health and Justice
  • PhD in Gender Studies, Certificate in Cultural Anthropology, Indiana University
  • MA in Gender Studies, Indiana University
  • BA in Biology and Women’s and Gender Studies, College of Charleston
  • Co-Chair, National Women’s Studies Association Feminist Science and Technology Studies Task Force
  • Organizer, Junior Scholars in Feminist Science and Technology Studies Working Group

Breitwieser, L & Scott, J. (2021). Femininity, Body Size, and (Mis)Fitting in Rock Climbing Culture. Fat Studies, special issue on Fat Femininities.

Schnabel, L, Breitwieser, L, & Hawbaker, A. (2016). Subjectivity in Feminist Science and Technology Studies: Implications and Applications for Sociological Research. Sociology Compass, 10 (4), 318-329.

Schnabel, L & Breitwieser, L. (2015). Recent Advances in Feminist Science and Technology Studies: Reconceptualizing Subjectivity and Knowledge. Advances in Gender Research, 20, 43-63.

  • Institute for Citizens and Scholars (formerly the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation) Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies, 2017
  • Reynolds-Finley Associates Fellowship in the History of Health Sciences, Lister Hill Libraries Historical Collections Unit, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2016
 
  • Select Invited Lectures
  • Postmortem Pregnancy in Transnational Context: New Visions for Maternal Autonomy, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2021
  • Affirming Rights for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual People: The Russian Constitutional Amendment to Ban Same-Sex Marriage, Институт Региональной Прессы [Regional Press Institute], 2020
  • Gray Matters: Postmortem Pregnancy at the Nexus of Brain Death Law and Science, University of Notre Dame, 2019
  • Postmortem Pregnancy and Gender Politics in the ICU, University of Alabama, 2018

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