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Heather Jacobson and Virginie Rozée. 2022. “Inequalities in (Trans)national Surrogacy: A Call for Examining Complex Lived Realities with an Intersectional Lens.” International Journal of Comparative Sociology. Online First 6/4/22.

The ART Clock:  Temporal Limits to Assisted Reproduction.” Reproductive Biomedicine & Society Online, 2022, 14:144-155.​​

Reprowebs: A Conceptual Approach to Elasticity and Change in the Global Assisted Reproduction Industry.” (with Anika König) BioSocieties, October 9, 2021.

“Brief Thoughts on Adoption Scholarship.” Adoption & Culture, 2021, 9 (1): 39-41.

Commercial Surrogacy in the Age of Intensive Mothering.” Current Sociology, 2021, 69 (2): 193-211.

"Cross-Border Reproductive Care in the United States: Who Comes, Why do They Come, What do They Purchase?Reproductive Biomedicine & Society Online, 2020, 11: 42-47.  

“‘Pandemic Disruptions’ in Surrogacy Arrangements in Germany, U.S.A., and India during Covid-19.” (with Anika König and Anindita Mujumdar) Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 2020, August 11.

“Do Embryos have Kinship? Negotiating Meanings of Relatedness in the Fertility Clinic.” Adoption & Culture, 2019, 7 (2): 230-243.

A Limited Market: The Infertility Industry’s Recruitment of Gay Men as Surrogacy Clients.” Reproductive Biomedicine & Society Online, 2018, 7:14-23.

Anonymity in Third Party Reproduction: an Old Dilemma in New Packaging?Journal of Law and Biosciences, 2016, 3 (3): 660-665.

Labor of Love: Gestational Surrogacy and the Work of Making Babies. 2016. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.


“Framing Adoption: The Media and Parental Decision-making.” Journal of Family Issues, 2014, 35 (5): 654-676.


“Interracial Surveillance and Biological Privilege: Adoptive Families in the Public Eye.” Pps 73-93 in Who’s Watching?: Practices of Surveillance Among Contemporary Families, edited by Margaret K. Nelson and Anita Ilta Garey. 2009. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press.


Culture Keeping: White Mothers, International Adoption, and the Negotiation of Family Difference. 2008. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press.


“Challenges to Independent Child Citizenship: Immigration, Family, and the State.” (with Valerie Leiter and Jennifer McDonald) Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, 2006, 13 (1): 11-27.


“Adults with Autism Living at Home or in Non-Family Settings: Positive and Negative Aspects of Residential Status.” (with Marty Krauss and Marsha Seltzer)  Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2005, 49 (2): 111-124.


“Enhancing Biology? Cosmetic Surgery and Breast Augmentation.” (with Peter Conrad) Pp 223-234 in Debating Biology: Sociological Reflections on Health, Medicine and Society. 2003. London, NY: Routledge.

         * Reprinted in The Sociology of Healthcare: A Reader for Health       Professionals,   

                    edited by Sarah Earle and Gayle Letherby (Palgrave McMillan 2008)

Book Reviews

Review of Jessaca B. Leinaweaver’s “Adoptive Migration: Raising Latinos in Spain.” 2015. Comparative Studies in Society and History, 57 (2): 597-598.


Review of Laura Briggs’s “Somebody’s Children: The Politics of Transracial and Transnational Adoption.” 2013. Contemporary Sociology, 42 (6):829-830.


Review of Rebecca Chiyoko King-O’Riain’s “Pure Beauty: Judging Race in Japanese American Beauty Pageants.” 2007. Contemporary Sociology, 36 (6):539-540.

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