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Julia McReynolds-Perez

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

Address: 88 Wentworth Street, Room 103
Phone: 843-953-6742


Ph.D., Sociology, University of Wisconsin – Madison Dissertation: Misoprostol for the Masses: The Activist-Led Proliferation of Pharmaceutical Abortion in Argentina

MA, Latin American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin

BA, Spanish Language and Literature, New College of Florida, Sarasota, Florida

Research Interests

  • Medical Sociology
  • Global Health
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
  • Latino/a Experiences
  • Immigration
  • Latin America
  • Sociology of Development
  • Sexualities

Honors and Awards

Visiting Research Fellow
UC – San Francisco, ANSIRH (Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health) Research Group
Oakland, CA, August 2016

Lesson Study Grant
Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning at UW – La Crosse, 2015

Pre-Dissertation Travel Grant
Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy at UW – Madison, 2009

Tinker-Nave Field Research Travel Grant University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2008

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2007

Tinker Field Research Travel Grant University of Texas at Austin, 2004

Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship University of Texas at Austin, 2003-2004


Peer-Reviewed Publication

“No Doctors Required: Lay Activist Expertise and Pharmaceutical Abortion in Argentina.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 42(2). Forthcoming Winter 2017.

Other Publications

“Abortion Activism in Argentina in the Age of Misoprostol.” Global Dialogue: Newsletter for the International Sociological Association. Forthcoming December 2016.

Harrison, Jill, Julia McReynolds, Trish O’Kane, and Brent Valentine. “Hired Labor on Wisconsin Dairy Farms: Trends and Implications.” In Status of Wisconsin Agriculture, 2008. Published by Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, and University Extension of the University of Wisconsin – Madison.