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Alexandra Minna Stern

Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center.

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School.

Professor, Women's Studies, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Professor, History, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Program Director, International Institute, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Professor, Department of American Culture, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Dr. Stern's research focuses on the history of eugenics and the uses and misuses of genetics in the United States and Latin America, as well as the history of public health. Through these topics, she explores the dynamics of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, disability, social difference, and reproductive politics.

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Stern, Alexandra Minna, Nicole Novak, Natalie Lira, Kate O'Connor, Sioban D. Harlow, and Sharon L. R. Kardia. 2017. "California's Sterilization Survivors: An Estimate and Call for Redress." American Journal of Public Health, 107(1): 50-54. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Graham, L., Mark Padilla, W. Lopez, Alexandra Minna Stern, J. Peterson, and Danya Keene. 2016. "Spatial Stigma and Health in Postindustrial Detroit." International Quarterly of Community Health Education, 36(2): 105-113. DOI. Abstract.

Lira, Natalie, and Alexandra Minna Stern. 2014. "Mexican Americans and Eugenic Sterilization." Aztlan, 39(2): 9-34. Abstract.

Stern, Alexandra Minna. 2013. "On the Road with Chicana/o History: From Aztlán to the Alamo and Back." Pacific Historical Review, 82(4): 581-587. DOI. Abstract.

Stern, Alexandra Minna. 2011. "'The Hour of Eugenics' in Veracruz, Mexico: Radical Politics, Public Health, and Latin America's Only Sterilization Law." Hispanic American Historical Review, 91(3): 431-443. DOI. Abstract.

Stern, Alexandra Minna, Maria Teresa Koreck, and Howard Markel. 2011. "Assessing Argentina's Response to H1N1 in Austral Winter 2009: From Presidential Lethargy to Local Ingenuity." Public Health Reports, 126(1): 9-12. PMCID: PMC3001827.

Aiello, Allison E., Alexandra Minna Stern, and Others. 2010. "Research findings from nonpharmaceutical intervention studies for pandemic influenza and current gaps in the research." American Journal of Infection Control, 38(4): 251-258. DOI. Abstract.

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