Jess Marie Newman is a feminist medical anthropologist working in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Dr. Newman is chiefly interested in reproduction, care provision, activism, media, "post"-coloniality, and the state. Dr. Newman's expertise includes anthropology of the MENA, gender and sexuality including feminist and queer theory, critical medical anthropology, and social movement research. Dr. Newman's current work focuses on the dynamics of care seeking and activism surrounding stigmatized reproduction in Morocco, including single motherhood and abortion.
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The Post-Roe Time Warp
On December 3, 2021, abortion activists staged a direct action outside of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) protesting the imminent overturning of... More