Klapper Hall, Room 602
Karen Weingarten’s first book Abortion in the American Imagination: Before Life and Choice, 1880-1940 (Rutgers UP, 2014) presents a genealogy of the liberal rhetoric that currently subtends both the “pro-life” and “pro-choice” discourses of abortion today. You can read an interview with Professor Weingarten about her book on the history blog Process here. Her next research project takes a genealogical perspective on the intersections and tensions between feminist theory, women’s reproductive lives, and disability studies.
Other Research and Teaching Interests: American literature from 1850-1950, feminist theory, women’s and gender studies, reproductive justice, disability studies, writing studies and memoir.