Anna R Kirkland, Ph.D, J.D.
Anna Kirkland is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Women’s Studies, Director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG), and also holds courtesy appointments in Sociology and Political Science. Prof. Kirkland is also directing the Science, Technology, and Society Program for 2017-2018. She is a member of Michigan’s Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation and a committee member for the National Academies of Science, Medicine, and Engineering panel charged with producing a report on the impacts of sexual harassment in academia.
- WS 111: Gender and Sexuality in U.S. Law (undergraduate seminar) WS 151: Theories of Rights (freshman seminar)
- WS/SOC 270: Gender and the Law (undergraduate lecture course)
- WS 308/PS 308: Law and Politics of Sexuality (undergraduate lecture course)
- PS 317: Courts, Politics, and Society (undergraduate lecture course)
- WS 331: Advanced Gender and Law (undergraduate seminar)
- WS 344: Conservatives and Feminists (undergraduate seminar)
- WS 402: Gender and Health Policy (undergraduate seminar)
- WS 440: Senior Capstone Seminar on Gender Discrimination (required seminar for majors)
- WS 441/442: Senior Honors Writing Seminar (undergraduate honors thesis seminar)
- Rackham 580: Disability Rights (university-wide graduate seminar)
- PS 614: Law and Society Proseminar (graduate seminar)
- WS 698: Law and Politics of Identity (graduate seminar, also SOC 595, PS 688)
- WS 698: Discrimination Law (graduate seminar, also SOC 595, PS 688)
- LAW 840: Law and Politics of Identity (law school seminar)
- Ph.D., Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program, University of California, Berkeley. December 2003.
- J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law. May 2001.
- M.A., Department of Government and Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia. January 1997.
- B.A., Philosophy, Davidson College. May 1995. Phi Beta Kappa.
Research Interests & Projects
Prof. Kirkland’s current research project, funded by the National Science Foundation, is an investigation into the implementation and politics of Section 1557, the non-discrimination clause of the Affordable Care Act that protects patients from discrimination in health care settings. She is an organizer of a National Science Foundation workshop, “Bridging Law and Society and Science and Technology Studies,” planned for May 2018 at Drexel University in Philadelphia with Professors Kelly Joyce (Drexel University Center for Science, Technology, and Society and Sociology) and Rose Corrigan (Drexel University Department of Politics and School of Law). She is also working on an international research handbook on law, medicine, and society with co-editor Marie-Andree Jacob from Keele University, UK (Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming 2018).
- Law and Society Association
- American Political Science Association
- American Sociological Association
- Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S)