Anna R. Kirkland, PhD, JD
- Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Women's Studies
- Director, Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG)
- Professor, Health Management and Policy
Professor Kirkland works on the law and politics of health discrimination, insurance coverage, sexual harassment, and related topics. Professor Kirkland's ongoing 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, with a focus on transgender discrimination.
- PhD, Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program, University of California, Berkeley, December 2003
- JD, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, May 2001
- MA, Department of Government and Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia, January 1997
- BA, Philosophy, Davidson College, May 1995. Phi Beta Kappa
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).
Vaccine Court: The Law and Politics of Injury (New York University Press, 2016)
Co-editor with Jonathan Metzl, Against Health: How Health Became the New Morality (New York University Press, 2010) Translated into Japanese, German, and Turkish.
Fat Rights: Dilemmas of Difference and Personhood (New York University Press, 2008)
Introduction and editorship of Symposium issue with David Moran and Angela Perone, Child Abuse Evidence: Perspectives from Law, Medicine, Psychology, and Statistics, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Vol. 50 Issue 3 (Spring 2017): 669-794.
Power and Persuasion in the Vaccine Debates: An Analysis of Political Efforts and Outcomes in the States, 1998-2012, with Denise Lillvis (first author, Political Science and Public Health doctoral student) and Anna Frick (undergraduate honors student), Milbank Quarterly, Vol. 92, No. 3 (September 2014): 475-508.
Introduction: What Is Wellness Now?, Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, Vol. 39, No. 5 (October 2014): 957-970.