After the Ph.D.: Elyse Singer

Elyse Singer successfully defended her doctoral dissertation in 2017 titled, Regulating Reproduction: Abortion Reform and Reproductive Governance in Mexico. Situated in the aftermath of Mexico City’s historic 2007 abortion decriminalization and the subsequent recriminalization of abortion elsewhere across the country, Elyse’s dissertation traces the experiences of dozens of women seeking to terminate their pregnancies as they navigate the fraught moral, medical, and legal landscape that defines abortion in Mexico today.

Next year, Elyse will serve as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Population Studies and Training Center at Brown University. At Brown, she will begin to transform her dissertation into a book manuscript as well as beginning her second major project on end of life care and passive euthanasia in Mexico.