My current research agenda includes inquiry into assisted reproductive technologies, state politics and policymaking in the US context, gendered representation in legislative institutions, and gender and the media.
(University of California Press, June 2018)
Heidt-Forsythe, Erin. 2017. “Morals or Markets? Regulating Assisted Reproductive Technologies as Morality or Economic Policies in the States” American Journal of Bioethics: Empirical Bioethics 8(1): 58–67.
Heidt-Forsythe, Erin. 2016. “You Can Go Your Own Way: State Regulation of Oocyte Donation in California and New York” BioSocieties 11(4): 476–496.
Heidt-Forsythe, Erin and Michelle McGowan. 2013. “Whose Right to Know? The Subjectivity of Mothers in Mandatory Paternity Testing.” The American Journal of Bioethics. (13) 5.
Daniels, Cynthia and Erin Heidt-Forsythe. 2012. “Gendered Eugenics and the Problematic of ‘Free Market’ Reproductive Choice: Sperm and Egg Donation in the United States.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society (37) 3.
“The Politics of Assisted Reproduction, Explained.” Monkey Cage Blog, The Washington Post, May 13, 2018.
“Gender Dynamics from the Second Presidential Debate: Hot Takes From the Experts.” Presidential Gender Watch, October 10, 2016.
“2016 Outlook: Abortion, Liberty, and the Republican Presidential Candidates: The New Front on the War on Women?” Presidential Gender Watch, April 30, 2015
Working Papers and Projects
- “‘A Position of Righteousness’: Masculinist Protection, Vulnerability, and Exploitation in US Egg Donation Policy”
“Revisiting the Racial Politics of ‘Gendered Eugenics’: Reproductive Technology and the (Re)Production of Race”
- “’I’ve Seen Success and Setbacks’: Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Primaries, and Gendered Media Bias” (with Mark Major, Penn State)
- “Infertility and Disability Studies: A Critical Feminist Approach”