Cecelia B Lie-Spahn

First-Year Writing Workshop Program

Cecelia Lie-Spahn has a PhD in Feminist Studies from UC Santa Cruz; she is also a Barnard alumna of the English Department and Creative Writing concentration. In addition to her training in feminist pedagogies and writing across-the-curriculum scholarship, she specializes in feminist science studies approaches to transnational reproductive health and justice. Her current project is about underground markets for misoprostol, a forensically untraceable drug commonly used to induce abortion when abortion is outlawed or otherwise severely restricted. Working against racialized dichotomies of primitivism and technological progress, her research looks across the transnational, legal, and bodily borders depicted in recent media and clinical contexts in the U.S. and Latin America.