Marcia C. Inhorn

William K. Lanman, Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs in the Department of Anthropology and The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University

Professor Marcia C. Inhorn, PhD, MPH, is the William K. Lanman, Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs in the Department of Anthropology and The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University, where she serves as Chair of the Council on Middle East Studies.

A medical anthropologist specialising in gender, technology, and reproductive health, Prof Inhorn has been a leading scholar of infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, examining the emergence and globalisation of these technologies within the Middle East. She is the author of six books and ten edited volumes on the subject, which have received multiple awards from the American Anthropological Association and the Middle East Studies Association. Prof Inhorn is past-President of the Society for Medical Anthropology, founding editor of the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, and co-editor of the Berghahn Book series on Fertility, Reproduction, and Sexuality.

Her most recent research, funded by the United States National Science Foundation, focuses on the gender ramifications of oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing) for fertility preservation, and has been featured in multiple news outlets including The New York Times, The New Yorker, NPR, and CNN.