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  • Virginia Berndt, Ph.D. Student, Sociology & Criminal Justice

    Ph.D. Student, Sociology & Criminal Justice
    University of Delaware
    Newark, DE 19716

    Biography

    Virginia Berndt is a Ph.D. student in Sociology. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Sociology at Lehigh University, and her master’s thesis examined the impact of climate-related disasters on women’s health. Research-based on her master’s thesis is currently under review for publication. Ginger presented findings from this thesis at two international conferences, including the International Sociological Association annual meeting in Toronto, Canada, and the Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies (NEEDS) in Uppsala, Sweden. Ginger’s research on contraceptive access in disaster settings has won her the Natural Hazards Center Graduate Student Paper award and, in addition to being presented at conferences, is currently under review for publication. Her additional research stems from her four consecutive years of work as a research assistant on a team charged with qualitatively evaluating the state-wide, governor-initiated Delaware Contraceptive Access Now intervention. She has presented research resulting from this evaluation at several conferences, including the annual meetings for the Eastern Sociological Society and the American Sociological Association, yearly since 2017. A manuscript resulting from these findings is currently under review for publication, and she has working papers in development on this topic well. Ginger’s upcoming dissertation centers on how women’s embodied experiences with contraception interrelate with its medicalization. Virginia’s research interests include reproductive health, body, disaster, and sociological theory.

    Research Interests

    Virginia’s research interests include reproductive health, body, disaster, and sociological theory.

 

 

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