Virginia Berndt, Ph.D. Student, Sociology & Criminal Justice
Ph.D. Student, Sociology & Criminal Justice
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
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 earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in both Sociology and Philosophy at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, where her honors thesis examined media framing of contraceptive healthcare policies. Most of her additional work has focused on women’s health, including her published research on unemployment and global women’s health. Her research on women’s contraceptive access in disaster settings has been published in Sociology Compass and has won the Natural Hazards Center Graduate Student Paper Award. Ginger has presented her research on disaster and women’s health at both domestic and international conferences. She is currently on a research team that is qualitatively evaluating the statewide, governor-initiated “Delaware Contraceptive Access Now” intervention. Ginger’s research interests include gender, health, reproduction, disaster, and the environment.
Gender, health, reproduction, disaster, and the environment.
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