Alexandra Minna Stern

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Surface Mail: 505 S. State Street | 3722 Haven Hall
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1045

Office Location(s): 3527C Haven Hall
Office Hours: M 12PM - 2PM
Phone: 734.936.5902
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  • Affiliation(s)
    • Faculty: Department of American Culture (AC), Latina/o Studies (LS)
    • Faculty Affiliate: Department of History
    • Faculty Affiliate: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine
    • Faculty Affiliate: Department of Women's Studies
    • Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) at the International Institute
  • Fields of Study
    • History of medicine
    • Reproductive politics
    • Race and racial classification
  • About

    Professor Stern is the author of the prize-winning book Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America, (University of California Press, 2005).  

    Her latest book is Telling Genes: The Story of Genetic Counseling in America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012) is a Choice 2013 Outstanding Academic Title in Health Sciences.

  • Education
    • Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1999
  • Awards
    • 2006 American Public Health Association’s Arthur Viseltear Prize for outstanding contribution to the scholarship on the history of public health (for Eugenic Nation)
    • Emma Thornbrough Prize for the best article in the Indiana Magazine of History in 2007
    • 2012 John P. McGovern Award in Family, Health, and Human Values (University of Houston)