Tracy Morison

Tracy Morison lectures in the School of Psychology at Massey University (New Zealand), where she teaches critical health psychology and social psychology. She is also an associate editor for Feminism & Psychology and an honorary research associate of the Critical Studies in Sexualities and Reproduction programme at Rhodes University (South Africa) where she obtained her Ph.D. Her postdoctoral work was conducted at the Human Sciences Research Council in South Africa, where she subsequently worked as a senior researcher before returning to academe. Dr Morison’s research is driven by a social justice orientation and seeks to explore how the socio-political context shapes and constrains sexual and reproductive decision-making, relations, and practices. A key focus in her work is on gender, sexualities, and their interrelationship with other social locations. She draws on feminist and other critical theories and in-depth qualitative methodologies to illuminate the multiple, complex processes in which sexualities and reproduction are embedded. Dr Morison’s monograph based on her doctoral research entitled Men’s pathways to parenthood (Morison & Macleod, 2015, HSRC Press), was long listed for the Academy of Science of South Africa Humanities Book Award. Her most recent co-edited book, Queer Kinship, was published in 2019 by Routledge/Unisa Press. She is currently co-editing a book provisionally titled Reproductive health and justice: Counter perspectives (Morison & Mavuso, forthcoming). In 2019, Dr Morison was awarded a prestigious grant by the Royal Society of New Zealand to conduct a transnational project intended to develop Reproductive Justice theory.

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