Emma Carpenter has received the Deborah A. Hobbins Graduate Student Award in Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice.
Emma is a PhD student graduating in May 2020. Her research examines the role of policy in promoting family planning and reproductive health and dignity, both broadly and specifically for the LGBT community.
Emma’s dissertation research aims to understand pregnancy, including unintended pregnancy, in the context of queer women’s lives and understand how social and health services can be responsive to queer women’s family planning needs. Her dissertation project received funding from the Society of Family Planning Research Fund’s Emerging Scholar in Family Planning award.
In addition to her research, Emma served as the doctoral student representative on the board of directors for the Society for Social Work and Research and chair of their Doctoral Student Committee. She also serves on the board of directors for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin.
Emma holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from UW-Madison’s School of Social Work and a B.A. in Gender and Women’s Studies from University of Colorado-Boulder.