Dr. Carter is Associate Professor of Sociology and Associate Chair of the Department. Her primary research areas are sociology of reproduction, social inequalities, and sociology of health and medicine.

Her research examines social inequalities in reproductive health, revealing reproductive constraints and perspectives of underserved populations, including Black women and transgender individuals, and stigmatized practices like breastmilk sharing and breastfeeding in public. Her work is published in journals such as Gender & Society, Sociology of Health & Illness, Women’s Studies International Forum, Journal of Human Lactation, and The Journal of Pediatrics. Her book, Sharing Breastmilk: Feeding Babies in the 21st Century, co-authored with Beatriz M. Reyes-Foster, is scheduled to be released in 2020. She has received several research honors, including the Gloria Anzaldúa Research Excellence Award, Woman of Distinction Award for Excellence in Innovation, and induction into UCF’s Scroll and Quill Society.

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