Bethany Johnson & Margaret Quinlan

Coauthors of You're Doing it Wrong! Mothering, Media, and Medical Expertise
Bethany Johnson & Margaret Quinlan
Through their academic expertise and lived experiences, Bethany and Maggie bring deep insight and empathy to their work on the ways in which the media, medical community, and self-described experts inundate new mothers with advice.
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You're Doing it Wrong! Navigating Advice About Infertility

You're Doing it Wrong! Navigating Advice About Infertility

People dealing with infertility have a dizzying array of experts (and self-described experts) to turn to for advice, and the directives they share may be contradictory and of variable quality. Guided by their academic research and personal experiences, Bethany Johnson and Margaret Quinlan will help us understand the historical precedents for the advice we're given and how we can navigate it.

People dealing with infertility have a dizzying array of experts (and self-described experts) to turn to for advice, and the directives they share may be contradictory and of variable quality. Guided by their academic research and personal experiences, Bethany Johnson and Margaret Quinlan will help us understand the historical precedents for the advice we're given and how we can navigate it.

Bio

Bethany L. Johnson (MPhil, M.A.) is a doctoral student in the history of science, technology and the environment at the University of South Carolina and an associate member to the graduate faculty and research affiliate faculty in the department of communication studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She studies how science, medical technology, and public health discourses are framed and reproduced by institutions and individuals with structural privilege from the 19th century to the present. She has published in interdisciplinary journals such as Health Communication, Women & Language, Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, Journal of Holistic Nursing, and Women's Reproductive Health.

Margaret M. Quinlan is an associate professor in the department of communication studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She explores how communication creates, resists, and transforms knowledges about bodies. She critiques power structures in order to empower individuals who are marginalized inside and outside of healthcare systems. She has authored approximately 40 journal articles, 17 book chapters, and co-produced documentaries in a regional Emmy award-winning series.

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