Riot Woman with Dr. Lauren Jade Martin
This episode features Doctor Lauren Jade Martin, feminist sociologist of reproduction who researches the social impact of assisted reproductive technologies. Her first book, Reproductive Tourism in the United States: Creating Family in the Mother Country, is published by Routledge. Lauren is currently Associate Professor of Sociology and coordinator of the Women’s Studies minor at Penn State University, Berks and lives in Philadelphia. She was also the author of zines such as Quantify and You Might As Well Live and featured in compilation zines such as Evolution of a Race Riot.
In this episode I talk with Lauren about her discovery of zines and participation in Riot Grrrl culture in the 1990s, working in feminist social services, her academic work around reproductive justice and technology, being childless as women in our 30s and 40s, and how the do-it-yourself spirit of punk continues to influence her life. We also and speculate about the Bikini Kill reunion.