3059 Lincoln Hall
Urbana, IL 61801
Virginia Leach is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests include intersectionality, motherhood, and sociology of reproduction. Her work serves to highlight the injustices in reproduction and agency of birthing individuals. The purpose of her research is to connect theories of (Black) motherhood and reproduction and continue the literature in creating alternative birthing practices and sites that steer away from Western, heteronormative ways of the birthing experience.
Qualitative Methods, Anti-racism strategies, Medical Sociology, Maternal Mortality, Feminism, Motherhood, Sociology of Reproduction
2020, B.A., Sociology, Drew University, Madison, NJ, USA
Additional Campus Affiliations
Aspire Fellow (Graduate College)
Community of Scholars Fellow (Graduate College)