Katrina Kimport, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Katrina Kimport is a qualitative medical sociologist whose research focuses on gender, sexuality, and social movements. Dr. Kimport's research engages two central themes: understanding women’s personal and social experience of abortion and contraception; and investigating the cultural negotiation of controversial social issues related to sexuality and health—specifically, abortion and same-sex marriage. She is currently examining the experiences of women who “un-choose abortion,” that is pregnant women who considered abortion but ultimately chose to continue the pregnancy, investigating how individual, interactional, institutional, and community factors contribute to this outcome. Dr. Kimport's work has been published in the American Sociological Review, Gender & Society, Journal of Health & Social Behavior, and Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. She is the author of Queering Marriage: Challenging Family Formation in the United States (Rutgers University Press) and co-author, with Dr. Jennifer Earl, of Digitally Enabled Social Change (MIT Press).



  • Yale University, Bachelor's Degree 
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, Doctorate Degree