Alexandra Minna Stern
Faculty Associate, PSC
Associate Dean, LSA Dean: Dean's Office
Professor, American Culture
Professor, LSA Women's Studies
Professor, LSA Ug: Honors
Professor, Obstetrics And Gynecology Dept
Alexandra Stern's research focuses on the history of eugenics and the uses and misuses of genetics in the United States and Latin America, as well as the history of public health. Through these topics, she explores the dynamics of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, disability, social difference, and reproductive politics.
- Stern, Alexandra Minna. 2018. "Making Better Babies." in Beyond Bioethics: Toward a New Biopolitics, edited by Obasogie, Osagie K., Darnovsky, Marcy. University of California Press.
- Novak, Nicole L., Natalie Lira, Kate E. O'Connor, Sioban D. Harlow, Sharon R. Kardia, and Alexandra Minna Stern. 2018. "Disproportionate Sterilization of Latinos Under California's Eugenic Sterilization Program, 1920-1945." American Journal of Public Health 108(5): 611-613.
- Caulfield, Sueann, and Alexandra Minna Stern. 2017. "Shadows of doubt: the uneasy incorporation of identification science into legal determination of paternity in Brazil." Cadernos De Saude Publica 33: e00110016.
- Chor, Dora, Alexandra Minna Stern, and Ricardo Ventura Santos. 2017. "Race, health, and discrimination: historical and contemporary perspectives from Brazil and the United States." Cadernos De Saude Publica 33: e00044817.
- Stern, Alexandra Minna, Nicole Novak, Natalie Lira, Kate O'Connor, Sioban D. Harlow, and Sharon R. Kardia. 2017. "California's Sterilization Survivors: An Estimate and Call for Redress." American Journal of Public Health 107(1): 50-54.
- Stern, Alexandra Minna, and Alexandra Minna Stern. 2016. "Eugenics, sterilization, and historical memory in the United States." História, Ciências, Saúde-Manguinhos 23: 195-212.
- Stern, Alexandra Minna. 2016. "Zika and reproductive justice." Cadernos De Saude Publica 32(5): e00081516.
- Graham, L., Mark Padilla, W. Lopez, Alexandra Minna Stern, J. Peterson, and Danya Keene. 2016. "Spatial Stigma and Health in Postindustrial Detroit." International Quarterly of Community Health Education 36(2): 105-113.
- Stern, Alexandra Minna. 2015. "Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America." University of California Press.
- Lira, Natalie, and Alexandra Minna Stern. 2014. "Mexican Americans and Eugenic Sterilization." Aztlan 39(2): 9-34.
- Stern, Alexandra Minna. 2013. "On the Road with Chicana/o History: From Aztlán to the Alamo and Back." Pacific Historical Review 82(4): 581-587.
- Stern, Alexandra Minna, Maria Teresa Koreck, and Howard Markel. 2011. "Assessing Argentina's Response to H1N1 in Austral Winter 2009: From Presidential Lethargy to Local Ingenuity." Public Health Reports 126(1): 9-12.
- Stern, Alexandra Minna. 2011. "'The Hour of Eugenics' in Veracruz, Mexico: Radical Politics, Public Health, and Latin America's Only Sterilization Law." Hispanic American Historical Review 91(3): 431-443.
- Stern, Alexandra Minna, Mary Beth Reilly, Martin S. Cetron, and Howard Markel. 2010. ""Better Off in School": School Medical Inspection as a Public Health Strategy During the 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic in the United States." Public Health Reports 125(Supp. 3): 63-70.
- Aiello, Allison E., and Alexandra Minna Stern, et al. 2010. "Research findings from nonpharmaceutical intervention studies for pandemic influenza and current gaps in the research." American Journal of Infection Control 38(4): 251-258.
- Stern, Alexandra Minna. 2010. "Improving Hoosiers: Indiana and the Wide Scope of American Eugenics." Indiana Magazine of History 106(3): 219-223.
- Stern writes article for The Conversation: White nationalists' extreme solution to the coming environmental apocalypse
- Stern speaks on WNYC, offering a scholar's analysis of the ideas of the alt-right and white nationalism, and where they're linked
- Podcast interviews Stern about her new book - Proud Boys and the White Ethnostate: How the Alt-Right is Warping the American Imagination.
- Stern comments on difficulty of legislatively shutting down online hate forums
- Stern's paper on the history of vaccines cited in New York Times
- 'Better Babies' Contests Pushed for Much-Needed Infant Health but Also Played Into the Eugenics Movement
- Stern quoted in Smithsonian Magazine article on eugenics movement
- Novak and colleagues on targeting Latinos for eugenics sterilization in California, 1920-1945
- Stern, Novak, Harlow, and colleagues say compensation due Californians forcibly sterilized under eugenics laws
- Stern says changes in reproductive rights in Latin America should be driven by respect for human rights, not fear of Zika virus