Barbara Ley
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
Fellow 2006-07

Barbara Ley is Assistant Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at UWM.Her research will examine the role that online support communities play in the lives of women who are pregnant or trying to conceive, focusing on how these women use the sites to gather information and on how they construct notions of pregnancy, in/fertility, the not-yet-pregnant body, motherhood, and womanhood. Her articles have appeared in publications such as American Behavioral Scientist and the Journal of Anthropological Research.

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