Assistant Professor of Anthropology at University of Massachusetts Boston
Meredith Reiches, a founding member of the Gender and Science Research Group, is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she leads the Biocultural Anthropology Lab. Working with the methodologies and critical apparatus of reproductive ecology, comparative literature, and feminist science studies, Reiches investigates how tenacious, received ideas about sex and gender shape reconstructions of human origins. Her research program also explores the ways in which adolescence functions both as a life history transition—that is, a period when the body’s biological agenda changes drastically from growth to reproduction—and as a critical period for the formation of embodied adult gender. She is committed to learning about and enacting equity in scholarly practice.