Megan Moodie

Megan Moodie is a cultural anthropologist, writer, and feminist theorist whose work spans genres from traditional scholarship to essays, fiction, drama, and film criticism. As an associate professor of Anthropology with affiliations in Feminist Studies, Film & Digital Media, and Legal Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, she specializes in teaching experimental research methods that bring together social sciences and the arts; her current research project examines the role of artistic expression in women’s management of chronic pain. Moodie’s recent work on disability, motherhood, and artistic practice has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Hip Mama, MUTHA Magazine, and Sapiens. In 2019, her essay “Birthright,” which appeared in the Chicago Quarterly Review (Volume 26), was named a Notable Essay of the Year by Best American Essays.