Before coming to Yale Law School, Maren Klawiter (Class of 2010) earned a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley; she was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Michigan, in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research Program; and an assistant professor at Georgia Tech, where she taught graduate and undergraduate courses in science, medicine, and technology studies; the sociology of illness; and social theory. Her ethnographic and historical research on breast cancer, the pharmaceutical industry, and health and disease-based social movements has been published in edited volumes, scholarly journals, and academic textbooks. She is the author of a monograph entitled The Biopolitics of Breast Cancer
(2008) and a co-author of Global Ethnography
At YLS, Maren has participated in Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law & Ethics (articles editor, 2008-9), American Constitutional Society Health Care Committee (co-chair, 2008-9), and Access to Knowledge Practicum. As a participant in the A2K practicum in the spring of 2008, Maren developed a new project on transparency in clinical trials, focusing on the potential impact of the FDA Amendments Act of 2007. She hopes to deepen and expand her work in this area as a student fellow in the Information Society Project.