Lisa Jean Moore

Lisa Jean Moore is a medical sociologist and professor of sociology and gender studies at Purchase College, State University of New York (SUNY). She lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Her books include The Body: Social and Cultural Dissections (Routledge, 2014, with Monica Casper), Buzz: Urban Beekeeping and the Power of the Bee (New York University Press, 2013, with Mary Kosut), Gendered Bodies: Feminist Perspectives (Oxford University Press, 2010, with Judith Lorber), Missing Bodies: The Politics of Visibility (New York University Press, 2009, with Monica Casper), Sperm Counts: Overcome by Man’s Most Precious Fluid (New York University Press, 2008), and the edited collection The Body Reader: Essential Social and Cultural Readings (New York University Press, 2010, with Mary Kosut). Catch and Release: The Enduring Yet Vulnerable Horseshoe Crab (New York University Press, 2018) explores the intraspecies relationships between humans and Limulus polyphemus (Atlantic horseshoe crabs). Her most recent forthcoming book, Our Transgenic Futures, is about spider goats and synthetic biology.


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