Lindsey Breitwieser

Lindsey Breitwieser

Assistant Professor

Lindsey Breitwieser Lindsay Breitwieser

Lindsey Breitwieser is assistant professor of gender and women’s studies. She has expertise in feminist theory, science and technology studies, and medical humanities with special interest in end-of-life decision-making. Her current book project explores the ethics and politics of brain death during pregnancy. She enjoys teaching courses on the intersections of science and social relations, disability studies, and the bodymind. She is an advocate for diversity and inclusion on college campuses and has focused much of this work on dis/ability, class, and racial equity.

Areas of Expertise

  • Feminist Science and Technology Studies
  • Medical Humanities
  • Disability Studies

Courses Taught

  • Intro to Gender and Women’s Studies
  • Seminar in Gender and Women’s Studies
  • Mad in America
  • Gender and Science
  • The Politics of Body Modification


  • Co-chair of the National Women’s Studies Association
  • Feminist Science and Technology Studies Task Force
  • Institute for Citizens and Scholars Fellow
  • Marian Mullin Hancock Teaching Award Recipient
Research Interests
  • Queer of Color Anti- and Post-Humanism
  • Reproductive Justice
  • Mental Health, Madness, and Cognition


  • Ph.D., Indiana University
  • M.A., Indiana University
  • B.A., College of Charleston

Publications & Articles