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Dr. Laura Sochas


Dr Laura Sochas is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow/Chancellor’s Fellow in Social Policy at the University of Edinburgh. Her work focuses on how power, institutions, and social policies affect health inequalities, using mixed methods. She is currently leading a project titled: “Policing Reproduction via Migration and Family Policies: Stress, Stigma & Health,” which explores how migration and family policies in Europe affect parents’ rights to have children and to parent with dignity. It also explores how this affects parents’ health, formulating a quantitative approach to reproductive justice. Her work has been published in journals such as Social Science & Medicine, Socio-Economic Review, Demography, Health Policy and Planning, and BMJ Global Health. She was recently awarded the Early Career Award from the British Society of Population Studies for her work on critical and feminist demography. During Hilary term 2023 she co-convened with Dr. Kaveri Qureshi and Dr. Philip Kreager, the FRSG seminar series on the theme “Fertility and Vulnerabilities."

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University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom



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