Rayna Rapp is Professor of Anthropology at New York University. Her research and writing has long examined the “simultaneously liberating and eugenic aspects” of prenatal testing technologies, particularly amniocentesis. Her ethnography Testing Women, Testing the Fetus: The Social Impact of Amniocentesis in America is a landmark work in both reproductive bioethics and feminist anthropology. More recently, her work has focused on the rise of disability consciousness, including intensive fieldwork at a pediatric neuroscience laboratory.
For more information, see her faculty profile at New York University.