• Cynthia R. Daniels
  • Cynthia R. Daniels
  • Professor
  • Subfield: Women & Politics
  • Office: Hickman Hall 605
  • Phone: 848-932-9262
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    Women & Politics

  • Specialties:

    Gender and Politics Reproductive Politics and the Law Bioethics Masculinity

  • Graduate Content:
  • Program in Women and Politics
  • Race and Ethnic Politics
  • Bio:

    Professor Daniels has taught at Rutgers since 1992. She has formerly served as the department chair (2009-2012) and currently serves as the Associate Campus Dean for Douglass College. Daniels is the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Rutgers University ‘Faculty Diversity Award (2012),’ awarded for outstanding achievement in contributing to the diversity of the University faculty. She is a native of the Jersey shore (Pt. Pleasant).

  • Teaching:

    790:395: The Politics of Reproduction

    790:292/395: The Notorious RBG

    790:591: Gender, Policy and Political Theory

  • Publications:

    Professor Daniels has published widely in the areas of gender, reproduction and politics, including (most recently):


    Exposing Men: The Science and Politics of Male ReproductionOxford University Press, 2006

    Journal articles:

    "Informed or Misinformed Consent: Abortion Politics in the States," Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, co-authored with: Janna Ferguson, Grace Howard and Amanda Roberti, vol 41, no. 2, April, 2016

    "Pregnancy Criminalization, Reproductive Asymmetry, and Race: An Experimental Study," Feminist Criminology, co-authored with Christin Munsch, forthcoming 2017

    Comment: Developmental Biology: Don’t Blame the Mothers,” Nature, co-authored with S. Richardson  J. Golden, R. Kukla, C. Kuzawa, and J.W. Rich-Edwards, forthcoming August 2014

    “Transforming a Department; Transforming a Discipline,” Politics and Gender, 2014 

    “Gendered Eugenics and the Problematic of the ‘Free Market’ in Reproduction,” co-authored with Erin Heidt-Forsythe, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society vol 37, No 3, Spring 2012  

  • Research:

    Women & Politics