Rajani Bhatia

Rajani Bhatia

Associate Professor, Interim Director of Graduate Studies
Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies

PhD, University of Maryland

Rajani Bhatia

Office Hours: Wednesday 10:30AM to 12:00PM or by appointment

Rajani Bhatia is Associate Professor and Interim Director of Graduate Studies. She joined the core faculty after serving as visiting assistant professor in the women’s and gender studies program at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and receiving her Ph.D. from the Department of Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland. Bhatia’s research interests lie in developing new approaches to feminist theorizations of reproduction and feminist science and technology studies. Topically, she has focused on issues that lie at the intersection of reproductive technologies, health, bioethics and biomedicine. Through engagement as a scholar-activist within international and national women's health and reproductive justice movements, Dr. Bhatia contributed to feminist analysis of global population control, right-wing environmentalism, coercive practices and unethical testing related to contraceptive and sterilization technologies both inside and outside the U.S.

Bhatia is author of Gender before Birth: Sex Selection in a Transnational Context (University of Washington Press, 2018) and a contributing author of Selective Reproductive Technologies in the 21st Century (Palgrave, 2017). She teaches diverse courses on health, the environment, and feminist science and technology studies.


  • Feminist Theory
  • Feminist Science, Technology, and Biomedicine Studies
  • Environmental Justice: Racism, Classism, Sexism
  • Internship in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Reproductive Justice


  • Women, Biology and Health
  • Sexuality, Race, and Class in Science and Health
  • Environmental Justice: Racism, Classism, Sexism
  • Feminist Social and Political Thought
  • Internship in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Feminism in Action