Grace Howard, Ph.D

Dr. Grace Howard

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Rutgers University; New Brunswick, NJ


Grace earned her Ph.D. in Political Science at Rutgers University in 2017. She was an American Fellow with the American Association of University Women from 2016-2017 and is Co-Director of the Rutgers University Informed Consent Project. Grace has authored several published works, including The Gender of Crime (2nd edition), “The Limits of Pure White: Raced Reproduction in the Methamphetamine Crisis,” in the Women’s Rights Law Reporter, and “Informed or Misinformed Consent?: Abortion Policy in the United States,” published in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law.

She is currently working on a manuscript that examines the dimensions of legal personhood of pregnant people through the lens of pregnancy-specific crime.

Grace is also a certified cat lady and sci-fi nerd.



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Office Hours Fall 2021:  T 11:00-1:30  Zoom


Research Interests

Law and Society; Bioethics; Politics of Reproduction and Reproductive Law; Gender and Public Policy; Feminist Theory; Critical Race Theory.