Daisy Deomampo

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Email: ddeomampo@fordham.edu

Office: Dealy Hall 404C
Phone: 718-817-3853
Fax: 718-817-3846


BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison;
MA, The New School;
MPhil, PhD, City University of New York

Research Interests

Medical anthropology, science and technology studies, critical race and gender studies, reproduction, globalization and global health, bioethics, South Asia.


Daisy Deomampo is a cultural and medical anthropologist whose research interests include science and technology studies, gender and health, and bioethics and social justice. Her book, Transnational Reproduction: Race, Kinship, and Commercial Surrogacy in India (Forthcoming 2016, NYU Press), is the first to foreground issues of race and racialization in the context of transnational surrogacy in India. The book is based on long-term ethnographic fieldwork in India with Indian surrogate mothers, Western intended parents, and egg donors from around the world, as well as doctors and other actors. 

Dr. Deomampo's research and writing have been supported by multiple sources including the National Science Foundation, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, and the Ford Foundation. She is currently developing a new project that explores the social meanings of race, identity, and DNA in the context of gamete donation in the United States.

Selected Publications (Articles)

2016. Race, Nation, and the Production of Intimacy: Transnational Egg Donation in India. positions: asia critique 24(1): 303-332.

2015. Defining Parents, Making Citizens: Nationality and Citizenship in Transnational Surrogacy. Medical Anthropology 34(3): 210-225.

2015. Extending Theory, Rupturing Boundaries: Reproduction, Health, and Medicine Beyond North-South Boundaries [co-authored with Nayantara Sheoran and Cecilia Van Hollen]. Medical Anthropology 34(3): 185-191.

2013. Transnational Surrogacy in India: Interrogating Power and Women’s Agency. Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies 34(3): 167-188.

2013. Gendered Geographies of Reproductive Tourism. Gender & Society 27(4): 514-537.

2008. Gender, Sexuality and AIDS in Brazil: Transformative Approaches to HIV prevention. Michigan Discussions in Anthropology 17(1): 108-131.

Selected Publications (Books)

In press (Forthcoming Sept. 2016). Transnational Reproduction: Race, Kinship, and Commercial Surrogacy in India. New York: New York University Press.

Courses Taught

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; Vocation of the Health Care Provider; Anthropology of Health and Healing; Health, Healing, and Social Justice; Reproductive Technologies: Global Perspectives