Miranda Waggoner


Miranda Waggoner is an associate professor of sociology at Florida State University and affiliated with FSU’s Center for Demography & Population Health. Her research examines the social, ethical, and cultural dimensions of biomedical knowledge production. Her current project focuses on “vulnerable” populations and biomedical research ethics, specifically with regard to the inclusion of pregnant women in clinical trials.


Postdoctoral Fellow, Office of Population Research, Princeton University
Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy, Brandeis University
M.A. in Social Policy, Brandeis University
B.A. in Sociology and Government, University of Texas at Austin

Awards & Honors

National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2020–2025)

Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholar in Bioethics (2019–2022)

2019 Robert K. Merton Book Award, American Sociological Association, Section on Science, Knowledge, and Technology (for The Zero Trimester)

2019 Adele E. Clarke Book Award, ReproNetwork (for The Zero Trimester)

University Undergraduate Teaching Award, FSU (2018–2019)

College of Social Sciences and Public Policy Research Support Program Award, FSU (2019)

Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, FSU Sociology Graduate Student Union (2017, 2018, 2019)

Finalist, 2017 C. Wright Mills Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems (for The Zero Trimester)

Miranda Waggoner

Associate Professor

Areas of Interest: Medical Sociology; Bioethics; Sociology of Science; Public Health and Social Policy; Gender and Reproduction; Qualitative Methods

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Curriculum Vitae