Nadia Roche is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Sociology Department at UC Santa Cruz who works in the fields of Embodiment, Race, and Visual Culture and investigates the growing industry of cosmetic genital surgery. Nadia believes that the increasing intolerance of women and their bodies paired with global patterns of increasing commodification of the body and sexuality impacts the psychological and physical well being of women. Nadia has garnered Teaching Fellowships and TA-ships, the Chancellor’s Graduate Internship and the Graduate Student Body Presidency. Nadia holds a B.A. in Women and Gender Studies from UC Davis, an M.Sc. in Globalization, Development, and Gender from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an M.A. in Sociology from UC Santa Cruz.
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