PhD Texas A&M University
Areas of Interest
- Political Sociology
- Reproduction and Birth
2016. Theresa Morris. Cut It Out: The C-Section Epidemic America, Revised Paperback. New York: New York University Press.
2016. Theresa Morris, Olivia Meredith, Mia Schulman, and Christine Morton. 2016. “Why Do Low-Risk Women Have C-Sections?: A Case Study of a Tertiary Care Hospital.” Women’s Health Issues 26(3):329-335.
2014. Theresa Morris and Mia Schulman. “Racial Inequality in the Use and Failure of Anesthesia in Labor and Birth: An Examination of Women’s Experiences.” Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare 5(4):188-194
2014. Theresa Morris. “C-Section Epidemic.” Contexts. 13(1): 70-72.
2013. Theresa Morris. Cut It Out: The C-Section Epidemic America. New York: New York University Press.
2010. Harland Prechel and Theresa Morris. “The Effects of Organizational and Political Embeddedness on Financial Malfeasance in the Largest U.S. Corporations: Dependence, Incentives, and Opportunities.” American Sociological Review.75(3):331-354.
2010. Theresa Morris and Katherine McInerney. “Media Representations of Pregnancy and Childbirth: An Analysis of Reality Television Programs in the United States.” Birth. 37(2):134-140.
2008. Theresa Morris. “Branch Banking and Institutional Racism in the U.S. Banking Industry. Humanity and Society.32(2):144-167.
2008. Harland Prechel, Theresa Morris, Tim Woods, and Rachel Walden. “Corporate Diversification Revisited: The Political-Legal Environment, the Multilayer-Subsidiary Form, and Mergers and Acquisitions.” The Sociological Quarterly.49(4):849-878.
2007. Theresa Morris. “Internal and External Sources of Organizational Change: Corporate Form and the Banking Industry.” The Sociological Quarterly. 48(1):119-140.
The “Birth On My Terms” Project
This project examines the experiences of women who have had coerced or forced labor and/or birth procedures, such as induction, epidural, Pitocin, IV fluid or medication, and cesarean section, in the United States. Our goal is two-fold. First, we want to identify ways that women’s decision making is constrained or inhibited. Second, we want to highlight these experiences in order to promote woman centered practices. (With Joan Robinson)
The “Listening to Mothers III” Project
This project examines quantitative and qualitative survey data on women’s birth experiences. We analyze how hospital and individual characteristics affect women’s birth experiences and outcomes. (With Christine Morton, Miriam Naiman-Sessions, and Amanda Gomez)
The “Delivering Obamacare” Project
This project explores how the Affordable Care Act put performance pressures on hospitals, which led to an increase of non-profit hospitals being acquired by for-profit hospitals. Using ethnographic methods, I analyze one hospital during such a transition and discover how obstetrical nurses and their patients are affected by this tumultuous change.