Aline Gubrium is Assistant Professor of Public Health at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Dr. Gubrium received her Ph.D. degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Florida and is presently exploring the narrative dimensions of reproductive technologies in the everyday lives of women of color, as well as Black women’s experiences with breast cancer. Dr. Gubrium's interest in gender socialization stems from her previous work on several ethnographic projects dealing with rural women's sexuality and drug use issues in the southern U.S. Her dissertation, entitled Growing Up Stories: Narratives of Rural African-American Women, focuses on local constructions of gender socialization and the ways that the study participants take up two discourses--Afrocentric and American Dream--as resources in assembling their narratives. In the past, she has worked on projects dealing with institutional perspectives on violence against women in Java, Indonesia, and the social construction of victim and transmitter of HIV in a South African context.
I Was My Momma Baby. I Was My Daddy Gal: Strategic Stories of Success, Narrative Inquiry (2006)