|Present||Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Halmos College of Arts and Sciences - Department of Humanities and Politics|
|2003 - 2005||Visiting Professor, University of Miami Law School|
|2002||Legal Research Position, Cornell University|
|1998 - 1999||Adjunct, Canisius College|
|1996 - 1998||Adjunct, University of Buffalo|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2016||Peer Reviewer, Class, Race, and Corporate Power Journal||2013 - 2015||Textbook Reviewer, Bioethics, Routledge||2001 - 2014||Faculty advisor/sponsor, Undergraduate Student Symposium, Nova Southeastern University||2014||Mentor, Independent Study, Nova Southeastern University||1995 - 1996||Member, Ethics Committee, Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, NY||Member, American Philosophical Association||Member, Association of Feminist Ethics and Social Theory (FEAST)||Member, Law and Society Association|
Honors and Awards
- (2005) Gender, Sexuality, and Law Visiting Fellowship, Keele University, UK
- (2001-2003) Gender, Sexuality, & Family Fellowship, Cornell University
- (1996-2000) Gilbert D. Moore Fellowship, SUNY at Buffalo
- (1994-1997) Hourani Scholarship for Ethics, SUNY at Buffalo
|2002||Ph.D., Philosophy, SUNY at Buffalo|
|1999||JD, SUNY at Buffalo|
|1994||BA, Muhlenberg College|
|Dorothea S. Clarke Fellow, Cornell University ‐ Cornell Law School|
Dangerous Tales: Antiabortion Narratives and the U.S. Supreme Court Rejoinder (2020)
Storytelling is a way of communicating information that is lost through other modes of delivery. All good writers of fiction understand the unique contribution that stories make to human understanding. A good story, like fiction, ...
Supreme Court to Hear a Dangerous Louisiana Abortion Case for Those Who Support a Woman’s Right to Choose Sun-Sentinel (2019)
Excerpt The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an abortion case, June Medical Services v. Gee. This case does not directly challenge Roe v. Wade, but it’s worrisome because it may just be the perfect ...
Genetic Editing: The Marvels and Concerns of a Revolutionary Technology COM Outlook (Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine) (2019)
Humans have directed genetic modifications for thousands of years through selective breeding. However, the precise mechanism was not truly understood until the discovery of DNA and the genetic code. We are at a crucial point ...
[Book Review] Toscano on Schoen, 'Abortion after Roe: Abortion after Legalization' H-Law (2016)
Excerpt With this book, Johanna Schoen attempts to fill a gap in the historical narrative of legalized abortion in the United States: namely, the experience of providing abortion in the context of the politicalization of ...
[Book Review] Toscano on Wilson, 'The Street Politics of Abortion: Speech, Violence, and America's Culture Wars' H-Law (2015)
Excerpt In this multifaceted book, Joshua C. Wilson sets out to accomplish a number of ambitious goals. Based on fifty interviews and secondary and primary source materials, including newspapers, Wilson tells the stories behind three ...
Forced Sonograms and Compelled Speech Abortion Regulations: A Constitutional Analysis International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (2015)
Recent state regulations require women, before undergoing abortions, to be subjected to unwanted and nonmedically necessary sonograms, often requiring an intrusive vaginal probe. Physicians, for their part, are forced to turn the viewing screens toward ...
Upholding a 40-Year-Old Promise: Why the Texas Sonogram Act is Unlawful According to Planned Parenthood v. Casey Pace Law Review (2014)
This Article begins with a brief review in Part II of the three crucial Supreme Court cases on abortion rights: Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, and Gonzalez v. Carhart. Based ...
[Book Review] Elizabeth Brake: Minimizing Marriage: Marriage, Morality and the Law Feminism & Philosophy Newsletter (2013)
In this book, Elizabeth Brake calls for extensive reform of marriage law. At a time when the United States is in the midst of re-examining the relationship between marriage and the state, Brake takes us ...
Misguided Retribution: Criminalization of Pregnant Women Who Take Drugs Social and Legal Studies (2005)
This article addresses the attempts to use criminal punishment to respond to pregnant women who take drugs in the United States. Although many have discussed why this approach is harmful, none have done so by ...
Protecting Life Is Not Just a Woman’s Job CAHSS Faculty Presentations, Proceedings, Lectures, and Symposia (2019)
Toscano’s current research projects examine reproductive rights law in the U.S. through the lens of constitutional jurisprudence and bioethical ideals. She teaches courses such as Introduction to Legal Studies, Biomedical Ethics, Introduction to Philosophy, Moral ...
Back from the Brink: The Narratives of Pro-life and Pro-choice Politics CAHSS Intellectual Conversations (2019)
This conversation will explore the myth of difference invoked in the literature of prochoice and prolife movements. From highlighting the welfare of the unborn and born to claims about women’s mental health needs and arguments ...
Natural Mothers: Gender Essentialism in Abortion Law CAHSS Intellectual Conversations (2017)
The conception that all women are naturally designed to be mothers first and foremost has a long cultural history. Abortion is controversial, at least in part, because this practice contradicts this narrative of mothering as ...