Rosanna Hertz is the Class of 1919 50th Reunion Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies at Wellesley College. She researches the complexities of contemporary reproduction and how the intersection of reproductive technology, social media, and the wish for intimacy are expanding our ideas about families. Her books include, Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice and Random Families.
Hertz received her PhD in Sociology from Northwestern University and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Most recently she has held appointments at Harvard’s Law School in the Petrie-Flem Center and at the Brocher Foundation in Switzerland.