Jennifer Reich

Jennifer Reich


Jennifer A. Reich is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado Denver. Her research examines how individuals and families strategize their interactions with the state and service providers in the context of public policy, particularly as they relate to health and welfare. Her first book, Fixing Families: Parents, Power, and the Child Welfare System (2005) won the Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award from the American Sociological Association section on Race, Gender and Class and was a finalist for the C. Wright Mills Award. She is author of the book, Calling the Shots: Why Parents Reject Vaccines (2016), co-editor of the book, Reproduction and Society (2014), and has written more than 25 articles and book chapters that explore child welfare, childhood vaccinations, reproduction, multiracial families, public assistance, and recovery after disaster.