Manon Lefèvre

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I am a PhD candidate in the combined doctoral degree program between the School of the Environment and Department of Anthropology. My work is situated at the intersection of the anthropology of reproduction, feminist political ecology, and feminist science and technology studies. My dissertation examines the landscape of reproduction from above and below, exploring how competing discourses and knowledge of fertility collide with women's reproductive lives and reproductive health care. Using interdisciplinary ethnographic research methods, I study the perspectives of social demographers alongside the experiences of IVF patients, reproductive endocrinologists, and embryologists in the northeast United States. 

Languages: English (native), French (native)


Publications (Articles and Essays):

Lefevre, Manon. 2022. "Making Embryos Lively: The Politics of Embryo Personhood When Fertilization Happens Under a Microscope." Somatosphere. July 6, 2022.

Lefèvre, Manon. 2021. “You’ll Find Him in the Sea” in Critical Restoration Geographies. [Symposium]. Ed. Christian Keeve, Erin    Clancy,  Karen S. Kinslow, and Kallista Bley. Antipode Online.

Osborne, Tracey, Samara Brock, Robin Chazdon, Susan Chomba, Eva Garen, Victoria Gutierrez, Rebecca Lave, Manon Lefevre, and Juanita Sundberg. 2021. “The Political Ecology Playbook for Ecosystem Restoration: Principles for Effective, Equitable, and Transformative Landscapes.” Global Environmental Change 70 (September): 102320.

Dove, Michael R., Amy Johnson, Manon Lefevre, Paul Burow, Wen Zhou, and Lav Kanoi. 2019. “Who Is the Commons: Defining Community, Commons, and Time in Long-Term Natural Resource Management.” In Global Perspectives on Long Term Community Resource Management, edited by Ludomir R. Lozny and Thomas H. McGovern, 23–40. Studies in Human Ecology and Adaptation. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Ph.D. Yale University (expected 2024)

M.Phil. Yale University (2021)

M.A. Geography, University of Kentucky (2018)

B.A. Environmental Studies and French Studies, Wesleyan University (2014)

Yale Anthropology webpage