Clare Daniel, PhD

Senior Professor of Practice and Director of Research

Office Address
43 Newcomb Place, Suite 301, New Orleans, LA 70118
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Clare Daniel is the Senior Professor of Practice and Director of Research at Newcomb Institute. She received her doctorate and master's in American Studies from the University of New Mexico and her bachelor's degree from Macalester College in German Studies and English with a Women and Gender Studies minor. Her research, teaching, and student program administration focus on reproductive rights, health, and justice. Her book Mediating Morality: The Politics of Teen Pregnancy in the Post-Welfare Era was published in 2017 by the University of Massachusetts Press. Her writings have also appeared in such publications as The Hill, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, and others. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Leads Newcomb Institute's research strategy and implementation around our three main content areas: gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health, and feminist civic engagement.
  • Advises the student organizations Students United for Reproductive Justice, Women and Youth Supporting Each Other, and Big Easy EC
  • Sits on the Newcomb Scholars Advisory Committee and the Newcomb Inclusion and Diversity Excellence Committee.
  • Teaches courses in the Newcomb Scholars Program, the Department of Communication, the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, the Honors Program, the TIDES program, and the Environmental Studies program. 
  • Convenes the Reproductive Justice Faculty Working Group.
  • Conducts research on sexual and reproductive politics and representations, including community-based studies in Louisiana.
  • Sits on the advisory board for the New Orleans Maternal and Child Health Coalition.
  • Co-curates the Feminist Pedagogy for Teaching Online digital guide.


Selected Writings

Clare Daniel and Grace Riley, “Universities Must Train Students to be Leaders in Reproductive Rights, Health, and Justice,” Ms., January 23, 2024.

Margaret Downey, Clare Daniel, Anne McGlynn-Wright, Karissa Haugeberg, “Protect and Control: Coverture’s Logics across Welfare Policy and Abortion Laws,” Psychology of Women Quarterly, July 19, 2023.
Annie McGlynn-Wright and Clare Daniel, “Childbirth Practices,” Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior, and Science, Second Edition, forthcoming.

Clare Daniel and Grace Riley, “Building Equitable Partnerships and a Social Justice Mindset through a Donor-Funded Reproductive Rights and Health Internship Program,” Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 27:1 (April 2023). 

Clare Daniel, “Abortion as Essential Healthcare Becomes Even Clearer after Dobbs,” Maurer Global Forum, February 21, 2023. 
Clare Daniel and Tessa Baldwin, “Fabricating Babies: Reproduction as Production in Storks and The Boss Baby,” Feminist Media Studies, published online December 2, 2022.

Melissa Goldin Evans and Clare Daniel, “In Post-Roe Louisiana, Things Go From Bad to Worse for Teens,” Ms. Magazine, August 22, 2022. 

Melissa Goldin Evans, Maeve Wallace, Katherine Theall, Anna Mahoney, Lisa Richardson, Clare Daniel, “A State-Level Approach to Reducing Inequities in Sexually Transmitted Infections,” Women’s Health Issues, corrected proof available online, August 9, 2022.

Clare Daniel and Karissa Haugeberg, “Feminist Pedagogy after Roe,” Feminist Pedagogy for Teaching Online Blog (May 10, 2022).

Clare Daniel, “Anti-Abortion Advocates Aren’t Prepared for a Post-Roe Louisiana,The Advocate, May 6, 2022.

Clare Daniel, Documentary Review of Erika Cohn, Belly of the Beast, Feminist Pedagogy, 2:2, April 2022.

Clare Daniel, “Compromising Justice: Reproductive Rights Advocacy in the Time of Trump,” Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, 43:1, February 2022.

Clare Daniel, "Reproductive Labor in Children's Films: The Boss Baby and Storks," In Media Res, November 17, 2021.

Clare Daniel and Ericka A. Garnett Windon, "Letters: Segregationist-name battle not over at a top New Orleans school." The Advocate, November 2021. 

Dovile Vilda, Maeve Wallace, Clare Daniel, Melissa Goldin Evans, Charles Stoecker, Katherine Theall, “State Abortion Policies and Maternal Death in the U.S., 2015-2018,” American Journal of Public Health 111:9, September 2021.

Clare Daniel, “Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, and the Physicians Who (Still) Find Them Threatening,” Nursing Clio, July 22, 2021.

Clare Daniel and Maeve Wallace, "Letters: Bill would not change scope of practice for nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives" The Advocate, May 2021.

Clare Daniel, "The Uses of Feminist Pedagogy Before, During and After the Pandemic" Faculty Focus, May 2021.

Clare Daniel, "Amendment 1 would hurt Louisiana families." The Advocate, October 2020.

Jenna Vinson and Clare Daniel, “‘Power to Decide’ Who Should Get Pregnant: A Feminist Rhetorical Analysis of Neoliberal Visions of Reproductive Justice,” Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society 8:2 (July 2020).

Clare Daniel, "Stop Using Teen Pregnancy Prevention as Justification for Sex Ed," The Hill, November 2, 2018.
Clare Daniel, "Reproductive Rights in Danger on Court," Clare Daniel, The Advocate, July 4, 2018.

Clare Daniel, “How Focusing on Teen Pregnancy as a Personal Moral Failing Deepens Social Inequality,” Clare Daniel, SSN Key Findings, June 2018.

Clare Daniel,"Mediating Morality: The Politics of Teen Pregnancy in the Post-Welfare Era," (University of Massachusetts Press, 2017).

Clare Daniel, "‘Taming the Media Monster:’ Teen Pregnancy and the Neoliberal Safety (Inter)Net," Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 39:4 (Summer 2014) 973-998.

Clare Daniel, “Teen Sex, an Equal-Opportunity Menace: Multicultural Politics in 16 and Pregnant,” in MTV and Teen Pregnancy: Critical Essays on 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom, ed. Letizia Guglielmo (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2013) 79-92.

Clare Daniel, Review of Laura Briggs, "Somebody’s Children: The Politics of Transracial and Transnational Adoption," H-Ethnic, H-Net Reviews (March 2013).

Claire-Lise Bénaud and Clare Daniel, “The Lee Marmon Photographs: Chronicles of the West,” Collection Building, 32:4 (October 2013) 133-138.