Carlo Sariego is a dual-degree Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale. Carlo received their Bachelor’s degree at Sarah Lawrence College in 2017 and their Master’s degree with distinction at the University of Cambridge in 2019. At Cambridge, Carlo conducted research under the advisement of Sarah Franklin in the Reproductive Sociology Research Group (ReproSoc).
Most broadly conceived, Carlo’s research interests focus on the cultural, social, and historical processes through which bodies, nations, and their borders take shape in the U.S. Their research agenda spans the subtopics of domesticity, reproduction, family, and genetics as they contribute to the maintenance of a racialized settler-colonial ideal in the U.S.
Carlo’s master’s research drew upon a variety of contexts in which reproduction figures centrally in contemporary nationalisms culminated in an analysis of the detainment of a pregnant teenager in Garza v. Hargan (2018) and the history of forced sterilization in Madrigal v. Quilligan (1978). Currently, Carlo is working on a dissertation that examines reproductive normativity and its relationship to state control of gender stability in family formation across a variety of queer contexts.