Chloe Sariego is a dual-degree Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale. She received her Bachelor’s degree at Sarah Lawrence College in 2017 and her Master’s degree with distinction at the University of Cambridge in 2019. At Cambridge, Chloe conducted research under the advisement of Sarah Franklin in the Reproductive Sociology Research Group (ReproSoc).
Most broadly conceived, Chloe’s research interests focus on the cultural, social, and historical processes through which bodies, nations, and their borders take shape in the U.S. Her work pays special attention to the changing context of immigration law and U.S. border policies and their shifting control of migrant reproduction and family formation To this point, she is especially interested in how assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) reveal the role bodies and borders play in the maintenance of an American national imaginary. Her 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.
Her 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, she is researching how reproductive health care is provided and withheld to men and women within migrant detention centers in the United States.
In her free time, Chloe likes to discuss heterodox economics and read feminist science fiction. You can keep up with her on twitter @chloesariego!