Alexandra Minna Stern

Alexandra Minna Stern

Alexandra Minna Stern is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology, American culture, and history at the University of Michigan. As a historian, her research has focused on the uses and misuses of genetics in the United States and Latin America. She is the author of Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America (2005), which won the American Public Health Association’s Arthur J. Viseltear Prize for outstanding contribution to the history of public health, and Telling Genes: The Story of Genetic Counseling in America (2012).


  • Eugenics, Race, and Reproduction in California
  • Genetics and Human Rights in Latin America
  • Telling Genes: Genetic Counseling in Modern America
  • The Legacy of Eugenics in the Era of Human Genomics
  • Troubled Relations: Race and Genetics in Modern America

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