28 June 1967 |
|Alma mater||University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A.)
New York University (Ph.D.)
|Known for||Doctors and Demonstrators: How Political Institutions Shape Abortion Law in the United States, Britain, and Canada|
|Institutions||University of California, Davis|
|Doctoral advisor||Edwin Amenta
His book Doctors and Demonstrators: How Political Institutions Shape Abortion Law in the United States, Britain, and Canada (University of Chicago Press, 2011), which won the 2012 Charles Tilly Award for Best Book from the American Sociological Association section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements, explains that abortion law remains contentious in the United States mainly due to permeability of political parties by social movements. This, Halfmann argues, is in contrast to abortion law in Britain and Canada, where the topic is a settled issue, experienced now in politics merely as a medical matter.
- The Distinguished Scholarship Award, Pacific Sociological Association, 2013.
- Charles Tilly Award for Best Book, American Sociological Association Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements, 2012.
- Reinhard Bendix Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper, American Sociological Association Section on Comparative and Historical Sociology, 2000.
- Halfmann, Drew. 2011. Doctors and Demonstrators: How Political Institutions Shape Abortion Law in the United States, Britain, and Canada. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
- Halfmann, Drew. 2011. "Recognizing medicalization and demedicalization: Discourses, practices, and identities." Health 16(2):186-207.
- Halfmann, Drew and Michael P. Young. 2010. "War pictures: The grotesque as a mobilizing tactic." Mobilization: An International Quarterly 15(1):1-24.
- Halfmann, Drew, Kim Ebert, and Jesse Rude. 2005. "The biomedical legacy in minority health policy-making, 1975–2002." Research in the Sociology of Health Care 23:245-275.
- Halfmann, Drew. 2003. "Historical priorities and the responses of doctors' associations to abortion reform proposals in Britain and the United States 1960-1973." Social Problems 50(4):567-592.
- Amenta, Edwin and Drew Halfmann. 2000. "Wage wars: Institutional politics, WPA wages, and the struggle for US social policy." American Sociological Review 65(4):506-528.
- Amenta, Edwin, Drew Halfmann, and Michael P. Young. 1999. "The strategies and contexts of social protest: Political mediation and the impact of the Townsend Movement in California." Mobilization: An International Quarterly 4(1):1-23.
- UCD Department of Sociology. Accessed 10/13/13.
- Pike, Robert M. "Book Review." 2013. CRS/RCS 50(1): 116-120. Accessed 12/26/13.
- Collective Behavior and Social Movements Section of the American Sociological Association: List of Award Recipients. Accessed 10/14/13.
- University of Chicago Press: Doctors and Demonstrators. Accessed 10/13/13.
- Cox, Gloria. "Law and Politics Book Review: Doctors and Demonstrators." 2012. LPBR 22(7):339-343. Accessed 10/13/13.
- Scholars Strategy Network Scholar Profile. Accessed 10/28/13.
- UC Davis Department of Sociology News. Accessed 10/28/13.
- ASA Section on Comparative and Historical Sociology Award Recipients. Accessed 10/28/13.