Rebecca Yoshizawa

BA (SFU), MA (SFU), PhD (Queen's)
Dr Rebecca Yoshizawa
Phone: 604-599-3119
Surrey Office: Main 3850F

Chair, Sociology Department

Dr. Rebecca Yoshizawa has a PhD in Sociology from Queen’s University, with other degrees in Gender Studies and Communication from SFU. She specializes in the sociology of science, transdisciplinary collaboration, bioethics, and reproduction. In addition to her teaching at KPU, she has taught courses on reproductive politics, nonhumanism, new media, risk communication, and gender and technology in the School of Communication and in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at SFU. She has published articles on intersections of science and society in Body & Society, Feminist Theory, Placenta, the Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, and Health Sociology Review.

Courses taught

  • SOCI 1125: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 2240: Women in Canada
  • SOCI 2250: Families in Canada
  • SOCI 2280: Sociology of Health, Disability, and Society
  • SOCI 3210: Technology and Society
  • SOCI 3245: Gender, Bodies, and Sexualities
  • SOCI 3260: Qualitative Methods in Sociology

Areas of Interest

Sociology of science, medicine, and technology; philosophy of science; reproductive sciences and reproductive politics; developmental origins science; fat studies; nonhumanism and animals; ethnography; transdisciplinarity