Adele Elizabeth Clarke University of California - San Francisco, USA
Adele E. Clarke (MA, PhD) is professor emerita of sociology and history of health sciences at the University of California, San Francisco, where she also completed her PhD with Anselm Strauss. She has used and taught grounded theory since 1980, and developed situational analysis as an extension. Her book Situational Analysis: Grounded Theory after the Postmodern Turn (Sage, 2005) won the Cooley Distinguished Book Award, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. Her research has centered on social, cultural, and historical studies of science, technology, and medicine with emphases on biomedicalization and technologies for women. Her book Disciplining Reproduction: Modernity, American Life Sciences and the “Problem of Sex” won the Basker Award, Society for Medical Anthropology, and the Fleck Award, Society for Social Studies of Science. Clarke received the 2013 Bernal Prize for Outstanding Contributions from the Society for Social Studies of Science and the 2015 Reeder Award for Distinguished Contributions to Medical Sociology. Her current projects focus on the politics of reproduction and qualitative research methods.