Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Kimport has three primary areas of research expertise. 1) She is an expert on abortion. Most recently, she has closely examined women’s experience of preabortion ultrasound viewing and the fictional onscreen depictions of abortion, abortion patients, and abortion providers. She has also studied women’s social and emotional experience of abortion (e.g. unpacking “abortion regret”). 2) She is an expert on same-sex marriage in the U.S., with an emphasis on gay and lesbians’ experiences of legal marriage. 3) She is an expert on social movements related to abortion rights and marriage equality in the U.S. She is also knowledgeable about the socio-legal aspects of abortion and same-sex marriage, including how the law is used to regulate both practices and how that translates into people’s lived experience.