Kit Myers

Teaching Asst
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Kit earned their BA in Critical Media Studies from Scripps College in 2007. In the spring of 2011, they completed an MA in the interdisciplinary Cultural Production program at Brandeis University, where they wrote an MA thesis on the journalistic representation of older mothers. They started at USC in the fall of 2011. Their interests include gender, sexuality, family, and science, technology, and medicine. Their research areas include older motherhood and the postponement of childbearing, alternative family forms, LGBT-identified parents, single mothers by choice, the voluntarily childfree, assisted reproductive technologies, and transgender studies.


  • M.A. , Brandeis University, 2011
  • B.A. , Scripps College, 2007
  • Summary Statement of Research Interests

    Kit’s current research is focused on intersections of gender, sexuality, and family with science, medicine, and technology. Drawing on in-depth interviews and original survey data, Kit’s dissertation examines the fertility strategies of three groups of professional class women: women who have postponed motherhood through the use of elective egg freezing, women who have pursued motherhood as single-mothers-by-choice, and women who have foregone motherhood as voluntarily childfree. Examination of these fertility strategies produces novel insight into the contemporary state of play of the gender order and maternal order, locating alternative family formation strategies within the context of contemporary social phenomena including the stalled gender revolution, delayed childbearing, intensive mothering, expanding medicalization of reproduction, and increasing life-course fluidity.

  • Journal Article

    • Myers, K. (2017). “If I’m going to do it, I’m going to do it right”: Intensive Mothering Ideologies among Childless Women Who Elect Egg Freezing. Gender & Society.
    • Myers, C., Daily, Z., Jain, J. . (2015). Why Do So Few Women Return to Utilize Cryopreserved Oocytes? Qualitative Insights Into Elective Oocyte Cryopreservation Fertility and Sterility. Vol. 103 (2), pp. e30-e30.
    • Myers, C. E. (2014). Colonizing the (Reproductive) Future: The Discursive Construction of ARTs as Technologies of Self Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies. Vol. 35 (1), pp. 73-106.
    • USC Provost’s Ph.D. Fellowship, 2010-CONT
    • USC Provost’s Mentored Teaching Fellowship, 2016-2017
    • CET Award for Excellence in Teaching Sociology, 2015-2016
    • Social Science Research Council, Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, 2013-2014
  • Other Service to the University

    • Diversity Working Group for Transgender Inclusive Policies, 2016-2017