Brown University

PhD Candidate

Whitney is a PhD Candidate in Sociocultural Anthropology at Brown University, and she is currently the recipient of the Emerging Scholars in Family Planning fellowship from the Society for Family Planning for her dissertation research. Arey's research asks how interpersonal relationships affect abortion decision-making, access, and experiences of abortion within the politically contested clinic space. Her research focuses on the involvement patients' friends, family members, romantic partners, and other companions to the clinic in access to abortion services.