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Institute for the Study of Culture and Society: Dr. Lisa Hanasono (2018-2019)

Dr. Lisa Hanasono

Dr. Lisa Hanasono is an associate professor in the school of Media and Communication at Bowling Green State University. In Hanasono’s current research project, “The M-Word: Shattering the Silence of Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss,” she explains how miscarriage is discussed (or, more often, not discussed) in our society. She will explore the silencing of pregnancy loss and how the media, medical fields and individuals can better support women and families through more effective communication about the emotional, physical, and psychological dimensions of pregnancy loss. She also plans to collect stories, poetry and artwork from community members to create an edited book about coping with pregnancy loss.

In addition to presenting and publishing research, Dr. Hanasono gives public talks and leads workshops related to shattering the silence—and coping with—pregnancy loss. If you’d her to be a speaker at your campus, organization, or community, please email her at

Contact Information

Dr. Lisa Hanasono, ICS Fellow (Fall 2018)
Associate Professor
School of Media and Communication
311 Kuhlin Center



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Academic Articles


Miscarriage in Popular Culture

Trending on Social Media

Other Work by Hanasono