Peer Reviewed Articles

Yoshizawa, Rebecca S., Hird MJ. (2019). “Schrödinger’s placenta: Determining placentas as not/waste.” Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space. Online first.

Yoshizawa, Rebecca S. (2016). “Fetal–Maternal Intra-action: Politics of New Placental Biologies.” Body & Society. Online first.

♦ Hird, M. J., Yoshizawa, R.S., Robinson, S., Smith, G., and Walker, M. “Risk for Cardiovascular Disease after Pre-eclampsia: Differences in Canadian Women and Healthcare Provider Perspectives on Knowledge Sharing.” Health Sociology Review (online first).

Yoshizawa, Rebecca S., Maria José Duarte Osis, Simony Lira do Nascimento, Silvana Bento, Ana Carolina Godoy, Suelene Coelho, José Guilherme Cecatti. “Postpartum Women’s Perspectives on the Donation of Placentas for Scientific Research in Campinas, Brazil.” Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 10(1); 76-87. This article is open access. 

Yoshizawa, Rebecca S. (2013) “Public Perspectives on the Utilization of Human Placentas in Scientific Research and Medicine.” Placenta, 13(1): 9-13. [citations]

♦ Kasawara, Karina Tamy, Camila Bergamim Duarte, Neville Oliveira Ferreira, Rebecca Scott, Andrea Marques (2013) “Behavioral Therapy and Pelvic Floor Muscle Training in the Treatment of Infantile Insensible Urinary Incontinence: A Case Report.” Journal of Physical Therapy Science, 25(3): 355-356.

Yoshizawa, Rebecca S. (2012) “The Barker Hypothesis and Obesity: Connections for Transdisciplinarity and Social Justice.” Social Theory and Health, 10(4): 348-367. [citations] [Note: this paper was subsequently including in the first ‘virtual special issue’ of Social Theory and Health called “Ten Years of Obesity” as one of the ‘most salient papers on obesity’ in the journal since 2003]

Scott, Rebecca (2011) Body Worlds Plastinates, the Human/Nonhuman Interface, and Feminism.” Feminist Theory, 12(2): 165-181 (Special Issue: Nonhuman Feminism). [Citations]

Scott, Rebecca (2009) “Meat My Hero: ‘I have a Dream’ of Living Language in the Work of Donna Haraway, Or, Ride ‘Em Cowboy!” Poroi, 6(2): 3-14. Available at: [Citations]

♦ Zaman, Habiba, Cecilia Diocson and Rebecca Scott (2007) “Workplace Rights for Immigrants in BC: The Case of Filipino Workers.” Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Available at: [Citations]

Book Chapters

♦ Deveau, D., and R.S. Yoshizawa. (2018) “Laughing Together Apart: Humor in the Workplace.” Not all Claps and Cheers: Humor in Business and Society Relationships, edited by François Maon, Adam Lindgreen, Joëlle Vanhamme, Robert J. Angell and Juliet Memery. New York: Routledge.

♦ Scott, Rebecca (2012) “Placentations,” in Lorne Tepperman and Angela Kalyta (Eds.),  Reading Sociology, 2nd Edition. Oxford University Press, Ch. 36.

Book Reviews

Yoshizawa, R.S. “Without Apology: Writings on Abortion in Canada by Shannon Stettner (book review). Studies in Social Justice. Available at:

Yoshizawa, R.S. (2016) “The Biopolitics of Lifestyle: Foucault, Ethics and Healthy Choices by Christopher Mayes (book review).” Fat Studies. Online first

♦ Yoshizawa, Rebecca S. (2016) “Rending Life Molecular: Models, Modelers, and Excitable Matter, by Natasha Myers (book review).” New Genetics and Society.

♦ Yoshizawa, Rebecca S. (2013) “Pavlov’s Dogs and Schrödinger’s Cat: Scenes from the Living Laboratory, by Rom Harré (book review).” Public Understanding of Science,
22(2): 252.

♦ Scott, Rebecca (2011)The Nature of Sexual Desire, by James Giles (book review).” Anthropological Forum, 21(1): 101-102.

Published Abstracts

♦ Yoshizawa, Rebecca Scott, Maria José Duarte Osis, Simony Lira do Nascimento, Silvana Bento, Ana Carolina Godoy, Suelene Coelho, José Guilherme Cecatti. “Postpartum women’s perspectives on the donation of the placenta for scientific research in Campinas, Brazil.” Placenta, 34(9): A97.

♦ Scott, Rebecca (2011) “A Sociology of Placenta Scientists: Towards Transdisciplinary Collaboration” (Poster). Placenta, 32(9): A44.

Graduate Journals

♦ Scott, Rebecca (2011) (graduate peer reviewed). “Tissue-Fragments.” McGill Sociological Review, (2): 4-18.

♦ Scott, Rebecca with Myra J. Hird (2009) “‘I started out as a Social Constructionist’: A Conversation with Myra J. Hird.” Stream: Culture/Politics/Technology, 1(2): 23-37. Available at:


♦ You can view my unpublished MA thesis entitled “Anatomy of Spectatorship: Tracing the Body in Body Worlds: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies” here. [Citations]

♦ You can view my unpublished PhD dissertation entitled “Placentations: Agential Realism and the Science of Afterbirths” here.