Grace Howard is a Ph.D. Candidate in political science at Rutgers University and an American Association of University Women Fellow. She is also the Co-Director of the Rutgers University Informed Consent Project. She is the author of several published articles and book chapters, and was formerly a Graduate Assistant with the Rutgers University Center for Race and Ethnicity. She is a two-time recipient of the Dr. Stanley H. and Claire A. Friedelbaum Graduate Student Dissertation Award, and the recipient of an Excellence Fellowship from Rutgers University. Her co-authored book, The Gender of Crime (2nd edition), written with Dana Britton and Shannon Jacobsen is under contract with Rowman & Littlefield.
Grace's research areas include constitutional law, law and society, civil liberties, criminal justice, reproductive politics, gender and public policy, feminist theory and critical race theory. Her dissertation examines the criminalization of pregnancy, the gap between law and practice, and the role of criminal prosecution in the criminalization process.
Her new co-authored article, "Informed or Misinformed Consent? Abortion Policy in the United States" has been published in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law.