Melanie Heath McMaster University, Canada
Melanie Heath is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at McMaster University. She completed her Ph.D. at University of Southern California and was a postdoctoral fellow at Rice University. Her research examines gender, sexuality, and family politics. Dr. Heath has conducted field work, interviews, focus groups, and textual analysis. She is author of One Marriage Under God: The Campaign to Promote Marriage in America (New York University Press, 2012). Her forthcoming book on comparative government regulation of polygamies is titled, Forbidden Intimacies: Transnational Regulation of Polygamies at the Limits of Western Tolerance (Stanford University Press). Her recent work has been published in Gender & Society, Signs, Qualitative Sociology, Sociological Perspectives, Sociological Quarterly, and Contexts.