Franziska Frank

Research Interests

Franziska Frank is a Lecturer in the Care, Health and Society (CHS) program at the School of Sociology and a Research Associate at Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW).

Her interests focus on questions related to the sociology of health and illness (i.e., Reproductive health; Midwifery; Health literacy; Health inequality) and qualitative research methodology.

She received her Master of Arts in Sociology, Economic and Social History and Political Sciences from the University of Zurich, Switzerland in 2012.

Selected Publications

Fleming V., Meyer Y., Frank F., van Gogh S., Schirinzi L., Michoud B., de Labrusse C. (2017): Giving birth: expectations of first time mothers in Switzerland at the mid-point of their pregnancy. Women and Birth 30(6):443-449. 10.1016/j.wombi.2017.04.002


Fleming V., Iljuschin I., Pehlke-Milde J., Maurer F., Parpan F. (2016): Dying at life's beginning: Experiences of parents and health professionals in Switzerland when an ‚in utero’ diagnosis incompatible with life is made. Midwifery 34, 23-29. 10.1016/j.midw.2016.01.014

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Contact Information

Franziska Frank
Telephone: 520-621-3084
Office: Social Sciences 406