Sabrina Jiang

Sabrina Jiang is interested in birth, maternity, and disabilities in urban China. She is intrigued by pregnant women’s, families’ and doctors’ narratives around aborting fetuses with disabilities in urban China. She hopes to examine how these discourses frame fetuses with disabilities as carrying both an imagined life and an imagined death. Prior to coming to Princeton, Sabrina holds a BA in Anthropology and Philosophy from Stanford University. Her previous research engaged women who had recently given birth in Guangzhou, China and Kunming, China. She studied how bodies in pain challenged philosophical accounts of the understandability of pain by constructing new modes of understanding. While at Princeton, she hopes to explore how ethnography can substantiate and challenge “the problem of other minds” in philosophy, and investigate how perceptions, beliefs and reasons, which are seemingly inner processes, are products of and continue to inform people’s interactions with the outside.