Margarete Sandelowski is Boshamer Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing. She has a mixed disciplinary background with graduate degrees in nursing and Ph.D. in American Studies. She has published widely in peer-reviewed nursing, interdisciplinary health, and social science journals and anthologies in the domains of gender and technology, and qualitative and mixed methods research. Among her books are Handbook for Synthesizing Qualitative Research (2006, Springer), Devices and Desires: Gender, Technology, and American Nursing (2000, University of North Carolina), and With Child in Mind: Studies of the Personal Encounter with Infertility (1993, University of Pennsylvania). Her works have been translated into Spanish and Japanese. She has been awarded, as Principal Investigator, four 5-year R01 grants from the National Institutes of Health, and has served as Visiting Professor at universities in the US and abroad including Australia, Canada, Denmark, and the United Kingdom. She was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing in 1990, and the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame in 2015.