Reproductive Justice: A New Vision for the 21st Century

The new Reproductive Justice book series publishes works that explore the contours and content of reproductive justice. The series will include primers intended for students and those new to reproductive justice as well as books of original research to continue to further knowledge and impact society.

Upcoming Titles

The series launches with 3 primers:

  • Reproductive Justice: An Introduction by Loretta Ross and Rickie Solinger
  • Reproductive Justice and Reproductive Technologies by Kimberly M. Mutcherson
  • Reproductive Justice and the Criminal Legal System by Rachel Roth and Priscilla Ocen

The first two books of original research in the series are:

  • Abbreviated Lives: Race, Survival and the Quiet Politics of Infant Mortality by Monica J. Casper
  • All Politics are Reproductive Politics by Laura Briggs

Call for Proposals 

We are now accepting submissions for books featuring original research that discuss reproductive justice within a complex context. Topics could include: abortion, assisted reproductive technology, birthing options, coerced obstetrics, criminalization of reproduction, drug use and parenting, environmental degradation and infertility, incarcerated people and reproductive rights, population control, queering family formation, and youth parenting. 

Submissions are accepted on a rollilng basis. Those interested in submitting to the series should provide the following materials by September 30, 2016: 

  1. a book proposal of no more than 4,000 words 
  2. a CV
  3. one or two published writing samples 

Revised submissions may be submitted. Please email submissions and questions to Rickie Solinger at rickie.solinger@gmail.com. UC Press Book Proposal Guidelines can be found at www.ucpress.edu/go/bookproposal.  

The Reproductive Justice series is affiliated with the Center on the Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law. Authors who secure contracts for this series will have the opportunity to apply for a Visiting Research Affiliation at the CRRJ.  

Series Editors

  • Rickie Solinger, Historian (Senior Editor)
  • Khiara M. Bridges, Anthropology and Law, Boston University (Co-editor)
  • Zakiya Luna, Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara, (Co-editor)

Advisory Board

  • Jill Adams, Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law
  • Darcy Baxter, Unitarian Universalist Church
  • Laura Briggs, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Jeanne Flavin, Fordham University and National Advocates for Pregnant Women
  • Elena Gutiérrez, University of Illinois, Chicago
  • Lisa Ikemoto, University of California, Davis
  • Sujatha Jesudason, CoreAlign
  • Laura Jimenez, California Latinas for Reproductive Justice
  • Kristin Luker, Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law (Founding Faculty Director, Emeritus)
  • Melissa Murray, Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law (Faculty Director)
  • Chinyere (Julia) Oparah, Mills College and Black Women Birthing Justice
  • Dorothy Roberts, University of Pennsylvania
  • Loretta Ross, SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective, (Co-founder)