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Reproductive Justice: A New Vision for the Twenty-First 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

Books of original research:

  • The Political Life of Black Infant Mortality by Annie Menzel  
  • Desiring Parenthood: The Perils and Promises of Queer Family in Homonormative Times by Tamara Leah Spira
  • Ill Erotics: Black Caribbean Women and Self-Making in Times of HIV/AIDS by Jallicia Jolly
  • The Pregnancy Police: Conceiving Crime, Arresting Personhood by Grace Howard 
  • Abortion Beyond Borders: Abortion Pills and the Future of Reproductive Freedom by Sydney Calkin 

Primers:

  • Queering Reproductive Justice by Carly Thomsen 
  • Youth Activism and Reproductive Justice by Chris Barcelos 
  • Reproductive Technologies and Reproductive Justice by Camisha Russell 
  • Abortion and Reproductive Justice by Marlene Fried and Loretta Ross 
  • Disability Justice and Reproductive Justice by Alison Kafer 

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

  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 (Co-editor)
  • Khiara M. Bridges, Anthropology and Law, Boston University (Co-editor)
  • Krystale Littlejohn, University of Oregon (Co-editor)
  • Ruby Tapia, Departments of English Language and Literature and Women's Studies, University of Michigan (Co-editor)
  • Carly Thomsen, Middlebury College (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)
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