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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:

  • Fatal Denial: Racism and the Political Life of Black Infant Mortality by Annie Menzel 
  • The Pregnancy Police: Conceiving Crime, Arresting Personhood by Grace Howard
  • We Are Pregnant with Freedom: Meditations on Storytelling and Reproductive Justice by Stacie McCormick
  • 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
  • Victim/Warriors of Whiteness: Race, Reproduction, and the Right by Carol Mason
  • Queer Exchanges: Tracking the Law and Politics of LGBTQ Assisted Reproduction by Stu Marvel
  • Recoding Reproductive Politics: Emerging Struggles at the Frontier of Tech-Capitalism by Grace Tillyard
  • Demographic Anxieties: Bodies, Border, and Reproductive Injustice in Israel/Palestine by Gala Rexer


  • Youth Organizing for Reproductive Justice: A Guide for Liberation by Chris Barcelos
  • Queering Reproductive Justice by Carly Thomsen 
  • 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 
  • Reproductive Justice and the Afterlife of Colonial Violence ed. Susanne Klausen 
  • From Rights to Justice: Global Reproductive Politics Since 1945 ed. Maud Bracke, Raúl Necochea López, and Jesse Olszynko-Gryn

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 rolling 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 UC Press Book Proposal Guidelines can be found at  

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, University of California Berkeley School of Law (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)
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