The Yale Ethnography Hub & Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies presents:
Reproductive Justice in Ethnographic Perspective: Population Control, Welfare, Environmental Justice
Jade Sasser is Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at UC Her research and teaching explore the relationships between large scale environmental problems-such as climate change-and women’s bodies, health, and activism. Sasser’s award-winning 2018 book, On Infertile Ground: Population Control and Women’s Rights in the Era of Climate Change, analyzes the shifting role of environmentalists in shaping activism and international policy advocacy focused on population, reproductive rights, and reproductive justice. She is currently working on a new project that investigates the impacts of climate change, racial injustice, and other existential threats, on reproductive decisions.
Dana-Ain Davis is Professor of Urban Studies and Anthropology at CUNY Graduate Center. In the last decade, she has focused her attention on reproduction, race and the technologies that assist in reproduction. Davis is the author of Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth (2019. NYU Press). She shows that race confounds the perception that class is root of adverse birth outcomes and lifts up the role that birth workers- midwives, doulas, and birth advocates-play in addressing Black women’s birth outcomes. Davis has been engaged in social justice, particularly reproductive justice over the last 30 years. She has worked with a number of national reproductive justice organizations; the New York City Department of Health’s Sexual and Reproductive Justice initiative; and Scholars for Social Justice.
Friday, January 27, 2023
WLH Room 309, 100 Wall St.