HERE ARE SOME OF THE TEACHING MATERIALS ON REPRODUCTIVE IN/JUSTICE FROM OUR FACULTY.
GWS 100 Introduction to GWS with Professor Teresa Barnes
Lynne Curry, "Beyond 'Choice': Roe v. Wade as U. S. Constitutional History"
Brianna Theobald, "Self-Determination Begins in the Womb," Reproduction on the Reservation: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Colonialism in the Long Twentieth Century
La'Tasha D. Mayes, "Reproductive Justice: The Ultimate Political Countermove for Black Women"
Dov Fox, Eli Y. Adashi, and I. Glenn Cohen, "A Troubling Court Decision for Reproductive Rights: Legal Recognition of Fetal Standing to Sue"
GWS 100 Introduction to GWS with Professor Emma Velez
L. Hinojosa Hernández, “Feminist Approaches to Border Studies and Gender Violence: Family Separation as Reproductive Injustice”
Kimala Price, "What Is Reproductive Justice? How Women of Color are Redefining the Pro-Choice Paradigm"
GWS 201 Race, Gender and Power with Professor Damian Vergara Bracamontes
Zavella, Patricia. "Intersectional praxis in the movement for reproductive justice: The respect ABQ women campaign." Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 42, no. 2 (2017): 509-533.
Zavella, Patricia. "Contesting structural vulnerability through reproductive justice activism with Latina immigrants in California." North American Dialogue 19, no. 1 (2016): 36-45.
Patton-Imani, Sandra. “What about the Children?: Genealogies of Illegitimacy and Reproductive Injustice, 1990–2000.” In Queering Family Trees: Race, Reproductive Justice, and Lesbian Motherhood, 109–35. NYU Press, 2020. http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctv1n6ptt7.7.
Hernández, Leandra Hinojosa, and Sarah De Los Santos Upton. "Transgender migrant rights, reproductive justice, and the Mexico–US border in the time of COVID-19." QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking 7, no. 3 (2020): 142-150.
Vora, Kalindi. "Intertwined Colonial Pasts and the Present in Global Fertility Chains." Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience 8, no. 1 (2022).
Legal Cases: 1978: Madrigal V Quilligan https://guides.loc.gov/latinx-civil-rights/madrigal-v-quilligan
Film: Tajima-Peña, Renee, No Más Bebés, February 1, 2016.
GWS 282 Feminist and Queer Activisms with Professor Mimi Thi Nguyen
Natalie Lira and Alexandra M. Stern, 2014, “Mexican Americans and Eugenic Sterilization: Resisting Reproductive Injustice in California, 1920- 1950,” Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies Vol. 39, No. 2.: 9-34
Jennifer Nelson, 2001, “’Abortions Under Community Control’: Feminism, Nationalism, and the Politics of Reproduction among New York City’s Young Lords,” Journal of Women’s History, Vol 13, No. 1:157-180.
Various, 2004, Jane: Documents from Chicago's Clandestine Abortion Service, 1968-1973, Baltimore: firestarter press.
32-minute lecture on reproductive control: https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/media/t/1_faztyaic
GWS 387 History of Sexuality with Professor Damian Vergara Bracamontes
Beth Bailey, “Prescribing the Pill: Politics, Culture, and the Sexual Revolution in America’s Heartland,” Journal of Social History 30.4 (1997): 827-856.
Rivers, Daniel. “In the Best Interests of the Child”: Lesbian and Gay Parenting Custody Cases, 1967–1985." Journal of Social History 43, no. 4 (2010): 917-943.
GWS 395 Policing Latinx (Im)migrant Communities with Professor Damian Vergara Bracamontes
Martinez, Roberto, “The Border and Human Rights: A Testimony,” del Castillo, Richard Griswold, ed. Chicano San Diego: Cultural Space and the Struggle for Justice.
Escobar, Martha, “Violent Formations: Criminalizing and Disciplining (Im)migrant Women,” Captivity Beyond Prisons: Criminalization Experiences of Latina (Im)migrants.
Patiño, Jimmy. “He had a Uniform and Authority, Border Patrol Violence, Women’s Agency, and Chicano/Mexicano Resistance,” Raza Sí, Migra No: Chicano Movement Struggles for Immigrant Rights in San Diego.
OTHER REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE SYLLABI:
The Asian American Writers' Workshop: Black and Asian Reproductive Justice Syllabus
Black Women Radicals: Reproductive Justice: A Reading List
Radical History Review: U.S. Abortion Politics In Context
MORE ESSENTIAL READING AND LISTENING:
Laura Briggs, 2002, Reproducing Empire: Race, Sex, Science, and US Imperialism in Puerto Rico, Berkeley: UC Press.
Barbara Gurr, 2015, Reproductive Justice: The Politics of Health Care for Native American Women, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.
Natalie Lira, 2021, Laboratory of Deficiency: Sterilization and Confinement in California, 1900–1950s, Berkeley: UC Press.
Robin Marty, 2021, The New Handbook for a Post-Roe America, Seven Stories Press. (Free e-book download)
Leslie Reagan, 1997, When Abortion was a Crime: Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States, 1867-1973, Berkeley: UC Press.
Leslie J. Reagan, “Texas’s New Abortion Law Threatens Women’s Health and Well-Being,” “Washington Post, Made by History, June 28, 2021, https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/06/28/texass-new-abortion-law-threatens-womens-health-wellbeing/
Loretta Ross, Lynn Roberts, Erika Derkas, Whitney Peoples, and Pamela Bridgewater, 2017, Radical Reproductive Justice: Foundation, Theory, Practice, Critique, New York: The Feminist Press. muse.jhu.edu/book/62729. (all chapters available through UIUC's library website)
Loretta Ross, 2017, "Reproductive Justice as Intersectional Feminist Activism," Souls 19: 286-314.
Dorothy Roberts, 1998, Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction and the Meaning of Liberty, Vintage Publishers.
Jael Silliman, Marlene G. Fried, Loretta Ross, Elena Gutierrez, eds., 2016, Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice, Haymarket Press.
Hortense Spillers, 1982, “Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe: An American Grammar Book.” Diacritics 17.2: 65-81.
Sunday, March 6, 2022, Chicago Women's History Center Women's History Month Event, “Illinois’s Reproductive Health Act & the War on Women’s Choice: History, Policy, and Practice,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9NuA06B5cA
NPR All Things Considered, “She Was Out in Front of the Fight to Legalize Abortion,” Oct. 11, 2021, https://www.npr.org/2021/10/11/1045084662/she-was-out-in-front-of-the-fight-to-legalize-abortion-but-few-know-her-name
Ezra Klein Show, New York Times, Podcast, “We’re on the Precipice of a Post-Roe World,” Sept. 21, 2021, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/21/opinion/ezra-klein-podcast-leslie-reagan.html.