Jallicia A. Jolly (Section 01)
(Offered as AMST 296, BLST 296 [D] and SWAG 296). This course explores the transnational politics of race, gender, sexuality, and health from interdisciplinary perspectives. It engages a range of texts and methodologies that locate the historical and contemporary experiences of Afro-diasporic women and girls in the struggle for embodied freedom, autonomy, and reproductive justice. We will draw on examples from Africa and the African diaspora (U.S., the Caribbean, and Latin America) as we engage the main debates in reproductive justice around key issues: sexual and reproductive health and rights; HIV/AIDS; sexual autonomy and choice; sterilization; police brutality; the right to bear children; abortion. The course will also introduce students to theories about health and illness, embodiment and subjectivity, critical race theory, ethnography, black feminist theory, and postcolonial health science studies. Class field trips to reproductive justice organizations will also provide an experiential component that grounds our inquiries.
Limited to 20 students. Spring semester. Post-Doctoral Fellow Jolly.
This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.
|Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy and Premature Birth||New York University Press||Davis, Dána-Ain||TBD|
|Birthing Black Mothers||Duke University Press||Nash, Jennifer||TBD|
|Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare||Civitas Books||Roberts, Dorothy||TBD|
|Reproductive Justice: An Introduction||University of California Press||Ross, Loretta & Solinger, Rickie||TBD|
|Dying to Count: Post-Abortion Care and Global Reproductive Health Politics in Senegal (Medical Anthropology)||Rutgers University Press||Suh, Siri||TBD|