Reproductive justice as a framework for analyzing, issues of bodily autonomy and human rights. With, emphasis on contemporary U.S. society, the course, will survey the medicalization of birth, the, spectrum of birth work, and the rights of pregnant, and parenting people, acknowledging that, reproduction is an experience that goes beyond the, gender binary. The course centers scholarship and, narratives of historically marginalized, identities, particularly the sociocultural context, of Black/African American women in reproductive, politics. Reproductive justice is also a social, movement that seeks equity beyond birth through, the alleviation of social ills linked to, College of Arts and Science racism and other mechanisms of, oppression, including heterosexism. This course, situates the body and reproductive experience as, one that is socially constructed and shaped by, social location (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender,, sexuality, class, citizenship status, age,, ability, or religion) to regulate bodily autonomy.