Locating Reproductive Justice: Global and Regional Perspectives

Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz & Lina-Maria Murillo, series editors

The University of Iowa Press’s Locating Reproductive Justice series brings the global and regional aspects of this movement to a broad, general audience. While the use of reproductive justice as a term started in the United States, numerous scholars and activists have noted that reproductive justice is deeply rooted in international movements for gender equality and human rights. Therefore, this series focuses on expanding the geographical location of reproductive justice as a theory and practice, providing a space for writers, thinkers, scholars, and activists to engage across borders. 

Locating Reproductive Justice seeks books at the intersections of reproductive rights broadly conceived, racial and economic justice, feminist and queer analysis, abolition, sexual liberation, community care, and bodily autonomy. We seek proposals from reproductive justice activists, storytellers, scholars, and public intellectuals. Projects should be composed in an accessible writing style and useful for those new to the topic as well as experts.

Desired genres for the series include creative/general nonfiction, memoir, scholarship, and anthologies. In addition to the frameworks offered, potential reproductive justice book topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Histories of the movement, rooted in particular locales/regions, transnational perspectives
  • Overviews as a global movement
  • Philosophies and theories
  • Memoirs, including those of activists, parents, and (community) care providers
  • Health care disparities
  • Environment, climate, ecology
  • Multispecies justice
  • Detention and incarceration
  • Family separation
  • Reproduction and affect
  • Queer family formation
  • Disability justice
  • Migration and diaspora
  • Globalization and reproductive technologies
  • Stratified reproductive labor and care

Please send inquiries and proposals to the series editors: Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz, natalie-fixmer-oraiz@uiowa.edu and Lina-Maria Murillo,  lina-murillo@uiowa.edu.