Jennifer James, Assistant Professor, Institute for Health & Aging, Dept. of Social & Behavioral Sciences, and UCSF Bioethics, University of California, San Francisco

 Berkeley Center for Social MedicineCenter for the Study of Law and SocietyCenter for Race and GenderOthering and Belonging Institute Diversity & Health Disparities Cluster


  • In-person: 691 Social Sciences Building
  • Zoom Webinar | Register here:

In this talk, I will briefly trace the history of family and reproductive control in the US and highlight the role mass incarceration plays in this eugenic legacy. I will describe the forced sterilizations that occurred inside California prisons and contextualize the atrocity of those procedures within the larger landscape of reproductive oppression and abuse occurring daily in prisons and jails.


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