Recommended readings

Recommended readings

Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo. “Rethinking Racism: Toward a Structural Interpretation.” American Sociological Review 62(3), 1997: 465 – 480.

Davis, Angela. Women, Race & Class. New York, NY: Random House, 1981.

Dominguez, Tyan Parker, Christine Dunkel-Schetter, Laura M. Glynn, Calvin J. Hobel, and Curt A. Sandman. “Racial Differences in Birth Outcomes: The Role of General, Pregnancy, and Racism Stress.” Health Psychology 27(2), 2008: 194 – 203.

Dominguez, Tyan Parker, Emily Ficklin Strong, Nancy Krieger, Matthew W. Gillman, and Janet W. Rich-Edwards. “Differences in the self-reported racism experiences of US-born and foreign-born Black pregnant women.” Social Science & Medicine 69(2), 2009: 258 – 265.

Gurr, Barbara. Reproductive Justice: The Politics of Health Care for Native American Women. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2014.

Jenkins Schwartz, Marie. Birthing a Slave: Motherhood and Medicine in the Antebellum South. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006.

Lawrence, Jane. “The Indian Health Service and the Sterilization of Native American Women.” The American Indian Quarterly 24(3), 2000: 400 – 419. Available online: <>

LeFlouria, Talitha. Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: The University of North Carolina Press, 2015.

Lopez, Iris Ofelia. Matters of Choice: Puerto Rican Women’s Struggle for Reproductive Freedom. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2008.

Roberts, Dorothy. Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty. New York, NY: Pantheon Books, 1997.

Silliman, Jael, Marlene Gerber Fried, Loretta Ross, and Elena Gutierrez. Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice. Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 2004.

Washington, Harriet. Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present. New York, NY: Doubleday, 2008.