The Traumatic Repercussions of Obstetric Racism

Dr. Dána-Ain Davis

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@ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The Traumatic Repercussions of Obstetric Racism
Dána-Ain Davis
Thursday March 21, 2024, 1:30 pm CST at the UW South Madison Partnership (2238 S. Park St.) and virtually via Zoom.

The UW Collaborative for Reproductive Equity and the Center for Research on Gender and Women present a free talk, open to all, by Dána-Ain Davis. There will be in-person and virtual attendance options (details to come).

Davis is a professor of urban studies and anthropology and director of the Center for the Study of Women and Society at the City University of New York Graduate Center.

In the last decade, Davis has focused her attention on reproduction, race, and the technologies that assist in reproduction. She has written several articles addressing issues of reproduction and racism, including “The Politics of Reproduction: The Troubling Case of Nadya Suleman,” “Obstetric Racism: The Racial Politics of Pregnancy, Labor, and Birthing,” and “The Bone Collectors.”

She is the author, co-author, or co-editor of five books, the most recent being Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth. In Reproductive Injustice, Davis examines medical racism in the lives of professional Black women who have given birth prematurely.

Additionally, Davis has published Battered Black Women and Welfare Reform: Between a Rock and Hard Place; Feminist Activist Ethnography: Counterpoints to Neoliberalism in North America with Christa Craven; Feminist Ethnography: Thinking Through Methodologies, Challenges and Possibilities with Christa Craven; and Black Genders and Sexualities with Shaka McGlotten.

Davis has been engaged in social justice, particularly reproductive justice over the last 30 years. Learn more about Davis.