Reproductive Justice in An Era of Resistance

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Chancellor’s Professor Lecture by Michele Goodwin

April 1, 2015, 4:00–5:00 p.m.
UC Irvine School of Law, EDU 1131

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Prof. Goodwin researches and teaches in the areas of constitutional law, property, biotechnology, bioethics, and cultural politics. She is the founder and director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy at UC Irvine School of Law, which serves as a reference point for research, policy development and advocacy concerning science, biotechnology, bioethics and healthcare in the United States and abroad. She is the president of the Defense for Children International U.S. affiliate and founder of the Institute for Global Child Advocacy. Prof. Goodwin is one of the leading voices internationally on reproductive justice and human rights. She is the author of the forthcoming book, Policing The Womb (Cambridge University Press).

She is also founder of the Baby Markets Roundtable series, which brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars, policy-makers, civil society advocates, journalists, activists, and others to examine the myriad ways in which families are created, shaped, formed, and regulated. In April 2016, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the series, the Baby Markets International Congress will be held at UC Irvine School of Law to address the role and status of the child, mother, father, surrogate, grandparents, and the state in the creation and deconstruction of the family.

Prof. Goodwin is a prolific author and public voice on civil liberties and human rights, particularly human trafficking for sex, labor, body parts, and marriage. Her editorials and commentaries appear in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Gene Watch, Christian Science Monitor, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Houston Chronicle, Chicago Sun Times, Washington Post, AlterNet and Forbes Magazine. She is a columnist for the Conversation Section of the Chronicle of Higher Education Magazine and blogs for the Harvard Bill of Health.

Chancellor’s Professors are endowed positions awarded to a very small number of UC Irvine professors across the campus who demonstrate unusual academic merit.

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