Date of Award

Spring 5-18-2012

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Major Professor

Dr. Rachel Luft

Second Advisor

Dr. Susan Mann

Third Advisor

Dr. Pam Jenkins


The reproductive justice movement gives a voice and representation to women of color whose experience of reproductive control is impacted by intersecting layers of oppression. This thesis uses an intersectional approach to develop the concept of racial reproductive control logics, which describes the relationship between racial logics and racial patterns of reproductive control. The study uses qualitative interviews and content analysis of organizational material to explore how the reproductive justice movement is influenced by racial reproductive control logics.


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