Reproductive Justice in Popular Culture

deadline for submissions: 
December 20, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Brenda Boudreau
contact email: 

Reproductive Justice in Popular Culture--PCA Conference in San Antonio
April 5-8. 2023 deadline for submissions: December 20, 2022 full name / name of organization: Popular Culture Association Conference contact email: bboudreau6971@gmail.com 

The Reproductive Justice  area will focus on reproductive justice issues as they appear in popular culture (film, television, social media,  music, literature, etc.). Reproductive justice is a term that goes beyond the term reproductive rights, something that typically focuses on contraception and abortion.   According to the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, “it’s ‘the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities”  (Abrams). Reproductive justice is more expansive and intersectional and explicitly examines the systemic obstacles that make it hard for some people to control their own bodily autonomy and get access to basic reproductive health (contraception, sex education, STI prevention, alternative birth options,  prenatal pregnancy care, among others).

Submission requirements:

Interested individuals are asked to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words (including presentation title) and complete contact information to http://conference.pcaaca.org. Submissions will only be accepted through the PCA website. Individuals must be current,  paid members to submit to the conference.

Please include your full nameaffiliationstatus (graduate student, educator, independent scholar), mailing address, email address, and telephone number.

Contact:  Questions may be addressed to Brenda Boudreau, McKendree University:  bboudreau@mckendree.edu