Popular discussions of U.S. politics often distinguish “social” issues from “economic” issues. Laura Briggs shows us how looking at recent U.S. history through the lens of reproductive politics challenges this division.
Laura Briggs is professor and chair of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is the author of How All Politics Became Reproductive Politics: From Welfare Reform to Foreclosure to Trump. Her previous books include Somebody’s Children: The Politics of Transracial and Transnational Adoption; Reproducing Empire: Race, Sex, Science and U.S. Imperialism in Puerto Rico; and International Adoption: Global Inequalities and the Circulation of Children (co-edited with Diana Marre). You can read more about her work here.