Disability Perspectives on Reproductive Justice and Sexual Agency: A Conversation with Shayda Kafai, Alison Kafer, and Monika Mitra


Join us for a thought-provoking conversation about current challenges and opportunities in the struggle for reproductive justice and sexual agency for disabled people in the US.


ASL interpretation will be provided


Featured Panelists:


Shayda Kafai (she/her) is an Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies in the Ethnic and Women’s Studies department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She is the author of Crip Kinship: The Disability Justice and Art Activism of Sins Invalid (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2021). 


Alison Kafer is the Embrey Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and English at the University of Texas at Austin, where she also directs the LGBTQ Studies program. She co-edited Crip Genealogies (Duke, 2023) with Mel Y. Chen, Julie Avril Minich, and Eunjung Kim, and she is the author of Feminist, Queer, Crip (Indiana, 2013). 


Monika Mitra is the Nancy Lurie Marks Associate Professor of Disability Policy and Director of the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy at Brandeis University. Her research examines the health care experiences and health outcomes of people with disabilities, with a focus on the sexual and reproductive health of people with disabilities. She is currently co-leading the National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities, the National Center for Disability and Pregnancy Research, the Community Living Policy Center, and the Community Living Equity Center. 


Moderator: Katja M. Guenther katja@ucr.edu


Sponsored by the Decolonizing Humanism(?) Initiative at the Center for Ideas and Society and the UCR Gender and Sexuality Studies Depertment

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