Understanding that human reproduction imbricates a range of intersecting political, economic, social, racialized, biological, and historical forces, the Program in Reproduction, Health, and Society engages with scholarship and practice that critically examine how these forces come to bear on individuals, institutions, and communities.  Whether governing reproduction through norms and policies that differentially value people’s worth as social and biological reproducers or that differentially restrict or promote people’s abilities to determine their reproductive wellbeing, structures of society profoundly and inequitably shape the material, corporeal, political and social experiences of reproduction and kinship.   

Scholars at our center whose work falls under this program bring expertise from anthropology, public health, direct clinical care, sociology, history, gender studies, literature, sociology, critical race studies, and bioethics, among other.  From these disciplinary backgrounds, scholars also engage with community partners as we seek to understand and intervene on processes that have sustained inequities and shaped how people experience the multi-faceted dimensions of social and biological reproduction.