Feb. 24: Khiara Bridges - Imagining an Ethnography of Pregnant Class-Privileged Women of Color

Khiara M. Bridges' head shotDate: Frebruary 24, 2020

Time: 12:45pm - 2 pm

Location: Philip Selznick Seminar Room in 2240 Piedmont Ave. Berkeley, CA

Part of: Center for the Study of Law & Society Speaker Series

About the talk: 

Imagining an Ethnography of Pregnant Class-Privileged Women of Color

In this talk, Bridges will draw from her previous work with poor, pregnant women of color to discuss how class and race interact with -- and alter -- one another in the lives of wealthier, pregnant women of color in the United States.

About the speaker:

Khiara M. Bridges is a professor of law at UC Berkeley School of Law. She has written many articles concerning, race, class, reproductive rights, and the intersection of the three. Her scholarship has appeared or will soon appear in the Harvard Law ReviewStanford Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, the California Law Review, and the Virginia Law Review, among others. She is also the author of three books: Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization (2011), The Poverty of Privacy Rights (2017), and Critical Race Theory: A Primer (2019). She is a coeditor of a reproductive justice book series that is published under the imprint of the University of California Press.

She graduated as valedictorian from Spelman College, receiving her degree in three years. She received her J.D. from Columbia Law School and her Ph.D., with distinction, from Columbia University’s Department of Anthropology. While in law school, she was a teaching assistant for the former dean, David Leebron (Torts), as well as for the late E. Allan Farnsworth (Contracts). She was a member of the Columbia Law Review and a Kent Scholar. She speaks fluent Spanish and basic Arabic, and she is a classically trained ballet dancer.

For more information, see: https://www.law.berkeley.edu/research/center-for-the-study-of-law-society/csls-speaker-series/