Women's and Gender Studies series focuses on reproductive issues

A fall lecture series organized by the Women’s and Gender Studies program will focus on reproductive issues, past and present. The series offers scholars an opportunity to present interdisciplinary research that provides historical and contemporary context to women’s and gender issues that affect people in everyday life.

The series opens at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Nebraska Union with Rose Holz, associate professor of practice, discussing “Whose Business is it Anyway? Or, how the American Birth Control League Waged Battle Against Commercial Birth Control Clinics in the 1930s.” The presentation will draw upon Holz’s recent book on the history of Planned Parenthood. Holz is also associate director of the Women’s and Gender Studies program.

All lectures in the series are at 3:30 p.m. in the Nebraska Union. Other lectures in the series are:

Oct. 25 — “Surgical Sterilization, Regret and Race: Contemporary Patterns,” Julia McQuillan, UNL, and Karina Shreffler, Oklahoma State University

Nov. 12 — “‘This Giving Birth:’ The Politics of Pregnancy and Childbirth in African American Women’s History and Literature,” Kathleen Lacey, doctoral candidate in English and Women’s and Gender Studies

For more information on the series, go to http://go.unl.edu/hdv.