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This two-part conference seeks to stimulate international and interdisciplinary exchange and new directions in scholarship on reproductive justice. It brings together various researchers (from sociology, anthropology, history, critical race theory, gender studies, etc.) including feminist historians, activists, and experts working on aspects of reproductive justice.
Event details of Reproductive Justice Now!
Start date
5 February 2024
End date
6 February 2024
P.C. Hoofthuis
Room 1.05

While there is an increasing number of theoretical perspectives on the issue that shed light on new questions, there is a persistent lack of knowledge production on the practices of reproductive justice. What does reproductive justice mean in practice? How is it concretely integrated into research and activism and care? How do researchers and activists document women's health movements and reproductive justice activism?

Feminist, transnational and intersectional perspectives

The Reproductive justice now! conference aims to engage with reproductive justice practices, by bringing into conversation along feminist, transnational and intersectional perspectives. Co-sponsored by the AISSR Health, Care and the Body (HCB) programme group of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam, the Swiss National Science Foundation, and the UCL Centre for Gender, Health & Social Justice, this two-part conference seeks to stimulate international and interdisciplinary exchange and new directions in scholarship on reproductive justice. The first part of the conference takes place at the University of Amsterdam (February 5-6) and its second part at University College London (May 8-9).


The attendance to the conference is entirely free, and refreshments and snacks during the coffee/tea breaks are included.

Registration is compulsory.

Poster made by Jessica Sabogal.

About the speakers

Dr Julieta Chaparro-Buitrago is a Welcome Trust Early Career Fellow at the Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge. Her work draws on interdisciplinary fields such as fertility studies, decolonial feminisms, reproductive justice and Latin American studies. Her research examines long-standing colonial structures, whether through fertility control or exposure to contaminants, that shape the reproductive lives of indigenous and peasant women.

She holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her dissertation, entitled "The Promise of Empowerment: Reproductive Justice and the Cases of Forced Sterilizations in Peru', examined the aftermath of the sterilisation abuses that took place between 1995 and 2001 during the implementation of the Reproductive Health and Family Planning Programme (RHFPP). Her second research project, 'Reproductive extractivism: An environmental reproductive justice ethnography in the context of industrial mining in Peru', extends notions of reproductive justice and fertility by looking at water politics and environmental degradation caused by extractive industries in peasant communities in Cajamarca and Ayacucho, Peru.

The discussion will be lead by Dr. (Mrs.) Amisha Bakuri. Her research explores the role and dynamics of religion and culture in people’s everyday choices relating to sexual wellbeing; gender and diversity; belongingness and identity formation; debates on secularism and religion, history of colonialism, slavery and the African diaspora; Racism and medical ethics relating to ethnic minorities and Black communities in the Netherlands, Canada, and Ghana.

P.C. Hoofthuis

Room Room 1.05
Spuistraat 134
1012 VB Amsterdam