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Sexual Political Economies of Slavery and Abortion Access

Monday, September 19, 2022 | 4:00 PM - 5:20 PM

Virtual Event

We are proud to present, Adrienne Davis, Law School, and her guest lecture, "Sexual Political Economies of Slavery and Abortion Access." 

Session Description

Legal scholars have noted that the closest precedents to many of the new state laws that will govern abortion access and information are the set of laws that regulated speech and travel under slavery in the antebellum United States. This session will consider overlaps and distinctions, focusing on what this precedent means in today’s context and what it means for our legal institutions and lives today.

This free, public Zoom webinar is a part of "The Politics of Reproduction" course series, sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the
Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Studies, Arts & Sciences. Advance registration is required.

Please register in advance for this free, public Zoom webinar: https://wustl.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CENLEdkaTYiLln1ju43Y1w 

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Seminar/Colloquia


Arts & Sciences


Humanities & Society, Medicine & Health



Office of the Provost, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies


Event Contact

Michaella Thornton | m.thornton@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Adrienne Davis is the William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law; Founder & Co-director of the Law & Culture Initiative; and Professor of Organizational Behavior and Leadership at Olin Business School. To learn more about Professor Davis, please click here.

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