Lisa Corrigan: “Talking Abortion in a Red State”
Dr. Corrigan will discuss the last legislative session in Arkansas and the bills that rolled back access to reproductive health care in the state. She will talk about the consequences of these measures and will make many suggestions about how to expand access to reproductive justice through an intersectional framework that charts the impacts of surveilling, imprisoning, and disenfranchising pregnant women.
Dr. Corrigan is an Assistant Professor of Communication, Director of the Gender Studies Program, and Affiliate Faculty in both African & African American Studies and Latin American Studies in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas. Her writings have appeared in Advances in the History of Rhetoric, Women & Language, Communication Quarterly, The National Journal of Urban Education and Practice, The Journal of Post-Colonial Writing (forthcoming), and Intertexts (forthcoming). Her book is tentatively titled, Prison Power: How Prison Politics Influenced the Movement for Black Liberation, and is under contract with the University of Alabama Press.