Sterilization and Social Justice Lab
The Sterilization and Social Justice Lab is an interdisciplinary research team interested in the history of sterilization in the United States. Our team includes historians, epidemiologists, and digital humanists and we explore patterns and experiences of eugenics and sterilization in the 20th century using mixed methods from the social sciences, humanities, and public health. Initially focused on California, our project is expanding to include North Carolina, Iowa, and Michigan. We seek to connect this history to reproductive, disability, and racial justice, and to reflect on the relevance of the past to social justice today.
Publications by Members of the Sterilization and Social Justice Lab
Nicole L. Novak, Natalie Lira, Kate E. O'Connor, Siobán D. Harlow, and Sharon L. R. Kardia. Disproportionate Sterilization of Latinos Under California's Eugenic Sterilization Program, 1920-1945. American Journal of Public Health. 2018.
Alexandra Minna Stern, Nicole L. Novak, Natalie Lira, Kate E. O’Connor, Siobán D. Harlow, and Sharon L. R. Kardia. California’s Sterilization Survivors: An Estimate and Call for Redress. American Journal of Public Health 2017.