Sterilization and Social Justice
The Sterilization and Social Justice Lab is an interdisciplinary research team studying the history of sterilization in the United States. Our multi-institutional team includes historians, epidemiologists, and digital humanists. 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 now includes Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, and Utah. We connect this history to reproductive, disability, and racial justice, as we reflect on the relevance of the past to social justice today.