Conversations with the Author

Past Conversations

Michelle Oberman

Her Body, our Laws: on the Front Lines of the Abortion War From El Salvador to Oklahoma

Michelle Oberman is the Katharine and George Alexander Professor of Law at Santa Clara University School of Law and an internationally recognized scholar on the legal and ethical issues surrounding adolescence, pregnancy, and motherhood. She works at the intersection of public health and criminal law, focusing on domestic and international issues affecting women’s reproductive health. Her book When Mothers Kill (2008) won the Outstanding Book Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.


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Ruby Mendenhall

Associate Professor in Sociology, African American Studies, Urban and Regional Planning and Social Work - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"The Hidden America: Health Effects of Structural Inequality and Violence"

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Amy Ziettlow
Pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and co-author of "Homeward Bound: Modern Families, Elder Care, and Loss"