Lina María Murillo

Position title: Assistant Professor, Gender & Women's Studies, University of Iowa

Website: Lina María Murillo's website

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Dr. Lina-Maria Murillo’s research interests include borderlands, women’s health and reproductive justice, Latina/o/x studies, and social justice movements. She is currently completing her first history manuscript titled Fighting for Control: Reproductive Care, Race, and Power in the U.S-Mexico Borderlands.  Other projects include a study of how “fears of white demographic decline” have translated into a hostile legal and social environment for pregnant women and people in the last two centuries, and a biography of the little-known abortion rights activist Patricia Maginnis, who in the years before Roe v. Wade established an organized abortion network across the U.S.-Mexico border.