Please join us for an open Q & A to discuss Dr. Sophie Lewis' boundary-breaking book Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family (Verso, 2019).Printable Flyer
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Short Bio: Dr. Sophie Lewis is a visiting scholar at The Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality and Women at the University of Pennsylvania, and a member of the teaching faculty of the Philadelphia branch of the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. She is the author of Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family (Verso Books, 2019), which Donna Haraway hailed as “the seriously radical cry for full gestational justice that I long for.” Sophie’s scholarship operates in the spheres of trans feminist cultural criticism and queer social reproduction theory, notably around utopian critiques of the family, Marxism, and Black and abolitionist feminisms. Since 2014, academic publications by Dr. Lewis have appeared in journals such as Feminist Review, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Frontiers: Journal of Women’s Studies, Gender Place & Culture, Antipode, Feminism & Psychology, Science as Culture, Society & Space and Dialogues in Human Geography. Her non-academic writing, including an op-ed on “How British Feminism Became Anti-Trans” (The New York Times, 2019), has appeared in numerous venues including Boston Review, The Nation, Dissent, Logic, Mute, Mal, Tank, e-flux, The New Inquiry, Jacobin, Red Pepper, The New Socialist, Salvage Quarterly, Commune, Viewpoint, and of course her personal Patreon.