Loretta Ross

Loretta J. Ross is an Associate Professor at Smith College in the Program for the Study of Women and Gender. She teaches courses on white supremacy, human rights, and calling in the calling out culture.
Professor Ross also taught at Hampshire College and Arizona State University. A graduate of Agnes Scott College, she holds an honorary Doctorate of Civil Law degree from Arcadia University and an honorary doctorate degree from Smith College. She holds credits towards a Ph.D. in Women's Studies from Emory University. She serves as a consultant for Smith College, collecting oral histories of feminists of color for the Sophia Smith Collection, which also contains her personal archives.

Professor Ross has a decades long history of activism for social justice, with subsequent national leadership positions in the areas of human rights, women's rights, and reproductive justice. In all of her work, she maintains her strong commitment to justice for women of color. 

Loretta Ross has co-written three books on reproductive justice: Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice in 2004; Reproductive Justice: An Introduction in 2017; and Radical Reproductive Justice: Foundations, Theory, Practice, Critique in 2017. Her newest book, Calling In the Calling Out Culture is coming out later in 2021. In addition to interviews on a number of national television programs, she has been featured in the New York Times, Time Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and Oprah Winfrey Radio, among others. twinkle2night@protonmail.com.




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