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Roberts, Dorothy

  • By: Jillian M. Duquaine-Watson
  • In: Encyclopedia of Motherhood
  • Edited by: Andrea O'Reilly
  • Subject:Sociology of Gender, Parenting, Maternal Health

Dorothy Roberts is a Harvard-trained legal scholar whose areas of expertise include women and the law, family law, and civil rights. She has earned an international reputation for her research on issues of racial equality and the right to privacy, having published several monographs and edited volumes as well as numerous journal articles, chapters, editorials, and other essays. She has also made many presentations both nationally and internationally. Weaving together feminist, legal, and social justice theories and working with a clear antioppression agenda, Roberts is one of the foremost authorities on issues pertaining to gender, race, and reproductive health. Her work is significant for the ways in which it has expanded understanding of the diversity of mothering experiences. Roberts is perhaps best known for ...

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