Jessie Hill | Hill is the associate dean for research and faculty development and Judge Ben C. Green professor of law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Her teaching focuses on constitutional law, civil rights, reproductive rights, and law and religion and she has published or forthcoming articles in the Michigan Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Georgetown Law Journal, Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, and Texas Law Review. She has worked at the Reproductive Freedom Project of the national ACLU office in New York and served as law clerk to the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She is a frequent lecturer and consultant on reproductive rights issues.
Marsha Jones | Jones is the co-founder and executive director of The Afiya Center, the only reproductive justice organization in North Texas founded and directed by Black women. A Texas native, she is a national grassroots organizer, community mobilizer, professional speaker, and health educator with a commitment to transforming women and girls’ lives. Marsha has pledged to the development of leadership and engagement of activism among women by challenging harmful systemic and political constructs to advance the economic, health, and safety of women and girls.
Jeremy Posadas | Posadas is an associate professor of religious studies and director of gender studies at Austin College, located in rural North Texas, where he teaches about abortion and reproductive justice nearly every semester. A queer social ethicist, his recently published essays are on reproductive justice, pedagogies for dismantling rape culture, and the ethics of work. He is also a member of the Program Committee of the AAR Board of Directors.
Michal Raucher | Raucher is an assistant professor of Jewish studies at Rutgers University. Her research lies at the intersection of reproductive ethics, the anthropology of women in Judaism, and religious authority. Michal’s first book, an ethnography of Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jewish women’s reproductive ethics, titled Conceiving Agency: Reproductive Authority among Haredi Women was published by Indiana University Press in 2020. Michal is currently conducting ethnographic research on the ordination of women in Orthodox Judaism in Israel and America.