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La Sierra University
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Abortion, Gender and Sexuality, Law, History of Medicine
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About Me

Alicia Gutierrez-Romine received her PhD in History from the University of Southern California and is an Assistant Professor of History at La Sierra University.

Gutierrez-Romine’s previous research explored illegal abortion in California from 1920-1969. Her book followed the experiences of women who sought abortions and the abortionists who provided them–whether in a proverbial back alley or across the border in Mexico.

Gutierrez-Romine’s current research explores the life and experiences of Dr. Edna Griffin–a civil rights activist and the first Black woman physician in Pasadena, California.

Recent Publications

From Back Alley to the Border: Criminal Abortion in California, 1920-1969

“Abortion and Intimate Borderlands,” in Beyond the Borders of the Law: Critical Legal Histories of the North American West (University Press of Kansas, 2018)

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Law, Medicine, Politics, Race, Science, Sexuality, Sexual Violence