Participant Info

First Name
Alicia
Last Name
Gutierrez-Romine
Affiliation
La Sierra University
Website URL
https://lasierra.edu/history-politics-and-sociology/alicia-gutierrez-romine/
Keywords
Abortion, Gender and Sexuality, Law, History of Medicine
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About Me

Alicia Gutierrez-Romine is an assistant professor of history at La Sierra University. She earned her doctorate degree in history from the University of Southern California in 2016. Her work so far has focused on illegal abortion in California and the borderlands before Roe v. Wade and has been published in Beyond the Borders of the Law: Critical Legal Histories of the North American West (University Press of Kansas, 2018) and most recently in her book From Back Alley to the Border: Criminal Abortion in California, 1920-1969 (University of Nebraska Press, 2020)She has been featured on CSPAN, where she has discussed her research on illegal abortion, and she is a regularly featured expert on the Science Channel’s Mysteries of the Abandoned. Her current project explores the intersections of race and professional medicine in 1930s Pasadena, California.

Recent Publications

Abortion and the Law in California: Lessons for Today,” California History vol. 99, no. 1 (2022): 10-29

From Back Alley to the Border: Criminal Abortion in California, 1920-1969  (University of Nebraska Press, 2020)

“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
https://www.c-span.org/video/?453206-6/mid-20th-century-abortion-access
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, Women