Dr. Michele Bratcher Goodwin is a global thought leader and advisor. She is the host of the popular podcast, On the Issues with Michele Goodwin, at Ms. magazine. Her writings address pressing matters of law, society, and global health. An award-winning author, her publications appear across five books and more than one hundred law review articles, book chapters, and commentaries. Her opinion editorials and commentaries can be found in the New York Times, LA Times, Salon.com, Politico, Forbes, the Christian Science Monitor and other platforms. She is a frequent contributor to Ms. magazine.
In “Policing the Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood,” the law professor Michele Goodwin supplies a comprehensive, excoriating analysis of the many ways the law — to say nothing of medicine, the news media and social convention — coerces women, especially poor women of color, who confront issues of pregnancy, maternity and sex. Katha Pollitt, Washington Post
Recognized as a change agent and for advancing solutions to difficult issues.