Zakiya Luna

Zakiya Luna
Associate Professor
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On Leave 2021-2022

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SSMS 3409


social movements, human rights, reproduction, intersectionality


Ph.D., University of Michigan


Zakiya Luna is Associate Professor of Sociology at University of California, Santa Barbara (affiliated with Feminist Studies). Her research is in the areas of social movements, human rights and reproduction with an emphasis on the effects of intersecting inequalities within and across these sites. She recently published Reproductive Rights as Human Rights: Women of Color and the Fight for Reproductive Justice (New York University Press, 2020) and is working on an edited volume, Black Feminist Sociology: Perspectives and Praxis with Whitney Pirtle (under contract with Routledge Press). Her research has been published in multiple journals including Mobilization, Gender and Society, Sociological Inquiry, Feminist Studies, and Societies without Borders: Social Science and Human Rights. She earned a joint PhD in Sociology and Women’s Studies from University of Michigan, where I also earned a Masters of Social Work. As a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Berkeley was hosted by the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law. She was also the Mellon Sawyer Seminar Human Rights Postdoc at University of Wisconsin and a Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellow. She is a member of the inaugural (2019) cohort of SFP Changemakers in Family Planning Fellows.



Soc 134 Social Movements, Soc 155M Women's Movements, Soc 154R Reproduction, Soc 185 Theory Special Topics-Intersectionality ;Soc 255R: Seminar on Gender, Race Class (Reproductive Justice); Soc 255R: Seminar on Gender, Race Class (Social Movements) ; Soc 255R: Seminar Gender, Race, Class (Intersectionality); former Director of Honors program