Zakiya T. Luna

Zakiya T. Luna

Associate Professor of Sociology
Dean's Distinguished Professorial Scholar
PhD, University of Michigan
research interests:
  • Social Change
  • Sociology of Law
  • Health and Inequality
  • Social Movements
  • Human Rights and Reproduction
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    • By Appointment

    mailing address:

    • Washington University
    • MSC 1112-228-04
    • One Brookings Drive
    • St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
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    Professor Luna’s research centers upon the overlapping areas of social change, sociology of law, health, and inequality.

    Specifically, she is interested in social movements, human rights, and reproduction with an emphasis on the effects of intersecting inequalities within and across these sites. She is author of the recently published Reproductive Rights as Human Rights: Women of Color and the Fight for Reproductive Justice. 

    Black Feminist Sociology: Perspectives and Praxis

    Black Feminist Sociology: Perspectives and Praxis

    The book centers Black feminist sociology (BFS) within the sociology canon and widens is to feature Black feminist sociologists both outside the US and the academy. Inspired by a BFS lens, the essays are critical, personal, political and oriented toward social justice. Key themes include the origins of BFS, expositions of BFS orientations to research that extend disciplinary norms, and contradictions of the pleasures and costs of such an approach both academically and personally. Authors explore their own sociological legacy of intellectual development to raise critical questions of intellectual thought and self-reflexivity. The book highlights the dynamism of BFS so future generations of scholars can expand upon and beyond the book’s key themes.