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Angela Hume is a feminist historian, critic, and poet. Her forthcoming book is Deep Care: The Radical Activists Who Provided Abortions, Defied the Law, and Fought to Keep Clinics Open (AK Press, November 2023). A work of public scholarship and a history of medicine, the book tells a story of Bay Area abortion defense—from feminist clinical practice, to underground abortion provision, to street politics and clinic defense—from the 1970s to 2000s. Angela is also co-editor of the book Ecopoetics: Essays in the Field (U of Iowa P, 2018), and her full-length poetry collections include Interventions for Women (Omnidawn, 2021) and Middle Time (Omnidawn, 2016).


Angela holds an MFA in creative writing from St. Mary's College of California and a PhD in English from University of California, Davis. In 2022, she joined the faculty in College Writing Programs at University of California, Berkeley, where she teaches classes on topics and themes such as environmental and health justice, working-class and multiethnic American literatures, and feminist and queer storytelling.


While in residence at WISC, Angela is writing more about lessons radical abortion activists learned through decades in the trenches defending patients and clinics against anti-abortion extremists and how these lessons can inform Left resistance to Far Right ideology and violence today. She is also researching stories and artwork about DIY sexual and reproductive health care self-published by youth activists as part of the 1990s Riot Grrrl feminist movement.

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