Social Movements, Sexual Rights, and Reproductive Rights: #MeToo in Global Context

The USC Law & Global Health Collaboration hosted Pardis Mahdavi, acting dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, for her talk: “Social Movements, Sexual Rights, and Reproductive Rights: #meToo in Global Context” March 5.

pardis.jpgPardis Mahdavi
Acting Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver

Pardis Mahdavi, PhD is currently the Acting Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. Previously, she was an associate professor and chair of anthropology, director of the Pacific Basin Institute, and dean of women at Pomona College. Her research interests include gendered labor, migration, sexuality, human rights, youth culture, transnational feminism and public health in the context of changing global and political structures. She is the author of four books: her first book, Passionate Uprisings: Iran’s Sexual Revolution was published with Stanford University Press in 2008, and her second book, Gridlock: Labor, Migration and ‘Human Trafficking’ in Dubai, also Stanford University Press, was published in 2011. Mahdavi’s third book, entitled From Trafficking to Terror: Constructing a Global Social Problem was published by Routledge on October 1, 2013, and her fourth book, Crossing the Gulf: Love and Family in Migrant Lives also Stanford University Press was published in April 2016.


Watch the lecture:

Conversation with Pardis Mahdavi:



This talk was part of the 2018-2019 Global(HEALTH+LAW) Series, hosted by the USC Law & Global Health Collaboration, supported by the USC Collaboration Fund.