Women, Life, Freedom: Inside Iran's New Revolution
Pardis Mahdavi is the provost and executive vice president at the University of Montana. She previously served as associate professor and chair of anthropology at Pomona College. Her work focuses on gender and sexuality in the Muslim world, including gendered labor, sexual politics, labor migration, human rights, youth culture, transnational feminism, public health, human trafficking, and public health in the context of changing global and political structures. She is the author of "Passionate Uprisings: The Intersection of Sexuality and Politics in Post-Revolutionary Iran" (2008), "Gridlock: Labor, Migration and Human Trafficking in Dubai" (2011), and "From Trafficking to Terror" (2013).
A lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Mahdavi has been a fellow at the Social Sciences Research Council, the American Council on Learned Societies, Google Ideas, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She has consulted for a wide array of organizations including the U.S. government, Google Inc., and the United Nations.