Associate Professor Integrative Studies
Roksana Alavi, Ph.D. is an associate professor of integrative studies for the OU College of Professional and Continuing Studies, as well as an affiliate faculty at the OU philosophy and women and gender studies departments. Before teaching for OU, she was an assistant professor of philosophy in South Texas College.
She received her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Kansas and a graduate certificate in women’s studies. Her research focuses on identity formation, race, gender, rights, stereotyping, and oppression in the field of social and political philosophy, as well as issues of human trafficking, both locally and globally. Read about her work in human trafficking. Her most recent work focuses around Iranian American identity.
She has been teaching both online and on-campus courses for the college since 2011. She has developed and taught courses on ethics of leadership, diversity, women of Middle East, and human trafficking. She also developed the diversity minor and graduate certificate for the College of Professional and Continuing Studies. She is actively engaged in both OU community and beyond in promoting social justice and creating a more inclusive environment. Among other things, she serves in the Executive Board of National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education.
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