Roksana Alavi

Roksana Alavi
Assistant Professor Interdisciplinary Studies

Dr. Roksana Alavi is an Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at OU Extended Campus as well as an affiliate faculty at the OU Women and Gender Studies program. She is also involved with the Social Justice Center and the Iranian Studies program. Before teaching for OU, Dr. Alavi was an assistant professor of Philosophy in South Texas College.

Dr. Alavi received her PhD in Philosophy from the University of Kansas as well as 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. She has recently focused on teaching and researching on the issues of human trafficking, both locally and globally. 

Dr. Alavi has also been involved with organizing conferences on Trafficking of Humans and has presented on the topic both in the United States and Mexico.

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