Rana Jaleel, Ph.D., J.D.

Rana Jaleel, PhD., J.D.Dr. Rana M. Jaleel is an Assistant Professor in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of California, Davis. She holds a PhD in American Studies from New York University and a JD from the Yale Law School.  From 2013-2015, she was the Center for Reproductive Rights Fellow at Columbia Law School. Her research analyzes the relationships between law, legal processes, and transnational feminist and queer efforts to envision just reproductive futures.  She is the UC Davis Faculty Ambassador for Sexual Violence Prevention through an affiliation with the UC-wide Women’s Health, Gender, and Empowerment Center of Expertise, a part of the UC Global Health Institute.  At UC Davis, she also is the Faculty Advisor of the Sexuality Studies Minor; co-director and co-founder of HATCH, the new Mellon funded, community-engaged, Feminist Arts & Science Shop; and a board member for the Feminist Research Institute.  Active in the American Association of University Professors, she presently serves as Chair of the Committee for Women in the Profession.  Her work has been published in Cultural Studies, Social Text: PeriscopeThe Brooklyn Law Review, and other venues.

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