Thursday, January 25th, noon - 1:00 pm.
Roksana Alavi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Interdisciplinary Studies
Affiliate Faculty in Women and Gender Studies
University of Oklahoma
Human Trafficking: Information and Prevention
Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
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Summary: Join us for an overview of human trafficking or what is referred to as modern-day slavery. Trafficking in persons is a complex and varied phenomenon including bonded labor, forced migration, and organ and sex trafficking. Millions of women, men, and children are involved around the world. In this talk we will explore the character, scope, and causes of, as well as responses to human trafficking. Dr. Alavi will end the lecture by considering successful strategies for combatting human trafficking and what we as a community and individuals can do.
Roksana Alavi is an assistant professor of Interdisciplinary Studies in the College of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Oklahoma, where she teaches courses on leadership ethics, and women in leadership positions. She is currently teaching a course on Philosophy of Race. She is a core affiliate faculty at the Women and Gender Studies program, Center for Social Justice and the Iranian Studies Program. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy in May of 2008 from the University of Kansas, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies in May of 2004. Alavi’s general area of research is social and political philosophy. More specifically, she focuses on race, gender, stereotyping, and oppression. Her most recent research has focused on three main areas: (1) critical race theory, (2) human trafficking, and (3) leadership. She has recently edited a book on ethics and leadership that was published in 2016, and has a book under contract titled, “Iranian Identity, American Existence”. Alavi is currently serving in the editorial board of Sage Guidebook on Human Trafficking, as well as the Oklahoma Attorney General’s task force on human trafficking.