Parichehr Kazemi

Parichehr Kazemi is a 5th-year PhD Candidate in political science at the University of Oregon. Her research interests fall at the intersection of social movements and revolutions, with a particular focus on women’s rights issues and resistance in authoritarian contexts. Her dissertation encapsulates these interests, investigating the ways women resist patriarchal authoritarian structures across the Middle East using social media images and videos as a new form of protest. Parichehr has presented her work at a number of professional conferences and her research is supported by the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) and the University of Oregon’s Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS) where she is a fellow for the 2022-23 academic year. Before coming to the University of Oregon, Parichehr received her B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from Saint Louis University – Madrid. She is originally from Iran and fluent in Farsi, English, and Spanish.