Tanya Rawal, PhD
Vice President of Social Change
Before joining STAR, Dr. Tanya Rawal served as a visiting professor Women’s Studies at Franklin and Marshall College and a visiting professor of English and Rhetoric at Berry College. Prior to that, Rawal was a visiting professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of California of Riverside. As a specialist in violence against women, Rawal worked as a consultant for BBC Media Action Network (Afghanistan) and as a researcher for Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. In 2015, she started the Saree, Not Sorry Movement to highlight the violent impact of the rising anti-immigration discourse in the United States. Rawal writes on a range of political-economical issues ranging from gendered violence in the mining industry to the misuse of tax havens, her work can be found in Salon, openDemocracy, Commondreams, and TWN-Africa.