Pardis Mahdavi, PhD is associate professor and chair of anthropology at Pomona College. Her research interests include gendered labor, human trafficking, migration, sexuality, human rights, youth culture, transnational feminism and public health in the context of changing global and political structures. Her first book, Passionate Uprisings: Iran’s Sexual Revolution was published with Stanford University Press in 2008, and her second book, Gridlock: Labor, Migration and ‘Human Trafficking’ in Dubai, also Stanford University Press, was published in 2011. Her third book, From Trafficking to Terror: Constructing a Global Social Problem was published with Routledge in 2013. Her fourth book is forthcoming with Stanford University Press in early 2016 and is entitled Crossing the Gulf: Love and Family in Migrants’ Lives.