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. 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 worked for several years in the nonprofit space, both in labor organizing and philanthropy, and remains active on both these fronts as an organizer for her local labor union. Parichehr is originally from Iran but has lived and worked in the US, Spain, Mexico, and Canada. She is fluent in Farsi, English, and Spanish, and is currently learning French and Arabic.