Rana Jaleel, MFA, JD, PhD

Rana Jaleel

Position Title
Assistant Professor

Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies


Dr. Rana M. Jaleel is an Assistant Professor in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of California, Davis.  She holds a PhD in American Studies from New York University, a JD from the Yale Law School, and an MFA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  A former Center for Reproductive Rights Fellow at Columbia Law School, her research analyzes how transnational feminist efforts to address sexualized violence have impacted popular and legal concepts of consent and coercion.  She is currently the UC Davis Faculty Ambassador for Sexual Violence Prevention through an affiliation with the UC-wide Women’s Health, Gender, and Empowerment Center of Expertise, a part of the UC Global Health Institute.  At UC Davis, she is the co-founder and co-director of HATCH, the Mellon funded, community-engaged, Feminist Arts & Science Shop.  She is also the Faculty Advisor of the Sexuality Studies Minor and a board member for the Feminist Research Institute.  Active in the American Association of University Professors, she presently serves on the Committee for Women in the Profession.  Her work has been published in Cultural Studies, Social Text: Periscope, The Brooklyn Law Review, and other venues.