Mindy Jane Roseman


Yale University

Mindy Jane Roseman is the Director of International Programs and Director of the Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights at Yale Law School.  Prior to joining Yale Law, Roseman was the Academic Director of the Human Rights Program and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School from 2005-2016 where she taught courses on gender and human rights, as well as reproductive health and justice. Roseman was also an instructor in the Department of Population and International Health at Harvard School of Public Health. Before joining Harvard, Roseman was a staff attorney with the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York, in charge of its East and Central European program.

As both a researcher and advocate, Roseman specializes in international health and human rights, particularly as they relate to gender, sexuality, and reproduction. She has fostered the development of health and human rights norms, as well as their implementation, at the international and national level. She has consulted for various UN agencies, as well as international and national non-governmental organizations on human rights matters in connection to HIV/AIDS, gender, sexuality and sexual practices, reproductive health, maternal health, and criminal law.

Roseman received her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and served as an Articles Editor on its Law Review. She also received a Ph.D. from Columbia University, in Modern European History with a focus on reproductive health. After graduating from law school, she clerked for Judge John F. Grady, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court,  Northern District, IL.

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