Mindy Jane Roseman

Global Fellow

Director of International Programs and Director of the Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights at the Yale Law School


Mindy Jane Roseman is the Director of International Programs and Director of the Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights at the Yale Law School, New Haven, CT.  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.

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.

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.

Her publications include Reproductive Health and Human Rights: The Way Forward (Laura Reichenbach, co-editor),Interrogations, Forced Feedings and the Role of Health Professionals (co-edited with Ryan Goodman, Harvard University Press 2009) and Women of the World (East Central Europe): Laws and Policies Affecting Their Reproductive Lives (CRLP, 2000).  She is currently co-editing a volume “Beyond Virtue and Vice: the Criminalization of Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction in the Age of Human Rights” with Alice Miller (forthcoming University of Pennsylvania Press). She co-authored a forthcoming article in Health and Human rights “The mistreatment of women during childbirth and international human rights” with Rajat Khosla, Christina Zampas , Joshua P. Vogel, Meghan A. Bohren, and Joanna Edman.  In addition to being part of the research team for the GLOBVAC project “Political Determinants of Sexual & Reproductive Health” I am currently working on research related to the international human rights framework for access to assisted reproductive technology, as well as a project on pregnancy, fetal personhood, and challenges to women’s equality and citizenship globally.