Alesha Doan is an Associate Professor at the University of Kansas and holds a joint appointment in the School of Public Affairs & Administration and the Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies Department. Professor Doan’s interdisciplinary research is guided by her broader interests in public policy, organizations and gender/social equity, with a more specialized focus on reproductive policies. Her publications include articles in a variety of journals as well as three books: Abortion Regret: The New Attack on Reproductive Freedom, (co-authored, Praeger, 2019), The Politics of Virginity: Abstinence in Sex Education, (co-authored, Praeger 2008), and Opposition and Intimidation: The Abortion Wars and Strategies of Political Harassment (University of Michigan Press 2007). Professor Doan continues to work with a collaborative research team investigating gender integration and equity in the military; and she is the lead researcher on a three-year grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health to develop and implement policies and prevention programs addressing the issue of sexual assault on college campuses. In July 2019, she was appointed Interim Chairperson of the KU Department of Spanish & Portuguese.