Alessandra Stevens

Bio

I'm a recent graduate of the University of Chicago with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Human Rights. Most of my studies focused on women's issues and reproductive politics as well as civil conflict/genocide and post-conflict reconstruction. I wrote my honors thesis on the burgeoning commercial surrogacy industry in India. I assessed the complicated matrix of legal questions that this phenomenon has raised and contextualized its existence within the history of India’s population policies and it’s obsession with Modernity. I'm very excited to join the PolicyMic community! When I'm not writing for the site you're likely to find me dangling from the ceiling somewhere- I spend most of my time training or coaching students in circus arts.