Andrea Parrot

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Current Activities

Current Professional Activities
Since 2001 Andrea Parrot has been researching women’s issues and lecturing in selected countries in Europe, Central and Eastern Asia, Africa, South America, and North America. Her primary teaching responsibility is as a full professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell. Additional Cornell affiliations Professor Parrot holds include  Memberships in the Graduate Field of Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies; The Sloan Program in Health Administration; The Southeast Asian program; Faculty Fellowship in the Flora Rose House,  and faculty membership in the  Biology and Society Program. She has taught for the Institute for Shipboard Education during the Summer 2006 semester in Asia, Summer 2009 in the Mediterranean, and the Fall 2001 semester that circumnavigated the globe (while on sabbatical). She is also a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Upstate Medical University in Syracuse New York. She is a past member of the Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Committee (SVPPC), of the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Women's Health, Rape Crisis Program; and the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault in Albany, New York. 

Current Research Activities
Andrea Parrot is currently researching women's issues cross culturally, in particular the impact of HIV/AIDS policies on women, women's rights, and violence against women.

Current Extension Activities
Although I have no formal extension appointment, I frequently present to varied audiences on Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Human Sexuality, and Global Violence Against Women.


Biographical Statement
Andrea Parrot is interested professionally in the areas of women's health, human sexuality, violence against women, and medical ethics; and the cultural and policy issues related to those areas. She has been a guest on numerous radio and television shows, including Face the Nation, Oprah, Good Morning America, Larry King Live, and many others. Her work in sexual assault has required her to provide expert testimony at Congressional Hearings, and well as in civil and criminal cases. She was also instrumental in developing the "Unheard Voices" exhibition of face castings and oral histories of sexual assault survivors. She has  been a grant reviewer for the US Department of Justice to fund programs through the Violence Against Women money appropriated by Congress. Dr. Parrot has lectured at over 110 US and international colleges and universities on sexual assault and women’s issues. She has been a board member of the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault, as well as the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.  Her most recent work focuses on violence against women globally.

Ph.D. 1981 - Cornell University, Human Service Studies
M.S. 1977 - S.U.N.Y-Albany, Curriculum and Instruction
B.S. 1975 - S.U.N.Y-Plattsburgh, Home Economics

Administrative Responsibilities
Director, Human Sexuality program for the clinical campus of the Upstate Medical University
Board of Directors, Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (secretary)
Board Membership, Mira's Movement (Decreasing Pediatric Cancer) (secretary)
Board Membership, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra (Youth Outreach Chair)

Sexual Assault, Human Sexuality, Rape, Medical Ethics, HIV/AIDS, Sexual Slavery

Courses, Websites, Pubs

Courses Taught

PAM 3800 - Human Sexuality
PAM 4440/FGSS 4480 - Violence Against Women: Policy Implications/Global Perspectives
PAM 5520 - Health Care Services: Consumer/Ethical Perspectives (Fall and Spring)
PAM 4030 - Teaching  Apprenticeship
PAM 3500 - Contemporary Issues in Women's Health

Related Websites

Selected Publications
Parrot. A. (2009) Impact of Culture on Lactation Policies: The case of the United States and Liberia in Safe Motherhood in a Globalized World Barbara Wejnert, Suzanne Steinmetz, Nirupama Prakash (eds). New York: Routledge.

Parrot, A. and Cummings, N. (2008) The Sexual Enslavement of Girls and Women Worldwide.  London: Praeger. [book]

Wejnert, B., Parrot, A.  & Djumabaeva, A.  (2008) Maternal Health Policies in Transition: Poland and Kyrgyzstan 1990-2006. in Marriage and Family Review volume 44 (issues 2 - 4) pp. 180-209. [paper]

Parrot A., & Cummings, N. (2006). Forsaken Females: The Global Brutalization of Women. New York: Rowman & Littlefield. [book]

Parrot, A. (1998). Meaningful Sexual Assault prevention program for Men. In P. Andreson and C. Struckman Johnson (eds)., Sexually Aggressive Women: Current Perspectives and Controversies. NY: Guilford Press. [book]

Parrot, A. (1996). Sexually Assertive Communication Training. In T. Jackson (ed.), Acquaintance Rape: Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention. Sarasota, FL: Professional Resource Press. [book]

Parrot, A. (1995). Coping with Date Rape and Acquaintance Rape, 4th Edition. NY: Rosen Publishing group. [book]
Parrot, A., Cummings, N., & Marchell, T. (1994). Rape 101: Sexual Assault Prevention for College Athletes. Holmes Beach, FL: Learning Publications. [book]

Bohmer, C., & Parrot, A. (1993). Sexual Assault on Campus: The Problem and The Solution. Boston, MA: Lexington Books. [book]

Parrot, A., & Bechhofer, L. (eds) (1991). Acquaintance Rape: The Hidden Crime. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. [book]