Hello! I am Professor of Gender & Women's Studies and Director of the online graduate programs in Human Rights Practice at the University of Arizona. Formerly I was an Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the MA program in Social Justice and Human Rights at Arizona State University. My research is highly interdisciplinary applying theoretical, legal, and empirical approaches to social justice and human rights issues.
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December 2017: My new book Joyful Human RIghts is due out in 2018 from the University of Pennsylvania Press!
November 2017: Just returned from a research trip to Niger and Nigeria working on human rights with people affected by leprosy.
December 2016: I am now Director of our fully online graduate programs in Human Rights Practice! Check out humanrightspractice.arizona.edu/
November 2015: Had a wonderful time in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia as a resource person for workshops on developing gender rights curriculum in Chinese universities. Organized by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and the Inner Mongolian University Law School.
September 2015: Pleased to announce that I received the 2015 Mary Bernard Aguirre Professorship from the fabulous folks at the UA Women's Studies Advisory Committee and the SBS Outstanding Teaching Award for Excellence in Lower Division Teaching. Thanks to everyone who nominated me, wrote letters, and supported me in so many ways!
September 2015: So pleased to announce my co-authored article (with Leonard Hammer) on private prisons in Israel, Arizona, and beyond is now available from the Santa Clara Journal of International Law. We use a groundbreaking decision from the Israeli Supreme Court to show how private prisons are a violation of the fundamental right to human dignity irregardless of the actual conditions in the prison.
March 2015: Our (with Cecilia Menjívar and Michelle Téllez) article "Violence and Vulnerability of Female Migrants in Drop Houses in Arizona: The Predictable Outcome of a Chain Reaction of Violence" is now available online in the journal Violence against Women.
January 2015: So pleased and honored to be elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Lost Boys Center for Leadership Development!
October 2014: Binational Human Rights: The U.S.-Mexico Experience (co-edited with Carol Mueller) is now released from Penn!
July 2014: Very pleased to announce that my 2011 book Human Rights Law and the Marginalized Other is now available from Cambridge in paperback. You can read my extended analyses of the Little Rock 9, the headscarf affairs in Turkey and France, the Sardar Sarovar dam controversy from India, indigenous rights in Canada and in the Inter-American Court, self-ascription in U.S. asylum law, and several other issues: http://www.cambridge.org/US/academic/subjects/philosophy/legal-philosophy/human-rights-law-and-marginalized-other
September 2013: My edited book with Carol Mueller entitled Localizing Human Rights: The U.S.-Mexico Experience is due out in a few months from the University of Pennsylvania Press. The book includes chapters by leading activists and scholars from the U.S. and Mexico.
January 2013: I have moved to the University of Arizona where I am an Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies and an Honors Interdisciplinary Faculty member in the Honors College.