Human Rights Bookshelf
The Human Rights Program highlights publications from faculty across several colleges and degree programs. Adding their voices to the ongoing debates and theories of human rights, our faculty are among the world’s leaders in writing on issues including transitional justice, representations and memory of mass violence, history of human rights, gender and war, and the defense of rights and rule of law.
Authors: Alejandro Baer and Natan Sznaider
Examination of the effects of a globalized Holocaust culture and how memory activists maneuver between duties of remembrance and the benefits of forgetting.
Authors: Leigh Payne and Paloma Aguilar
Analysis of Spain's transformation from consensual guilt and oblivion in dealing with its past to that of openness via victim testimony and perpetrators’ confessions.
Author: Joachim Savelsberg
Analysis reflecting the dramatic differences in the framing of mass violence as represented to the public via media.
Author: Christopher Roberts
Exploration of human rights, including the deep disagreement over their true source of origin, how to study them and how best to address their deficits.
Author: Ana Forcinito
Rereading testimonial narratives of former political prisoners in Argentina and the central roles they played in the struggles against impunity.
Author: Kathryn Sikkink
Reveals the emergence of human rights prosecutions and their effect on democracy, conflict, and repression.
Authors: Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Dina Francesca Haynes, and Naomi Cahn
Consequences of violence and discrimination experienced by women in post-conflict states, offering practical solutions to ensure gender centrality in peacemaking and peace enforcement.
Author: Joachim Savelsberg
A linking of human rights scholarship with criminological theory to explore explanations of and responses to crimes against humanity.
Author: Christina Ewig
A case study of the multifaceted efforts to reform the health sector in Peru under the Fujimori regime.
Author: Steven Miles
Telling of how doctors, psychologists, and medics cleared the way for the United States to torture prisoners in the war on terror.
Author: V.V. Ganeshananthan
A story of the daughter of Sri Lankan immigrants who left their collapsing country and married in America, chronicles how Sri Lankan politics continues to affect daily life.
Author: Lisa Hilbink
Longitudinal case study of Chilean judicial behavior before, during, and after the rule of Augusto Pinochet.
Author: Patrick McNamara
Historical exploration of events in Ixtlan, where Zapotec Indians supported the liberal cause and sought to exercise influence over statewide and national politics.