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.
Memory and Forgetting in the Post-Holocaust Era: The Ethics of Never Again
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.
Revealing New Truths about Spain’s Violent Past
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.
Representing Mass Violence
Author: Joachim Savelsberg
Analysis reflecting the dramatic differences in the framing of mass violence as represented to the public via media.
The Contentious History of the International Bill of Human Rights
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.
Los umbrales del testimonio: Entre las narraciones de los sobrevivientes y...
Author: Ana Forcinito
Rereading testimonial narratives of former political prisoners in Argentina and the central roles they played in the struggles against impunity.
The Justice Cascade: How Human Rights Prosecutions Are Changing World Politics
Author: Kathryn Sikkink
Reveals the emergence of human rights prosecutions and their effect on democracy, conflict, and repression.
On the Frontlines
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.
Crime and Human Rights: Criminology of Genocide and Atrocities
Author: Joachim Savelsberg
A linking of human rights scholarship with criminological theory to explore explanations of and responses to crimes against humanity.
Second-Wave Neoliberalism: Gender, Race, and Health Sector Reform in Peru
Author: Christina Ewig
A case study of the multifaceted efforts to reform the health sector in Peru under the Fujimori regime.
Oath Betrayed: America’s Torture Doctors, 2nd ed.
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.
Judges beyond Politics in Democracy and Dictatorship: Lessons from Chile
Author: Lisa Hilbink
Longitudinal case study of Chilean judicial behavior before, during, and after the rule of Augusto Pinochet.
Sons of the Sierra: Juarez, Diaz, and the People of Ixtlan, Oaxaca, 1855–1920
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.