Professor Lisa Hilbink studies comparative constitutionalism and the justice system in Chile and Latin America, focusing on human rights and popular perceptions of the justice system in those regions and examining how those perceptions affect people’s willingness to turn to the courts when rights are violated.
As the 2020 election season ramps up and Americans deliberate which candidate to vote for at the polls this November, a University of Minnesota research center aims to understand what’s driving their decision.
Josef Woldense has been able to construct a picture of the administration of 20th-century Ethiopian ruler Haile Selassie to provide a close analysis of ways autocrats keep their power. He has developed a game to help his students understand how precarious the role of an autocrat can be.
“Solidarity is evoked as a crucial resource for social movements to mobilize effectively,” says Anuja Bose, who recently joined the faculty. Her research on recovering an anti-colonial conception of solidarity is something that Bose argues is pertinent to solving pressing global problems.
Professor Timothy Johnson wanted to shine a light on a rich primary source for researchers in political science and law--the handwritten notes of past Supreme Court justices. But first, he needed help from a few hundred citizen scientists.