Advisory Board | Staff | Faculty Associates



Advisory Board 

Stefanie Frease, President 
Peter Jackson
Martha Kongsgaard
Magdaleno Rose-Avila 
Katrin Wilde 


Director: *Angelina Snodgrass Godoy, Ph.D. 
Professor, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; Law, Societies and Justice Program
Helen H. Jackson Chair in Human Rights
Research Interests: law and society; Latin America, especially Central America; human rights and trade; health as a human right; labor rights; environmental justice

Assistant Director:  Gai-Hoai T. Nguyen, ghoaitn@uw.edu

Project Coordinator for the El Salvador Project: Phillip Neff, phil.neff@gmail.com

Graduate Student Assistant: Ursula Mosqueira, ursulamm@uw.edu

Interns & Volunteers: Ellen Cravens, James Kelley, Anna Learn


Faculty Associates

Below is a list of faculty associated with the Center for Human Rights. Clicking the individual's name will take you to his/her webpage. Faculty members with an asterisk next to their names are members of the Center's Steering Committee.

Gunnar Almgren, Ph.D., M.S.W. 
Director, PhD Program in Social Welfare
Associate Professor of Social Work and Social Welfare
The School of Social Work
Faculty Affiliate, The Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology
Research Interests: race, ethnicity, social class and health outcomes; health and health care policy; medical social work; aging and bioethics

James A. Banks, Ph.D. 
Kerry and Linda Killinger Endowed Chair in Diversity Studies and Director
Center for Multicultural Education
Research Interests: multicultural education in the U. S. and in other nations; diversity and citizenship education in multicultural nation-states

David Barash, Ph.D. 
Professor, Department of Psychology
Research Interests: sociobiology, animal behavior, evolutionary psychology, peace studies

Gad Barzilai, Ph.D., L.L.B., L.L.S., J.D. 
Professor of International Studies, Law and Political Science
Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Comparative Law and Society Studies Center
Law, Societies and Justice Program
Research Interests: political legal dis/order in times of warfare and emergencies; political elite and ‘rally around the flag’ phenomenon; legitimacy sources of Supreme Courts; non-judicial legal institutions and political conflicts; human rights; law and communities; law and religion; political corruption; lawyers and the liberal project; legal rights in cyberspace; epistemology of law and society scholarship; genealogy of law in political power

*Katherine Beckett, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Sociology
Law, Societies and Justice Program
Research Interests: crime, law and deviance; culture and media; political sociology; gender; drug use; socio-legal studies; punishment; social control

Michael Blake, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Public Affairs
Research Interests: immigration, international justice, and multiculturalism

Sharan E. Brown, Ph.D. 
Research Professor, College of Education
Adjunct Research Professor, School of Law
Acting Director, Disability Studies Program
Research Interests: children's rights and legal development in Southeast
Asia; national and international disability rights

Daniel Chirot, Ph.D.
Job and Gertrud Tamaki Professor of International Studies
Professor, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Research Interests: ethnic and nationalist conflicts; politically motivated mass murder

Rachel Cichowski, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Law, Societies and Justice Program
Director, Comparative Law & Societies (CLASS) Center
Research Interests: comparative law and politics; international law and organization; transnational mobilization; democratization and globalization around the world

Tom Cobb, M.A., J.D. 
Co-Chair, Judicial Clerkship Program
Senior Lecturer, School of Law
Research Interests: legal rhetoric; statutory interpretation; immigration law; evidence

Robert Crawford, Ph.D. 
Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Tacoma Campus
Research interests: U.S. torture policy; national security; war and ideology; culture

*Sara Curran, Ph.D. 
Adjunct Associate Professor, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and
Public Affairs
Associate Director, Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology
Research Interests: social demography; gender; environment; development and globalization; internal migration in developing countries; family demography; population

*Michael Forman, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Tacoma Campus
Research Interests: modern European culture and ideas; critical theory; political economy

Batya Friedman, Ph.D.
Professor, The Information School
Director, Value Sensitive Design Research Lab
Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Department of Human-Centered Design and Engineering
Research Interests: multi-lifespan information systems design; value sensitive design; social-cognitive and cultural aspects of information systems; human-computer interaction
Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal Project
Value Sensitive Design Research Lab

Kathie Friedman, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Research Interests: U.S. refugee protection and resettlement policy; Bosnian refugee families in the U.S.; comparative refugee diasporas

Baltasar Garzón
International human rights champion and Spanish jurist Baltasar Garzón joined the University of Washington faculty as the Puffin-ALBA Visting Lecturer in Human Rights in spring 2013. Garzón’s work focuses on contributing to CHR’s History, Memory and Justice Project in El Salvador. His position is funded through the generosity of The Puffin Foundation.

Maria Elena Garcia, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Comparative History of Ideas, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Director, Clowes Center for the Study of Conflict and Dialogue
Research Interests: indigeneity; multicultural politics; development in the Andes; indigenous intellectual production; human-animal articulations

Stephen M. Gardiner, Ph.D.
Ben Rabinowitz Endowed Professor of the Human Dimension of the Environment, College of the Environment
Professor, Department of Philosophy and Program on Values in Society
Research Interests: future generations; global environmental problems (especially climate change); Aristotelian virtue ethics

Christoph Giebel, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies & Deptartment of History
Research Interests: Viet Nam; Southeast Asia; human rights in Asia; imperialism, war, and anti-colonialism

Stephen Gloyd, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Chair, Global Health
Professor, Departments of Global Health and Health Services
Schools of Public Health and Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology, Evans School, Family Medicine, Industrial & Systems Engineering
Research Interests: infectious disease epidemiology (STD, TB, EPI); health systems research; political economy of global health care; impact and equity in health care; neoliberalism and health

Sara Goering, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, Philosophy
Research Interests: biomedical ethics, disability studies, feminist philosophy, and philosophy for children

Steve Herbert, Ph.D. 
Professor, Department of Geography
Director, Law, Societies and Justice Program
Research Interests: urban policing; environmental law and regulation

Daniel "Danny" Hoffman, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
Research Interests: visual anthropology; violence and militarism; experimental ethnography; West Africa

*Judith Howard, Ph.D. 
Professor, Sociology
Divisional Dean of Social Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences
Research Interests: social psychology; social cognition; sociology of gender; intersections of race, class, gender and sexuality; pedagogy

Lucy Jarosz, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor, Department of Geography
Research Interests: food and hunger at the intersections of critical development studies and critical agro-food studies; political economy and ecology; feminist theory and cultural studies

Resat Kasaba, Ph.D. 
Director and Professor, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Research Interests: economic history, state-society relations, migration, ethnicity and nationalism of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey; urban history with a focus on Izmir

Turan Kayaoglu, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of International Relations
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Department, UW Tacoma
Research Interests: legal imperialism in Asian and Islamic countries; sovereignty; religion and world politics; Islam and human rights

Emily Keller, M.A. 
Political Science and Public Affairs Librarian, UW Libraries
Research Interests: political science; public affairs; Law, Societies and Justice; international studies; military science

Maureen Kelley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics Bioethics Division
University of Washington School of Medicine
Core Faculty, Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, Seattle Children's Hospital and Research Institute
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Bioethics and Humanities,
Department of Philosophy
Research Interests: ethical issues in maternal and child global health, with special focus on orphans; international research ethics

*Bruce Kochis, Ph.D. 
Senior Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell
Research Interests: human rights in developed and developing societies

Ron Krabill, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Education
Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell
Department of Communication, UW Seattle
Research Interests: electronic, independent and transnational media; scholarship of teaching and learning; questions of digital, public humanities

Dennis Lang, M.P.H.
Associate Director, Disability Studies
Auxiliary Faculty, Rehabilitation Medicine
Research Interests: disability studies, disability rights movement, public health

Clark B. Lombardi, J.D., Ph.D
Associate Professor, University of Washington School of Law
Research Interests: Islamic law; constitutional law; federalism; comparative law; development law

Frederick Michael Lorenz, J.D.
Senior Lecturer, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, University of Washington School of Law
Research Interests: international humanitarian law; war crimes and the law of armed conflict; International Criminal Court; International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia; challenges of international justice: Exploration Seminar in August 2010 at the Irish Centre for Human Rights and in the Hague

George I. Lovell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Political Science
Harry Bridges Endowed Chair in Labor Studies
Research Interests: American political institutions, law, constitutional development, labor, and the impact of law and legal ideology on struggles for power

José Antonio Lucero, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Chair, Latin American and Carribean Studies
Research Interests: indigenous politics, social movements, and representation in Ecuador, Bolivia, and Peru

*Jamie Mayerfeld, Ph.D. 
Professor, Political Science
Adjunct Professor, Law, Societies and Justice Program
Research Interests: philosophy of human rights; the global institutional architecture needed to give human rights adequate protection; International Criminal Court; the European human rights regime; justifications of international human rights law and international criminal law; the origins of the U.S. torture policy; the absolute moral prohibition of torture

*Michael McCann, Ph.D. 
Gordon Hirabayashi Professor for the Advancement of Citizenship, Department of Political Science
Director, Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies (2014)
Research Interests: Civil rights of workers, women, racial and ethnic minorities; critical rights theory; law and social struggle; legal mobilization and civil disputing; labor politics

Katharyne Mitchell, Ph.D. 
Professor and Chair, Department of Geography
Research Interests: migration, education, and urban-political geography; immigrant integration; the impact of transnational migration on the philosophies and practices of education

Adam D. Moore, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Philsophy, Department of Philosophy
Information School
Program on Values
Research Interests: information ethics, philosophy of law, normative ethics, Social and Political Theory

Amos Nascimento, Ph.D. 
Adjunct Associate Professor, Philosophy and Germanics
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Tacoma Campus
Research Interests: culture, German, literature, philosophy

*Joel Ngugi, S.J.D. 
Associate Professor, Law
Chair, African Studies Program
Research Interests: the role of law in economic development; the role of goverment in market regulation and wealth allocation; legal reforms in transition and developing economies

Arzoo Osanloo, J.D., Ph.D
Associate Professor, Law, Societies & Justice Program
Research Interests: human rights, women's rights, Islamic law, refugees, Iran

*Glenda Pearson, M.L.I.S. 
Human Rights Librarian, UW Libraries
Research Interests: animal studies, cinema studies, comparative literature, Hellenic studies, human rights

Michael Vincente Perez, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Department of Anthropology
Research Interests: migration and displacement, ethnicity and nationalism, memory, violence, human rights, Muslim societies and Islam

Janet Primomo, Ph.D., R.N.
Associate Professor, Healthcare Leadership
University of Washington, Tacoma
Research Interests: political astuteness in nurses; long-term outcomes of Nurse Camp participation

*Anita Ramasastry, M.A., J.D.  
UW Law Foundation Professor of Law
Director, Graduate Program in Sustainable International Development 
Research Interests: business and human rights, anti-corruption and commercial law and development; the accountability of economic actors in conflict and weak-governance zones

Beth E. Rivin, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Global Health and Justice Project
Research Associate Professor, Law
Adjunct Professor, Global Health and Bioethics and Humanities
Research Interests: global health and human rights; global bioethics; human rights analysis of health policy; practical applications and implementation of the right to health in low and middle income countries; local implementation of international human rights law

Stephen A. Rosenbaum, J.D., M.P.P. 
Visiting Senior Lecturer, University of Washington School of Law
Lecturer, Stanford Law School & Berkeley Law
Research Interests: comparative legal and clinical education, disability, special education, lay advocacy, and alternative dispute resolution

Laurie J. Sears, Ph.D. 
Professor of History
Director and Chair, Southeast Asia Center
Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
Research Interests: Indonesia, Southeast Asia, psychoanalysis, colonialism, historiography

Matthew Sparke, Ph.D. 
Professor of Geography and International Studies
Adjunct Professor of Global Health
Director of the University of Washington's Online Integrated Social Science Major
Research Interests: globalization; global health; health as a human right; intellectual property law and access to medicines; tissue-and-benefit sharing; legal geographies of bioethics and biopolitics

Cynthia Steele, Ph.D. 
Professor of Comparative Literature
Research Interests: social change and human rights in Latin American literature and film

Stuart Streichler, Ph.D., J.D. 
Affiliate Associate Professor, Law, Societies and Justice Program
Research Interests: constitutional history, American political thought, civil liberties, law and race

*William Talbott, Ph.D. 
Professor, Depatment of Philosophy
Research Interests: moral and political philosophy, philosophy of human rights, philosophy of law, epistemology, rational choice theory

Stewart Tolnay, Ph.D. 
Professor, Department of Sociology
Research Interests: demography and ecology; the Great Migration of southerners to the North and West; the history of racial violence in the southern U.S.

Charles Williams, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, UW Tacoma Campus
Research Interests: labor politics and the New Deal

Louis E. Wolcher, J.D
Charles I. Stone Professor of Law
Emeritus Professor of Law
Research Interests: philosophy of law, legal and political theory, human rights


Center for Human Rights
University of Washington
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195

Angelina Snodgrass Godoy
Helen H. Jackson Endowed Chair in Human Rights
Director, Center for Human Rights

Gai-Hoai T. Nguyen
Associate Director, Center for Human Rights