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347. Human Rights and the Humanities: Methods, Pedagogy, and Program Building

Friday, 10 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Chicago A–B, Chicago Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Arabella Lyon, Univ. at Buffalo, State Univ. of New York

Speakers: Wendy Hesford, Ohio State Univ., Columbus; Alexandra S. Moore, Univ. of North Carolina, Greensboro; Katrina M. Powell, Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ.; Sidonie Ann Smith, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Session Description:

Human rights is often considered the province of political scientists, legal scholars, and policy makers, but the obstacles facing human rights are just as often a problem understood by the humanities. This roundtable considers the role of humanities-based approaches to the study and teaching of human rights and institutional initiatives that advance the status of human rights in academia.


  • Genre, Theory, Method – Literature and Other Arts, Humanities, Law, Psychology, Science, and Sociology

  • Teaching – General

  • The Profession – General

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