Staff Directory

Susan Gzesh

5720 S. Woodlawn Ave, Room 208
773-702-9455
** Office Hours: Tuesdays, 2-4pm

As Executive Director, Susan Gzesh oversees PFCHR staff and programs, teaches and advises students, manages external relations, and works with donors and alumni. See full bio here.


Tara Peters

5720 S. Woodlawn Ave.
773-702-1261

As Assistant Director, Tara oversees PFCHR administration and plans and implements Center initiatives.

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Kira Dault

5720 S. Woodlawn Ave.
773-834-5298

As Communications and Events Manager, Kira coordinates all PFCHR communications and works with the Directors to plan and facilitate events.


Kathy Scott

5720 S. Woodlawn Ave.
773-834-0957

As Administrative Assistant, Kathy supports all PFCHR operations and coordinates Human Rights course administration.


Michal Ran-Rubin

5720 S. Woodlawn Ave.
773-702-2228

As Internship Program Coordinator, Michal manages the Human Rights Internship Program, including the team of student peer leaders. 


Maya Goldman

5720 S. Woodlawn Ave.

As Internship Peer Leader, Maya assists and supports the 2015 interns through the search and placement process. 

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Matthew Kellner

5720 S. Woodlawn Ave.

As Internship Peer Leader, Matthew assists and supports the 2015 interns through the search and placement process. 

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Nissa Mai

5720 S. Woodlawn Ave.

As Internship Peer Leader, Nissa assists and supports the 2015 interns through the search and placement process. 

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Melissa Gatter

5720 S. Woodlawn Ave.

As Student Office Assistant, Melissa supports PFCHR operations and events.

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Louisa McClintock

As a Graduate Lecturer, Louisa will teach the undergraduate course "Technologies of Retribution and Reconciliation: Human Rights, Democracy, and the Search for Accountability and Truth" in Spring 2015. 


Jonah Rubin

As a Graduate Lecturer, Jonah will teach the undergraduate course "Human Rights in (Post)Conflict Settings" in Winter 2015. 

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Emma Mackinnon

As Human Rights Workshop Co-Coordinator, Emma coordinates a biweekly workshop for faculty and graduate students to engage in serious discussions of new human rights scholarship. 


Lael Weinberger

As Human Rights Workshop Co-Coordinator, Lael coordinates a biweekly workshop for faculty and graduate students to engage in serious discussions of new human rights scholarship. 


Rohit Goel

As Preceptor, Rohit supports Human Rights minors and College students working on thesis topics related to human rights. 


Dave Holiday

As Project Coordinator, David manages the Chicago Police Torture Archive, a special initiative in collaboration with the People's Law Office.