Human Rights Workshop Series

The University of Chicago is home to a vibrant community of scholars engaged in the study of human rights from a variety of disciplines. The Human Rights Workshop provides an interdisciplinary forum for faculty and graduate students to engage in serious discussions of new human rights scholarship. Workshops feature presentations of work-in-progress by faculty, graduate students, and guest speakers. Workshop sessions are offered every quarter and are open to faculty, students, and the public.

See past workshop presenters here.


Spring Quarter 2015 Schedule

Monday, April 6 | 12:00-1:20 pm
Location: Rosenwald Hall, Room 405
Neda Atanasoski (Feminist Studies, University of California at Santa Cruz)
Kalindi Vora (Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego)
Co-sponsored with the Post-1945 Workshop

Friday April 10 and Saturday, April 11
Conference: "Does Human Rights Have a History?"

Wednesday, April 15 | 4:30-6:00pm
Location: Pick Hall, Room 506
Hadji Bakara (Ph.D. candidate, English, University of Chicago)
"Refugees: Writing and the Rightless"

Wednesday, April 22 | 4:30-6:00pm
Location: John Hope Franklin Room, Social Sciences 224
Joshua Kleinfeld (Law & Philosophy, Northwestern)
"The Place of Wrongdoing and Redress in the Theory of Justice"

Wednesday, May 6 | 4:30-6:00pm
Location: John Hope Franklin Room, Social Sciences 224
Joseph Slaughter (English, Columbia)
Co-sponsored with the Post-1945 Workshop

Wednesday, May 20 | 4:30-6:00pm
Location: John Hope Franklin Room, Social Sciences 224
James Loeffler (History, University of Virginia)

Wednesday, June 3 | 4:30-6:00pm
Location: John Hope Franklin Room, Social Sciences 224
Lael Weinberger (Ph.D. student, History, University of Chicago)


For questions or to request papers, please contact:

Emma Stone Mackinnon
PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science
Human Rights Workshop Co-Coordinator
mackinnon@uchicago.edu

Lael Weinberger
PhD Student, Department of History
Human Rights Workshop Co-Coordinator
laelweinberger@uchicago.edu