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  • Contributors

William J. Aceves is the Dean Steven R. Smith Professor of Law at California Western School of Law.

Oumar Ba, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Morehouse College, in Atlanta, GA. He can be reached at

Danielle Celermajer is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney. Her research has focused on the social, cultural, and political dynamics that sustain human rights violations and strategies for effective prevention. Her books include Sins of the Nation and the Ritual of Apology (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and The Prevention of Torture: An Ecological Approach (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

Dan Avnon is the Leon Blum Chair in Political Science and Chair of the Department of Political Science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He specializes in Western and Jewish political theory and in democratic and pluralistic civic education. His books include Martin Buber: The Hidden Dialogue (Rowman and Littlefield 1998), and co-editor of Liberalism and its Practice (Routledge, 1999), Plurality and Citizenship in Israel (Routledge, 2009).

David L. Cingranelli is Professor of Political Science and Co-Director of the Human Rights Institute at Binghamton University, SUNY. He specializes in the quantification and comparative study of human rights.

Carl Kalmick is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at Binghamton University, SUNY. He specializes in comparative national policies and practices protecting the rights of LGBTQ people.

James Dawes is the author of The Novel of Human Rights (Harvard, 2018), Evil Men (Harvard, 2013), That the World May Know: Bearing Witness to Atrocity (Harvard, 2007), and The Language of War (Harvard, 2002).

Constanza Fernández Danceanu has a Bachelor of Law degree from Universidad Gabriela Mistral in Chile and a MSc in International Relations Theory from the London School of Economics and Political Science in the United Kingdom. She has worked as a Legal Adviser for the Human Rights Department of the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and as the Head of the Political Science Department of Universidad San Sebastián in Chile.

Kynan Gentry is a Lecturer in International Relations and Heritage Studies at the University of Western Australia. Prior to this he was a post-doctoral fellow and lecturer at the Australian National University. His research spans the fields of human rights, with a particular focus on cultural rights, international governance, and the history of global politics.

Victoria Mason is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Affairs at Murdoch University in Western Australia. Prior to this, she held positions at the Australian National University and Lancaster University. Her research traverses the fields of human rights, peace and conflict studies, critical security studies, and the politics of international law.

Jennifer Moore is Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law. She is the author of Humanitarian Law in Action within Africa (Oxford University Press 2012) and co-author of Refugee Law and Policy: A Comparative and International Approach (5th Edition, Carolina Academic Press 2018).

John Quigley is Professor Emeritus at the Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University. In 2000, along with Howard DeNike and Kenneth Robinson, he published the volume Genocide in Cambodia: Documents from the Trial of Pol Pot and Ieng Sary (Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights). He holds A.B., M.A., and LL.B. degrees from Harvard University.

Thomas W. Smith is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Honors Program at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. His research focuses on human rights, international humanitarian law, and Turkish politics. His latest book is Human Rights and War Through Civilian Eyes (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017). He can be reached at

Chan S. Suh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Chung-Ang University. Prior to joining CAU, he worked as an assistant professor at Boise State University and a visiting assistant professor at Cornell University. His academic interests include human rights, social movements, and social networks. His papers have been published in the American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, Social Science Research, Mobilization, Sociological Forum, and others.

Shu Wan currently works as a graduate student in...


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