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Professor Samuel Martínez, Director of Undergraduate Programs in Human Rights

860-486-4515 or samuel.martinez@uconn.edu

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Tina Chiarelli-Helminiak, Graduate Assistant for Undergraduate Programs in Human Rights
860-486-8739 or uconnhrminor@yahoo.com

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Director of Undergraduate Programs in Human Rights

Samuel Martínez

Samuel Martínez is a Cuban-born ethnologist. He is presently on the board of the American Ethnological Society and has served as Chair (2003-04) of the American Anthropological Association's Committee for Human Rights. He contributed an extensive expert affidavit in support of the landmark case of Yean and Bosico v. Dominican Republic presented before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in 2005. He is the author of two ethnographic monographs and several peer-reviewed articles on the migration and labor and minority rights of Haitian nationals and people of Haitian ancestry in the Dominican Republic. He is also editor of a contributory volume, International Migration and Human Rights (U California Press, 2009) and co-editor of two journal special issues. In his current research and writing, he brings critical scrutiny to the writings of northern human rights monitors, journalists and social scientists about Haitian-ancestry people in the Dominican Republic. He is also doing background research on antislavery narratives of the late 20th & early 21st centuries. One of his most recent publication is the book International Migration and Human Rights (2009).

Dr. Martínez can be contacted at Tel : 860-486-4515
Email: samuel.martinez@uconn.edu

Graduate Assistant for Undergraduate Programs in Human Rights

Tina

Tina Chiarelli-Helminiak

Tina Chiarelli-Helminiak is a doctoral student at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. Her dissertation focus is on burnout among forensic interviewers. Tina has extensive practice experience working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. Her greatest professional achievement is leading the development of a children's advocacy center providing community-based services in rural north Georgia. Tina has taught in the UConn MSW and human rights undergraduate programs and in the social work undergraduate program at Shippensburg University. Tina received her B.A. in Social Work from Shippensburg University (1999) and an MSW from Marywood University (2002), where she was the first social work student to receive the Sister M. Eva Connors Peace Medal.

Tina can be contacted at 860-486-8739 or uconnhrminor@yahoo.com

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