The Marsha Lilien Gladstein Visiting Professor of Human Rights

Gladstein Visiting Professorship

The Gladstein Visiting Professor is a distinguished scholar with an international standing in the study of human rights, who spends one semester each year at UConn. During that time, he or she delivers a major public lecture, teaches a seminar in his or her specialty, and consults with the faculty about the direction of UConn's human rights program and about developing new courses in human rights.

Enquiries regarding the Visiting Professorship can be made to the Chair of the Gladstein Committee, Professor Richard A. Wilson, humanrights@uconn.edu.

Gladstein Visiting Professor - Spring 2013

Carol Anderson

Emory University, Associate Professor, African American studies and History College of Arts and Sciences. 

Carol Anderson is associate professor of African American studies and history at Emory University, where she teaches courses in 20th Century African American History, Human rights, Transnational Freedom Struggles, and Colonialism and Anti-Colonialism. She completed her Masters in Political Science at Miami University where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, as well as her Ph.D in History at The Ohio State University.

Her research focuses predominately on the relationship between domestic and international policies, and race, justice and equality in the United States. Her research has garnered substantial fellowships and grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Ford Foundation, National Humanities Center and many more. Her publications include the Gustavus Myers and Myrna Bernath Book Award winning book Eyes off the Prize: The United Nations and the African-American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955. She is also working on a second book, Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960 which acknowledges the important role that the nation’s civil rights organizations play in the fight for the liberation of peoples of color in Africa and Asia.

Professor Anderson has served on working groups dealing with race, minority rights, and criminal justice at Stanford’s Center for Applied Science and Behavioral Studies, the Aspen Institute, and the United Nations. She is currently on the Board of Directors of the Harry S. Truman Library Institute and the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative, as well as previously served as a member of the U.S. State Department’s Historical Advisory Committee.
She has also received numerous teaching awards, including the Crystal Apple Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, the Mizzou Class of '39 Outstanding Faculty Award, the Most Inspiring Professor Award from the Athletic Department, the Gold Chalk Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching, and the Provost's Teaching Award for Outstanding Junior Faculty.

As the Gladstein Visiting Professor of Human Rights, Professor Anderson will teach a graduate level course titled: Seminar in Variable Topics: Human Rights and American Exceptionalism (Spring 2013- HRTS 5899).  She also delivered the keynote Gladstein Lecture on February 20th at the Dodd Center, Storrs, CT.  

Previous Distinguished Visiting Gladstein Professors

Fall 2011
Zehra F. Kabasakal Arat, Purchase College, State University of New York

Fall 2010
Ariella Azoulay, Director of Photo-Lexic, International Research Group, Minerva Center, Tel Aviv, Israel

Fall 2009
David L. Richards, University of Connecticut

Fall 2008
Zakes Mda, Ohio University

Fall 2007
David P. Forsythe, University of Nebraska

Fall 2006
Ruti Teitel, New York Law School

Spring 2006
Elizabeth Jelin, Sociologist and researcher at CONICET (National Council for Science and Technology)
of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Fall 2004
Michael Freeman, University of Essex, UK
Celina Romany, Inter-American University School of Law, Puerto Rico

Fall 2003
Leslye Obiora, Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona

Fall 2002
Jack Donnelly, University of Denver

Fall 2001
Rhoda Howard-Hassmann, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Fall 2000
Wiktor Osiatynski, Open Society Institute