Alyssa Webb has been a Doctoral student in the Political Science Department at the University in Connecticut since the August 2013 and is currently pursuing the graduate certificate in Human Rights. Prior to attending the University of Connecticut, Alyssa attended Lycoming College in Williamsport Pennsylvania where she graduated with a double major in Political Science and Archaeology and a minor in Anthropology. She was awarded the Haberberger Fellowship in the Spring of 2013 to work on her seniors honors thesis: “Political, Economic, and Social Determinants of Sex Trafficking”.
At UCONN, Alyssa’s work has focused on economic and social rights, specifically the effectiveness of fair trade as a poverty alleviation strategy as well as the relationship between perceptions of homelessness and the mobilization of political action in the international system. Alyssa is also interested in human rights measurement, and worked on the Cingranelli and Richards Human Rights Data Project with Dr. David Richards in the Summer and Fall of 2013.
Alyssa now serves as the graduate student liaison, and as an undergraduate academic advisor and internship coordinator at the Human Rights Institute.