The Human Rights Institute is led by Kathryn Libal, Associate Professor in the School of Social Work and Human Rights Institute. Faculty also hold leadership roles research and academic programs of the Human Rights Institute.
The Institute has a unique model of joint faculty appointments with the departments of Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Sociology, Philosophy and the Schools of Business and Law and Social Work. The Institute currently has eleven joint hires.
In addition to our joint faculty members, there are more than 50 additional faculty members working in the area of human rights at UConn.
The Gladstein Committee advises the Director of the Human Rights Institute on a variety of matters, including faculty hiring, overall policy and direction, grant initiatives. It is mutli-disciplinary committee, which includes faculty from the humanities, social science and law school.
The Board of Overseers of the Human Rights Institute is a consultative body that serves as a bridge between the Human Rights Institute and the community beyond campus boundaries
Our Research Affiliate Program recognizes the contribution of individual scholars to the work and mission of the Human Rights Institute. While our research affiliates are not in residence, we would like to acknowledge the significant contributions they have made to the intellectual life of the Institute.