Our Team

Meet our team!

List of People
 NameTitleEmailPhone
cesar abadiaCésar Abadía-BarreroDirector of Undergraduate Programs, Human Rights Institute
Associate Professor, Anthropology & Human Rights
cesar.abadia@uconn.edu
Imge AkaslanImge AkaslanGraduate Assistant
imge.akaslan@uconn.edu
Ghada AlmashaqbehAssistant Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
ghada.almashaqbeh@uconn.edu
Nana AmosProgram Manager
nana.amos@uconn.edu860‑486‑3054
Emmanouil AnagnostouEmmanouil AnagnostouDirector, Eversource Energy Center Applied Research
Director, Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Eversource Energy Endowed Chair in Environmental Engineering
manos@uconn.edu
Zehra AratProfessor, Political Science
zehra.arat@uconn.edu
Anamaria ArteagaGraduate Assistant
anamaria.arteaga@uconn.edu
Carol Atkinson-PalomboDirector, Environmental Studies Program
Associate Professor, Geography
carol.atkinson-palombo@uconn.edu
Marisa AugusteDriver Behavior Analyst
Connecticut Transportation Institute
marisa.auguste@uconn.edu
Amvrossios BagtzoglouProfessor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
amvrossios.bagtzoglou@uconn.edu
Kaushik BasuC. Marks Professor of International Studies and Professor of Economics and Director, Program on Comparative Economic Development: Cornell University
Jon BauerClinical Professor of Law and Richard D. Tulisano '69 Scholar in Human Rights
jon.bauer@uconn.edu
Jon BauerClinical Professor of Law
Richard D. Tulisano '69 Scholar in Human Rights
jon.bauer@uconn.edu
Oksan BayulgenDirector of Undergraduate Studies, Political Science
Associate Professor, Political Science
oksan.bayulgen@uconn.edu
Megan BertholdMegan BertholdAssociate Professor, School of Social Work
Graduate Certificate Coordinator, Social Work
megan.berthold@uconn.edu
robert birdRobert BirdProfessor, Business Law
Eversource Energy Chair in Business Ethics
Research Fellow, School of Law
rbird@business.uconn.edu
Mark BoyerMark BoyerBoard of Trustees Distinguished Professor, Geography
mark.boyer@uconn.edu
Boris Bravo-UretaBoris Bravo-UretaProfessor, Agricultural and Resource Economics
boris.bravoureta@uconn.edu
Richard BrownRichard BrownEmeritus Professor, History
richard.brown@uconn.edu
Tom BuckleyAssistant Clinical Professor, Pharmacy Practice
thomas.e.buckley@uconn.edu
Daniel BurkeyDaniel BurkeyAssociate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Diversity, UConn School of Engineering
daniel.burkey@uconn.edu
Heather CassanoAssistant Professor, Digital Film/Video Production
heather.cassano@uconn.edu
Clarissa CeglioAssistant Professor, Digital Culture, Learning, and Advocacy
clarissa.ceglio@uconn.edu
Diego CerraiAssistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
diego.cerrai@uconn.edu
Davis Chacon HurtadoAssistant Research Professor, Human Rights Institute
davis.chacon-hurtado@uconn.edu
Rachel ChambersAssistant Professor, Business Law
rachel.2.chambers@uconn.edu
Audrey ChapmanProfessor, Public Health Sciences
achapman@uchc.edu
Laura Chapman RubboDirector, Responsible Governance & Supply Chain The Walt Disney Company
Sian Charles-HarrisGraduate Assistant
sian.charles-harris@uconn.edu
Maria ChrysochoouMaria ChrysochoouProfessor and Department Head, Civil & Environmental Engineering
maria.chrysochoou@uconn.edu
James ColtrainAssistant Professor, Game Design
james.coltrain@uconn.edu
Eleni CoundouriotisProfessor, English
eleni.coundouriotis@uconn.edu
Kelly DennisAssociate Professor, Visual Studies
kelly.dennis@uconn.edu
Manisha DesaiProfessor, Sociology & Asian and Asian American Studies
Department Head, Sociology
manisha.desai@uconn.edu
Tamara DevineGraduate Assistant
tamara.devine@uconn.edu
predrag dojčinovićPredrag DojčinovićSenior Consultant and Research Advisor in International Criminal Justice
Zoi DokouAssistant Research Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
zoi.dokou@uconn.edu
Heather Elliott-FamularoDepartment Head, Digital Media & Design
Professor, Digital Film/Video Production
heather@uconn.edu
Gary EnglishGary EnglishProfessor, Dramatic Arts
gary.english@uconn.edu
Jose FalconiAssistant Professor, Art and Art History & Human Rights Institute
jose.falconi@uconn.edu
Michael FreemanProfessor Michael Freeman BA (Cambridge), LLB (Stanford), PhD (Essex), University of Essex, UK
Norman GarrickProfessor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
norman.garrick@uconn.edu
Krystyna Gielo-PerczakKrystyna Gielo-PerczakAssociate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
krystyna.Gielo-Perczak@engr.uconn.edu
Oscar GuerraAssistant Professor, Digital Film/Video Production
oscar.guerra@uconn.edu
Sara HarvelSara HarvelGraduate Assistant
sara.harvel@uconn.edu
Lynn HealyLynne HealeyEmeritus Professor, Social Work
lynne.healy@uconn.edu
Mark HealeyMark HealeyAssociate Professor and Department Head, History
mark.healey@uconn.edu
shareen hertelShareen HertelCo-Director, Research Program on Economic & Social Rights
Professor, Political Science & Human Rights
shareen.hertel@uconn.edu
Richard HiskesProfessor of Political Science, Grand Valley State University, MI
Elizabeth HolzerAssociate Professor, Sociology & Human Rights
elizabeth.holzer@uconn.edu
John IvanJohn IvanProfessor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
john.ivan@uconn.edu
rachel jacksonRachel JacksonAssociate Director of Operations, Human Rights Institute
rachel.jackson@uconn.edu860‑486‑5393
Blair JohnsonBlair JohnsonBoard of Trustees Distinguished Professor, Psychology
blair.johnson@uconn.edu
Derek JohnsonSenior Lecturer in Residence, Economics
derek.johnson@uconn.edu
Brendan KaneBrendan KaneDirector, Democracy & Dialogues Initiative Associate
Professor, History & Literature, Cultures, & Languages
brendan.kane@uconn.edu
Prakash KashwanPrakash KashwanCo-Director, Research Program on Economic & Social Rights
Associate Professor, Political Science
prakash.kashwan@uconn.edu
Kazem KazerounianKazem KazerounianDean, UConn School of Engineering
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
kazem.kazerounian@uconn.edu
Heejoo KimAssistant Professor, Motion Design and Animation
heejoo.kim@uconn.edu
Christine KirchhoffAssociate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
christine.kirchhoff@uconn.edu
Elnara KlichevaGraduate Assistant
elnara.klicheva@uconn.edu
Henry KrischEmeritus Professor, Political Science
henrykrisch@gmail.com
molly landMolly LandGraduate Certificate Coordinator, School of Law
Catherine Roraback Professor of Law
Professor, Human Rights
molly.land@law.uconn.edu
Baikun LiBaikun LiProfessor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
baikun.li@uconn.edu
Cuihong LiDepartment Head and Professor Operations and Information Management
cuihong.li@uconn.edu
kathy libalKathryn LibalDirector, Human Rights Institute
Associate Professor, Social Work & Human Rights
kathryn.libal@uconn.edu860‑486‑8739
Bert LockwoodDirector of the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights and University of Cincinnati Editor in Chief of Human Rights Quarterly
Nicholas LownesAssociate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
nicholas.lownes@uconn.edu
Erica MacDonaldGraduate Assistant
erica.macdonald@uconn.edu
J. Paul MartinProfessor and Director of Human Rights Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University
Samuel MartinezSamuel MartínezDirector, El Instituto
Professor, Anthropology
samuel.martinez@uconn.edu
Catherine MasudAssistant Professor In-Residence, Human Rights Documentary Filmmaking
catherine.masud@uconn.edu
Laura MauldinAssociate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
laura.mauldin@uconn.edu
Jeffrey McCutcheonProfessor and Executive Director, Fraunhofer USA Center for Energy Innovation
Al Geib Professor, Environmental Engineering Research and Education
jeffrey.mccutcheon@uconn.edu
ian macgregorIan McGregorPost-Doctoral Fellow, Human Rights Education
ian.mcgregor@uconn.edu
Laurent MichelAssociate Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
laurent.michel@uconn.edu
Alanson MinklerEmeritus Professor, Economics
alanson.minkler@uconn.edu
Glenn MitomaGlenn MitomaDirector, Dodd Impact
Assistant Professor, Education & Human Rights
Graduate Certificate Coordinator, Neag School of Education
glenn.mitoma@uconn.edu860‑486‑5186
Danielle NadeauGraduate Assistant
danielle.j.nadeau@uconn.edu
Patricia O'RourkeGraduate Assistant
patricia.orourke@uconn.edu
Eleanor OuimetAssistant Professor In Residence, Anthropology
eleanor.ouimet@uconn.edu
Mark Overmyer-VelázquezMark Overmyer-VelázquezUniversity Campus Director, UConn Hartford
Professor, History & Latino and Latin American Studies
mark.velazquez@uconn.edu
Tanju OzdemirAssistant Professor, Digital Film/Video Production
tanju.ozdemir@uconn.edu
Rupal ParekhAssistant Professor, School of Social Work
rupal.parekh@uconn.edu
Stephen ParkDirector, Business and Human Rights Initiative
Associate Professor, Business Law
stephen.park@uconn.edu
Richard ParnasAssistant Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
richard.parnas@uconn.edu
Ugur PasaogullariProfessor, Mechanical Engineering
ugur.pasaogullari@uconn.edu
Avinoam PattAvinoam PattDirector, Doris and Simon Konover Chair of Judaic Studies
Associate Professor, Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
avinoam.patt@uconn.edu
Malaquías PeñaAssociate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
mpena@uconn.edu
nishith prakashNishith PrakashAssociate Professor, Economics & Human Rights
nishith.prakash@uconn.edu
Susan RandolphSusan RandolphEmerita Professor, Economics
susan.randolph@uconn.edu
david richardsDavid RichardsAssociate Professor, Political Science & Human Rights
david.richards@uconn.edu
Celina RomanyDirector, Center for Human Rights of the Inter-American University School of Law, Puerto Rico
Michael RubinDirector, Human Rights Research and Data Hub
Assistant Research Professor, Human Rights, Engineering & Business
michael.a.rubin@uconn.edu
Cory RunstedlerGraduate Assistant
cory.runstedler@uconn.edu
Zahrasadat SadeghiGraduate Assistant
zahrasadat.sadeghi@uconn.edu
Lyle ScruggsProfessor, Political Science
lyle.scruggs@uconn.edu
Christopher ShayPostdoctoral Research Fellowship, Human Rights Research and Data Hub
christopher.w.shay@uconn.edu
Helena SilvaHelena SilvaAssociate Professor, Electrical Engineering & Materials Science
helena.silva@uconn.edu
sara silversteinSara SilversteinCo-Director, Research Program on Humanitarianism
Assistant Professor, History & Human Rights
sara.silverstein@uconn.edu
Marvi SirmedVisiting Professor, Human Rights Institute
marvis@uconn.edu
Sandra SirotaAssistant Professor in Residence, Experiential Global Learning & Human Rights
sandra.sirota@uconn.edu
Jeffrey SmithFounding Director, Vanguard Africa Class of 2003 Human Rights Alumni
Ranjan SrivastavaRanjan SrivastavaProfessor and Department Head, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
rs@uconn.edu
Graham StinnettCurator, Human Rights Collection and Alternative Press Collections
graham.stinnett@lib.uconn.edu
Amy ThompsonAssociate Professor in Residence, Systems Engineering
amy.2.thompson@uconn.edu
Lynne TirrellProfessor, Philosophy
lynne.tirrell@uconn.edu
Tim VadasDirector, Environmental Engineering Program
Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
timothy.vadas@uconn.edu
Fiona VernalAssociate Professor, History
fiona.vernal@uconn.edu
katharina vonhammersteinKatharina von HammersteinEmerita Professor, German Studies
von.hammerstein@uconn.edu
Manuela WagnerManuela WagnerProfessor, German Studies and Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies
manuela.wagner@uconn.edu
Scott WallaceScott WallaceAssociate Professor, Journalism
scott.wallace@uconn.edu
Guiling WangGuiling WangProfessor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
guiling.wang@uconn.edu
alysssa webAlyssa WebbEducational Program Coordinator, Human Rights Institute
alyssa.webb@uconn.edu860‑486‑1041
Thomas WeinlandEmeritus Professor, Education
thomas.weinland@uconn.edu
sarah willenSarah WillenDirector, Research Program on Global Health and Human Rights
Associate Professor, Anthropology
sarah.willen@uconn.edu
Richard WilsonRichard WilsonGladstein Distinguished Chair of Human Rights
Professor, Law and Anthropology
richard.wilson@uconn.edu
sarah wInterSarah WinterCo-Director, Research Program on Humanitarianism
Professor, English
sarah.winter@uconn.edu
Sebastian WogensteinAssociate Professor, German Studies
wogenstein@uconn.edu
Heather WurtzPostdoctoral Research Associate, Pandemic Journaling Project
heather.wurtz@uconn.edu
Arash ZaghiArash ZaghiAssociate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
arash.esmaili_zaghi@uconn.edu
Jin ZhuAssociate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
jzhu@uconn.edu