Sandra Sirota

Post-Doctoral Fellow | Human Rights Institute


Sandra Sirota is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Human Rights Institute where she conducts research and teaches courses on human rights, social justice, and education. She earned her doctoral degree from Columbia University Teachers College through the Department of International and Transcultural Studies, with a concentration in peace and human rights education. Her current research focuses on teacher education in human rights and the role of human rights education in deterring discrimination. Recent and forthcoming publications appear in Comparative Education Review, the Journal of Human Rights, and Prospects.

Sirota has taught courses at Columbia University and consulted for non-profit organizations and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. She served on the founding steering committee of the human rights education network, Human Rights Educators USA, from 2012 to 2014 and is currently on the steering committee of the University and College Consortium for Human Rights Education. She co-founded the Advocacy Lab, a nonprofit organization providing human rights education to high school students in New York City in 2006. She earned her Master’s degree in international human rights from the University of Denver Korbel School of International Studies and her Bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Cornell University. 

Contact Information
Emailsandra.sirota@uconn.edu